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[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

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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] Four photos taken on Dovercourt Road at night, from Hepbourne to Dupont

Last night after midnight, I found myself taking a walk north on Dovercourt Road, starting at College Street and heading up to Dupont Street at home. It took a half-hour in the light rain, giving me plenty of time to take in the street as it changed. The night, I was reminded, can be colourful, even if the colours are muted.

Towers behind church, Dovercourt and Hepbourne #toronto #dufferingrove #dovercourtroad #hepbournestreet #night #lights #latergram

Looking north, Dovercourt and Bloor #toronto #bloorcourt #dovercourtroad #bloorstreet #bloorstreetwest #lights #night #rain #latergram

Looking north, Dovercourt and Hallam #toronto #dovercourtvillage #dovercourtroad #hallamstreet #lights #night #rain #latergram

Looking north, Dovercourt and Dupont #toronto #dovercourtvillage #dovercourtroad #dupontstreet #lights #night #rain #latergram

[PHOTO] Wall of glass at Hamilton Gears, looking east on Dovercourt

Wall of glass at Hamilton Gears, looking east on Dovercourt #toronto #dovercourtvillage #hamiltongearandmachineryco #dupontstreet #dovercourtroad #warehouse #glass

Written by Randy McDonald

April 11, 2018 at 11:45 am

[PHOTO] Yellow leaves above, Dovercourt Road above Hallam

Yellow leaves above #toronto #dovercourtvillage #dovercourtroad #fall #autumn #yellow #leaves

Perhaps it is the protracted warmth that is making this fall less of a showy season for autumn leaves in Toronto than usual. At least there are still some enclaves of fall warmth.

Written by Randy McDonald

October 22, 2017 at 10:30 am

[PHOTO] Nine photos from the Geary Ave. Flea (#gearyaveflea)

Some likes I received on year-old photos on Instagram tagged with Toronto’s Geary Avenue, a west-east street that lies literally on the other side of the tracks from my home on Dupont, alerted me to the Geary Ave. Flea. This flea market event, held at and around the corner of Geary and Westmoreland Avenue, is a monthly event, today’s being the second of four scheduled for the summmer, on the last Sunday of each month.

What did I think of the Geary Ave. Flea? I enjoyed it. There’s a nice mix of local businesspeople and shopkeepers advertising their goods, people trying to sell bricabrac in good shape, and even a mix of food and drink vendors. It’s a nice addition to the neighbourhood. I just wish there were more iterations scheduled for this summer.

Entering the Geary Ave. Flea off Westmoreland

Bricabrac

5 records for $20

Jerseys and hats for sale

Flowers arranged

Things to drink

On Westmoreland

Looking back

Sign on Dovercourt

Written by Randy McDonald

July 30, 2017 at 10:15 pm

[PHOTO] South on Hallam past the patio, Dovercourt Village, Toronto

South on Hallam past the patio

I was wandering around the intersection of Dovercourt Road and Hallam Street Tuesday evening, waiting for my laundry to finish its wash cycle, when I saw the moon peeking over this backyard patio.

Written by Randy McDonald

July 5, 2017 at 7:00 am