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[PHOTO] Eight photos from Sir Casimir Gzowski Park, Sunnyside, Toronto

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The Sir Casimir Gzowski Park, occupying the western end of Sunnyside Beach is a beautiful destination in itself, the strand caught between sea and park. The views this park offers of the world beyond, of the skyline of Toronto around and of the deep blue sea of Lake Ontario to the south, are inspiring.

Down to the beach (1) #toronto #sunnysidebeach #humberbay #lakeontario #sircasimirgzowskipark #beaches #birds #swans #latergram

Down to the beach (2) #toronto #sunnysidebeach #humberbay #lakeontario #sircasimirgzowskipark #beaches #horizon #skyline #birds #swans #latergram

Down to the beach (3) #toronto #sunnysidebeach #humberbay #lakeontario #sircasimirgzowskipark #beaches #horizon #skyline #cntower #birds #swans #latergram

Down to the beach (4) #toronto #sunnysidebeach #humberbay #lakeontario #sircasimirgzowskipark #beaches #birds #swans #latergram

Down to the beach (5) #toronto #sunnysidebeach #humberbay #lakeontario #sircasimirgzowskipark #beaches #latergram

Down to the beach (6) #toronto #sunnysidebeach #humberbay #lakeontario #sircasimirgzowskipark #beaches #skyline #cntower #latergram

Down to the beach (7) #toronto #sunnysidebeach #humberbay #lakeontario #sircasimirgzowskipark #beaches #birds #latergram

Down to the beach (8) #toronto #sunnysidebeach #humberbay #lakeontario #sircasimirgzowskipark #beaches #birds #skyline #cntower #latergram

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Written by Randy McDonald

November 24, 2017 at 9:25 am

[PHOTO] Down to Rollo Bay, PEI

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Rollo Bay at low tide can be a magical place to visit.

Down to Rollo Bay (1a) #pei #princeedwardisland #rollobay #latergram

Down to Rollo Bay (2) #pei #princeedwardisland #rollobay #latergram

Down to Rollo Bay (3) #pei #princeedwardisland #rollobay #latergram

Down to Rollo Bay (4) #pei #princeedwardisland #rollobay #lowtide #latergram

Down to Rollo Bay (5) #pei #princeedwardisland #rollobay #lowtide #latergram

Down to Rollo Bay (6) #pei #princeedwardisland #rollobay #lowtide #latergram

Written by Randy McDonald

November 18, 2017 at 9:30 am

[PHOTO] Fifteen photos of and around North Rustico Beach, PEI

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North Rustico Beach, on the northern shore of the community of North Rustico facing the Gulf of St. Lawrence, is a beautiful beach.

Looking east, North Rustico Beach #pei #princeedwardisland #northrustico #rustico #beach #gulfofstlawrence #latergram

Looking west, North Rustico Beach #pei #princeedwardisland #northrustico #rustico #beach #gulfofstlawrence #latergram

Marram grass, North Rustico Beach #pei #princeedwardisland #northrustico #rustico #beach #marramgrass #latergram

Looking north, North Rustico Beach #pei #princeedwardisland #northrustico #rustico #beach #gulfofstlawrence #latergram

Ship on the horizon, North Rustico Beach #pei #princeedwardisland #northrustico #rustico #beach #gulfofstlawrence #latergram

West towards cottages, North Rustico Beach #pei #princeedwardisland #northrustico #rustico #beach #gulfofstlawrence #latergram

Towards the pier, North Rustico Beach #pei #princeedwardisland #northrustico #rustico #beach #gulfofstlawrence #latergram

Waves (1), North Rustico Beach #pei #princeedwardisland #northrustico #rustico #beach #waves #gulfofstlawrence #latergram

Foam, North Rustico Beach #pei #princeedwardisland #northrustico #rustico #beach #waves #foam #gulfofstlawrence #latergram

Waves (2), North Rustico Beach #pei #princeedwardisland #northrustico #rustico #beach #waves #gulfofstlawrence #latergram

Packing up, North Rustico Beach #pei #princeedwardisland #northrustico #rustico #beach #gulfofstlawrence #latergram

Jellyfish, North Rustico Beach #pei #princeedwardisland #northrustico #rustico #beach #jellyfish #gulfofstlawrence #latergram

Dune and marram, North Rustico Beach #pei #princeedwardisland #northrustico #rustico #beach #dunes #marramgrass #gulfofstlawrence #latergram

Walkway, North Rustico Beach #pei #princeedwardisland #northrustico #rustico #beach #dunes #marramgrass #gulfofstlawrence #latergram

Horizon, North Rustico Beach #pei #princeedwardisland #northrustico #rustico #beach #dunes #marramgrass #gulfofstlawrence #latergram

Written by Randy McDonald

October 26, 2017 at 12:40 pm

[PHOTO] Towards North Rustico beach, PEI

The approach to North Rustico Beach, facing the Gulf of St. Lawrence, could not be better designed.

Towards North Rustico beach (1) #pei #princeedwardisland #northrustico #rustico #beach #latergram

Towards North Rustico beach (2) #pei #princeedwardisland #northrustico #rustico #beach #gulfofstlawrence #peinationalpark #latergram

Towards North Rustico beach (3) #pei #princeedwardisland #northrustico #rustico #beach #gulfofstlawrence #peinationalpark #latergram

Written by Randy McDonald

October 17, 2017 at 8:35 am

[URBAN NOTE] Four Toronto architecture notes: Forest Hill, pastiches, Beaches, Lawren Harris

  • These Forest Hill homeowners’ claim that renovating neighbours stole their intellectual property seem silly to me. The Toronto Star reports.
  • Shawn Micallef notes that the traditional architecture style of Toronto is of one pastiche or another. Maybe modernism especially?
  • Toronto Life shares photos of a beautiful waterfront home in the Beaches, one I have passed by frequently. Only $6 million!
  • Ellen Scheinberg of Spacing tells how detective work tracked down the house that was subject of Lawren Harris’ “Toronto House”.

[URBAN NOTE] Five Toronto links: East Chinatown, Leslieville and east, Kirby GO, TTC, Eden Smith

  • blogTO argues East Chinatown, at Broadview and Gerrard, is an up-and-coming neighbourhood.
  • East-end Toronto, from Leslieville to points east, definitely is up-and-coming. The Globe and Mail reports.
  • It looks like the Kirby GO Station was approved for political reasons, not because of actual local need. The Toronto Star reports.
  • Steve Munro notes that, on the 23rd, the TTC Overhead Shop will have an open house explaining the streetcars’ pantograph.
  • In July, Torontoist looked at Toronto architect Eden Smith, connected to the Arts and Crafts Movement in Canada.

[PHOTO] Panorama, Woodbine Beach, Toronto

Panorama, Woodbine Beach

My Nexus 5’s Photos app stitched together this panorama of Toronto’s Woodbine Beach out of individual photos I had taken during last week’s photo expedition to the Beaches. It did not do a bad job at all, I think, possible wonkiness in the west aside.

Written by Randy McDonald

September 2, 2017 at 7:00 am