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[PHOTO] Twelve photos of Ontario Place and scenes from the William C. Davis trail (#ontarioplace)

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This post, last of my four from Ontario Place, shows some of the things I saw heading east back to the mainland of Toronto, past the architecture of Ontario Place and along the William C. Davis Trail i Trillium Park. The views this trail offers, of the Toronto skyline and of the Toronto Islands, are unparalleled.

Hill in Trillium Park #toronto #ontarioplace #trilliumpark #evening #hill #latergram

Cinesphere #toronto #ontarioplace #cinesphere #architecture #latergram

Towers #toronto #ontarioplace #architecture #towers #latergram

Looking out at the lake #toronto #ontarioplace #torontoharbour #torontoislands #boats #latergram

Towards the trail #toronto #ontarioplace #trilliumpark #williamcdavistrail #lakeontario #torontoharbour #latergram

Towards the skyline #toronto #ontarioplace #trilliumpark #williamcdavistrail #lakeontario #torontoharbour #skyline #latergram

Shining #toronto #ontarioplace #trilliumpark #williamcdavistrail #lakeontario #torontoharbour #skyline #latergram

Coming in for a landing #toronto #ontarioplace #trilliumpark #williamcdavistrail #lakeontario #torontoharbour #torontoislands #boats #airplane #latergram

Skyline #toronto #ontarioplace #trilliumpark #williamcdavistrail #lakeontario #torontoharbour #torontoislands #latergram

Skyline through trees #toronto #ontarioplace #trilliumpark #williamcdavistrail #lakeontario #torontoharbour #torontoislands #latergram

Towards the airport #toronto #ontarioplace #trilliumpark #williamcdavistrail #lakeontario #torontoharbour #torontoislands #billybishopairport #latergram

Skyline seen from a hill #toronto #ontarioplace #trilliumpark #williamcdavistrail #lakeontario #torontoharbour #torontoislands #billybishopairport #latergram

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Written by Randy McDonald

October 30, 2017 at 1:16 pm

[PHOTO] Nine photos of Lake Ontario from Ontario Place as the late summer sun sets (#ontarioplace)

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The western edge of Ontario Place, facing Humber Bay with its rising skyline and Lake Ontario encompassing everything, is a fine place to go on a warm late summer evening. The waves break quietly against the stone beaches as the sun sets.

Looking west #toronto #ontarioplace #lakeontario #evening #sun

Looking out #toronto #ontarioplace #lakeontario #evening #sun #latergram

Past the beach #toronto #ontarioplace #lakeontario #evening #beach #sun #latergram

Camp in the woods #toronto #ontarioplace #evening #latergram

Distant skyline #toronto #ontarioplace #evening #lakeontario #skyline #latergram

Looking #toronto #ontarioplace #evening #lakeontario #skyline #latergram

Setting sun #toronto #ontarioplace #evening #lakeontario #skyline #humberbay #latergram

Curve of the beach #toronto #ontarioplace #evening #lakeontario #skyline #beach #latergram

Waves #toronto #ontarioplace #evening #lakeontario #waves #beach #latergram

Written by Randy McDonald

October 28, 2017 at 9:30 am

[PHOTO] Twenty photos of Ontario Place, Toronto (#ontarioplace)

Back on the 21st of September, I posted a series of photos that I took just east of Ontario Place, in the area of the new Trillium Park. I had continued exploring west of Trillium Park, into Ontario Place, but I had never gotten around to posting my photos of Ontario Place in all of its mid-20th century modernist grandeur.

Back towards the city #toronto #ontarioplace #skyline #cntower #latergram

Hill #toronto #ontarioplace #hill

Looking towards Hanlan's #toronto #ontarioplace #torontoislands #hanlanspoint #lakeontario #latergram

Shore #toronto #ontarioplace #rock #beach #latergram

Towards the heart (1) #toronto #ontarioplace #architecture #latergram

Towards the heart (2) #toronto #ontarioplace #marina #architecture #latergram

Towards the heart (3) #toronto #ontarioplace #marina #architecture #latergram

Towards the heart (4) #toronto #ontarioplace #marina #architecture #latergram

Towards the heart (5) #toronto #ontarioplace #marina #architecture #latergram

On the pier (1) #toronto #ontarioplace #pier #concrete #architecture #marina #latergram

On the pier (2) #toronto #ontarioplace #pier #concrete #architecture #plane #marina #latergram

On the pier (3) #toronto #ontarioplace #pier #concrete #architecture #plane #marina #lakeontario #torontoislands #hanlanspoint #latergram

On the pier (4) #toronto #ontarioplace #pier #concrete #architecture #marina #latergram

