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[PHOTO] Thirteen photos of the sakura of Robarts Library by twilight

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Yeesterday evening just before sunset I dashed down to the University of Toronto campus to see the sakura sheltered to the west of Robarts Library, on the University of Toronto campus. I wanted to see what they would look like under different light. I was pleasantly surprised by the effect of the late hour, pale pink blossoms in front of a periwinkle sky.

Sakura of Robarts in twilight (1) #toronto #sakura #cherryblossom #universityoftoronto #robartslibrary #harbordstreet #latergram

Sakura of Robarts in twilight (2) #toronto #sakura #cherryblossom #universityoftoronto #robartslibrary #harbordstreet #latergram

Sakura of Robarts in twilight (3) #toronto #sakura #cherryblossom #universityoftoronto #robartslibrary #harbordstreet #latergram

Sakura of Robarts in twilight (4) #toronto #sakura #cherryblossom #universityoftoronto #robartslibrary #harbordstreet #latergram

Sakura of Robarts in twilight (5) #toronto #sakura #cherryblossom #universityoftoronto #robartslibrary #harbordstreet #latergram

Sakura of Robarts in twilight (6) #toronto #sakura #cherryblossom #universityoftoronto #robartslibrary #harbordstreet #latergram

Sakura of Robarts in twilight (7) #toronto #sakura #cherryblossom #universityoftoronto #robartslibrary #harbordstreet #latergram

Sakura of Robarts in twilight (8) #toronto #sakura #cherryblossom #universityoftoronto #robartslibrary #harbordstreet #latergram

Sakura of Robarts in twilight (9) #toronto #sakura #cherryblossom #universityoftoronto #robartslibrary #harbordstreet #latergram

Sakura of Robarts in twilight (10) #toronto #sakura #cherryblossom #universityoftoronto #robartslibrary #harbordstreet #latergram

Sakura of Robarts in twilight (11) #toronto #sakura #cherryblossom #universityoftoronto #robartslibrary #harbordstreet #latergram

Sakura of Robarts in twilight (12) #toronto #sakura #cherryblossom #universityoftoronto #robartslibrary #harbordstreet #latergram

Sakura of Robarts in twilight (13) #toronto #sakura #cherryblossom #universityoftoronto #robartslibrary #harbordstreet #latergram

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Written by Randy McDonald

May 9, 2018 at 1:45 pm

[URBAN NOTE] Five Toronto links: walking on Yonge, Ford Country, Doug Ford, Finch West, Airbnb

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  • John Lorinc considers walking in Toronto, on Yonge Street, in the wake of the van attack, over at Spacing.
  • This classic Toronto Life tour of “Ford Country”, the Toronto landmarks in the career of the Ford brothers, is quite relevant in this election year.
  • Royson James is quite right to note the limit of Rob Ford’s outreach towards black and other minority youth, over at the Toronto Star.
  • blogTO reports on the start of construction of the Finch West LRT line. I sincerely hope it won’t be disrupted by election year change in the way the Eglinton subway was by the Harris government.
  • Sean Grisdale at Spacing notes the highly concentrated, and negative, impact of Airbnb on housing in downtown Toronto neighbourhoods.

[PHOTO] Four photos of flowers for sale at 77 Food Market, Dovercourt Village

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One thing I love about spring is the sight of the banks of flowers for sale outside my neighbourhood’s corner stores, like 77 Food Market at Dovercourt and Hallam. The bright natural colours of the flowers cheer me, remind me life is here again.

Flowers @ $C 8.99 #toronto #dovercourtvillage #flowers #dovercourtroad #hallamstreet #latergram

Flowers for hanging #toronto #dovercourtvillage #flowers #dovercourtroad #hallamstreet #latergram #77foodmarket

Flowers @ $C 3.99 #toronto #dovercourtvillage #flowers #dovercourtroad #hallamstreet #latergram #77foodmarket

Daffodils @ $C 2.99 #toronto #dovercourtvillage #flowers #dovercourtroad #hallamstreet #daffodils #latergram #77foodmarket

Written by Randy McDonald

May 8, 2018 at 7:00 am

[PHOTO] Blue sky above Dovercourt Road

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I have been having a bit of a stressful time lately, most recently with an unexpected computer issue. (If anyone reading this can recommend a Toronto computer shop capable of recovering data from hard drives after physical failure of the disk, please let me know.) Twitchiness feels normative.

Today, though, the sight of this cheerful bright blue sky over Dovercourt Road went a long way towards helping me relax. This beautiful eternal blue surrounds us, protects us. Even at our most twitchy, this blue will still be here.

Blue sky above Dovercourt #toronto #dovercourtroad #dovercourtvillage #blue #sky #derekjarman

Written by Randy McDonald

May 7, 2018 at 2:45 pm

[PHOTO] Five photos of the Toronto van attack memorial, North York (#yongeandstrong)

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The memorial to the Toronto van attack on the 23rd of April still stands on the eastern edge of Mel Lastman Square in the heart of North York, flowers and cards and stuffed animals and memories. As I was walking around the site under a perfect blue sky, I could see chaplains setting up a tent nearby with signs inviting passersby to talk if they needed to.

Memorial (1) #toronto #northyork #mellastmansquare #yongeandstrong #inmemoriam

Memorial (2) #toronto #northyork #mellastmansquare #yongeandstrong #poem #inmemoriam

Memorial (3) #toronto #northyork #mellastmansquare #yongeandstrong #chairs #inmemoriam

Memorial (4) #toronto #northyork #mellastmansquare #yongeandstrong  #inmemoriam

Memorial (5) #toronto #northyork #mellastmansquare #yongeandstrong  #inmemoriam

Written by Randy McDonald

May 6, 2018 at 9:05 am

[PHOTO] “Pray For Us”, Holy Family Roman Catholic Church

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The statue of the Virgin Mary standing by the corner of Parkdale’s Holy Family Roman Catholic Church, at King and Close, stands hands open and illuminated in the night.

"Pray For Us" #toronto #parkdale #holyfamilychurch #statue #virginmary #night #kingstreetwest #closeave #closeavenue

[PHOTO] Three photos from sunset from Yonge between Bloor and College

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On the evening of Thursday the 3rd of May, as I walked down Yonge Street I saw the evening sky shading to twilight in all kinds of gorgeous shades.

Rosy evening sky to the west #toronto #yongestreet #evening #sky #blue #pink

Periwinkle to the west #toronto #yongestreet #evening #sky #blue #periwinkle

Deep blue to the south #toronto #yongestreet #evening #sky

Written by Randy McDonald

May 5, 2018 at 10:30 pm

Posted in Photo, Toronto

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