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[PHOTO] “Deeds Speak” (#oldtoronto, #yorkcounty)

"Deeds Speak" #toronto #yorkcounty #bertistreet #richmondstreet #coatofarms #jacobinejones #sculpture #latergram

The Toronto Plaque website explains the significance of this sculpture, located [i]n front of the parking garage of the building on the east side of Berti Street just north of Richmond Street East”, quoting its 2010 Heritage Toronto plaque. Here’s what it says:

The adjacent York County Coat of Arms and the female figure inside the entrance once adorned the York County Registry Office, formerly located on this site. Commissioned by the County in 1941, the sculptural reliefs were created by Jacobine Jones, a leader in the field of architectural sculpture, who later became the Director of Sculpture at the Ontario College of Art. These sculptures remained with the building when the County left this site in the mid-1960s. Before demolition of the old building in 2008, the sculptures were removed. They were reinstalled on the present building in 2010.

“Deeds Speak” was the motto of the 3rd Regiment of York Militia, and has survived the liquidation of old York County to remain the motto of York Regional Police.

Wikipedia’s article on Jacobine Jones provides a convenient overview of the life of this sculptor, most active in the mid-20th century.

Written by Randy McDonald

March 15, 2020 at 12:30 pm

[PHOTO] Two skylines of Toronto seen from the Entertainment District

There are great vistas visible in the Entertainment District, whether one is looking east from the Scotiabank Theatre or south from a parking lot on Richmond Street.

Looking east #toronto #skyline #scotiabanktheatre #downtowntoronto

View south, from a parking lot on Richmond east of John #toronto #entertainmentdistrict #cntower #skyline #richmondstreet #parkinglot

Written by Randy McDonald

May 21, 2019 at 11:00 am

[PHOTO] Looking south from Richmond Street at the CN Tower in red

Looking south from Richmond Street at the CN Tower in red #toronto #cntower #richmondstreet #entertainmentdistrict #skyline #lights #night #red

Written by Randy McDonald

March 15, 2019 at 9:00 am

[URBAN NOTE] Five Toronto links: 1932 streetcar map, Oakwood, Graphic Arts, evictions, Lil Berete

  • Artist Jake Berman’s map of the Toronto streetcar network circa 1932 is a thing of beauty. r/Toronto has it.
  • Urban Toronto takes a look at a new midrise condo development on Oakwood near Eglinton.
  • CBC Toronto notes the complaints of tenants at the Graphic Arts building on Richmond and Bay that people in an adjoining condo tower keep flicking garbage onto their building.
  • What effect would the Ford government’s proposal to streamline the process of landlords evicting tenants have, overall? The Toronto Star considers.
  • NOW Toronto reports that rising Toronto rapper Lil Berete, from Regent Park, has been ordered to stop filming his videos at the Toronto Community Housing project he shares with his mother on pain of eviction.

[PHOTO] Looking west, Richmond at Church

Looking west, Richmond at Church #toronto #downtowntoronto #churchstreet #richmondstreet #night #skyline #latergram

Written by Randy McDonald

November 27, 2018 at 10:00 am

[URBAN NOTE] Five Toronto links: Goa, Jolibee, signature food, Antler, food halls

  • Spice Indian Bistro, downtown on Richmond Street, promotes the cuisine of Goa. CBC reports.
  • The opening of the first Toronto outpost of Filipino restaurant chain Jolibee in Toronto, in Scarborough, attracted huge crowds. The Toronto Star reports.
  • What should Toronto’s signature food be? Edward Keenan has some suggestions over at the Toronto Star.
  • I respect the nerve of the Toronto chef who carved up a deer in the front window of his Junction restaurant, Antler, before the vegan protesters who have been harassing him. VICE reports.
  • Jason Chow takes a look at some of the food halls of Toronto, over at The Globe and Mail.

[PHOTO] Financial District under winter fog, from Church and Richmond

It was cold and wet yesterday, but not so cold that fog could not shroud the tips of the tallest towers in the Financial District. The northwest corner of Church and Richmond was a perfect vantage point for this scene.

Financial District under winter fog #toronto #financialdistrict #skyline #winter #fog #churchstreet #richmondstreet

Written by Randy McDonald

February 12, 2018 at 11:01 am

[PHOTO] Splash of colour off Richmond Street, between Church and Jarvis

Looking south, my eye was naturally drawn to this spot of colour, in the murals in the background, amid the somewhat drab condo buildings on an overcast Sunday late afternoon.

Splash of colour off Richmond #toronto #richmondstreet #jarvisstreet #churchstreet #publicart #mural #latergram

Written by Randy McDonald

January 26, 2018 at 9:01 am

[URBAN NOTE] Four Toronto links: rent control, Toronto Islands, 401 Richmond, amalgamation

  • The Ontario government is not backing down on rent control despite impending conversions of real estate to condos.
  • blogTO notes this last heat wave has made the Toronto Islands superb, at last. I visited Sunday–visit while you can.
  • The 401 Richmond arts centre is getting tax relief, letting it function as a home for culture in a booming downtown.
  • Christopher Hume argues amalgamation, by undermining old power structures, made progress in Toronto impossible.

[PHOTO] Looking west on Victoria Row, Charlottetown

Looking west on Victoria Row #pei #princeedwardisland #charlottetown #victoriarow #richmondstreet

Written by Randy McDonald

August 28, 2017 at 9:37 am