On the pier (5) #toronto #ontarioplace #pier #concrete #cntower #architecture #marina #latergram

On the pier (6) #toronto #ontarioplace #pier #lakeontario #torontoislands #hanlanspoint #boats #latergram

On the pier (7) #toronto #ontarioplace #pier #lakeontario #boats #latergram

On the pier (8) #toronto #ontarioplace #pier #lakeontario #torontoharbour #skyline #cntower #latergram

On the pier (9) #toronto #ontarioplace #pier #lakeontario #humberbay #skyline #evening #latergram

On the pier (10) #toronto #ontarioplace #pier #lakeontario #concrete #architecture #latergram

Anchors #toronto #ontarioplace #anchors #pier #concrete #latergram

There will be more photos tomorrow.

Written by Randy McDonald

October 17, 2017 at 10:00 am

[PHOTO] Eight photos of HTO Park, Toronto

On a sparklingly hot Sunday, I joined a crowd of other people enjoying the sun of HTO Park down by the water. It was glorious.

HTO Park (1) #toronto #htopark #harbourfront #parks #beach #summer #fall #autumn

HTO Park (2) #toronto #htopark #harbourfront #parks #beach #summer #fall #autumn

HTO Park (3) #toronto #htopark #harbourfront #parks #beach #summer #fall #autumn

HTO Park (4) #toronto #htopark #harbourfront #parks #beach #summer #fall #autumn

HTO Park (5) #toronto #htopark #harbourfront #parks #beach #summer #fall #autumn

HTO Park (6) #toronto #htopark #harbourfront #parks #beach #summer #fall #autumn #cntower

HTO Park (7) #toronto #htopark #harbourfront #parks #beach #summer #fall #autumn

HTO Park (8) #toronto #htopark #harbourfront #parks #beach #summer #fall #autumn

Written by Randy McDonald

September 26, 2017 at 8:45 am

[PHOTO] Five (or six) photos of the sun setting at Hanlan’s Point, Toronto Islands

Yesterday, in a most unseasonably hot day that felt like summer, I decided to go to Hanlan’s Point for the late afternoon. The beach has changed so much from last year as to be almost unrecognizable, so much of its sand washed into the water, but it works in its new incarnation. The line of poplar trees that is so much closer to the water feels like a privacy screen of sorts, intensifying the experience of distance. The water and the sand, happily, remain the same, if perhaps a bit more pebbly than before.

Sun setting at Hanlan's Point (1) #toronto #torontoislands #hanlanspointbeach #beach #evening

Sun setting at Hanlan's Point (2) #toronto #torontoislands #hanlanspointbeach #beach #evening

Sun setting at Hanlan's Point (3) #toronto #torontoislands #hanlanspointbeach #beach #evening

Sun setting at Hanlan's Point (4) #toronto #torontoislands #hanlanspointbeach #beach #evening

Sun setting at Hanlan's Point (5) #toronto #torontoislands #hanlanspointbeach #beach #evening

Google Photos, meanwhile, put together this panorama shot, combining photos 4 and 5 in this series.

Panorama, Hanlan's Point Beach #toronto #hanlanspointbeach #torontoislands #beach #evening

Written by Randy McDonald

September 25, 2017 at 11:05 am

[PHOTO] Thirteen photos of Trillium Park and the William G. Davis Trail (#trilliumpark)

The newly-opened Trillium Park and William G. David Trail, part of the ongoing redevelopment of Ontario Place, is superb. Though the landscaping is still raw, just three months after the parks opening, the bones are good ones. Walking along the trail on a beautiful warm evening, seeing the park full of people enjoying the grass or the concert or the views of the lake and the Toronto Islands, I knew this park is a success.

Entering Trillium Park

Looking east

Path ahead

Two routes

Trail tree

Gathered for the concert (1)

Gathered for the concert (2)

Looking at Hanlan's Point

Looking at Billy Bishop

Overlooking

Hough's Glade

Evening in the park

Walking by boats on the lake

Written by Randy McDonald

September 21, 2017 at 10:02 am

[URBAN NOTE] Four Toronto notes: Gibraltar Point, Centreville carousel, condo designss, Estonians

  • NOW Toronto notes how Gibraltar Point marks the Toronto Islands’ point most vulnerable to erosion.
  • It seems, as Fatima Syed notes, that the Centreville carousel will not be bought by its intended buyer.
  • VICE reports on a young Toronto architect who suggests condos could be more affordable if they were more modular.
  • A highly disproportionate number of Toronto’s innovative post-war architects were Estonian refugees. Stunning works. The Globe and Mail reports.