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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

[URBAN NOTE] Four Toronto links: Bloor and Dundas, Green Room, archeology park, Hearn

  • The scale of the changes impending for Bloor and Dundas is, literally, immense. blogTO reports.
  • Alas, the venerable Green Room hidden behind Bloor and Brunswick is set to leave its abode. blogTO reports.
  • I love this proposal at Spacing by Michael McClelland for an archeology park in storied downtown Toronto.
  • I agree with Simon Bredin at Torontoist that it would be a shame for Torontonians to losing public access to the Hearn Generating Station.

[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] Ten photos of the Toronto skyline from the Chester Hill Lookout

Yesterday afternoon, I ventured out to Chester Hill Lookout. I first learned of this observation point, located in the east-end of Playter Estates north of the Danforth and west of Broadview overlooking the Don Valley, through an Instagram post. The views offered by this location of downtown Toronto to the south and west are amazing. I must go again on a clear day or night.

Skyline from Chester Hill (1) #toronto #skyline #playterestates #chesterhilllookout

Skyline from Chester Hill (2) #toronto #skyline #playterestates #chesterhilllookout #donvalley #latergram

Skyline from Chester Hill (3) #toronto #skyline #playterestates #chesterhilllookout #donvalley #latergram

Skyline from Chester Hill (4) #toronto #skyline #playterestates #chesterhilllookout #donvalley #latergram

Skyline from Chester Hill (5) #toronto #skyline #playterestates #chesterhilllookout #donvalley #evergreenbrickworks #brickwork #latergram

Skyline from Chester Hill (6) #toronto #skyline #playterestates #chesterhilllookout #donvalley #evergreenbrickworks #brickwork #latergram

Skyline from Chester Hill (7) #toronto #skyline #playterestates #chesterhilllookout #donvalley #evergreenbrickworks #brickwork #latergram

Skyline from Chester Hill (8) #toronto #skyline #playterestates #chesterhilllookout #donvalley #evergreenbrickworks #brickwork #latergram

Skyline from Chester Hill (9) #toronto #skyline #playterestates #chesterhilllookout #donvalley #graffiti #publicart #latergram

Panorama of skyline from Chester Hill #toronto #skyline #playterestates #chesterhilllookout #donvalley #panorama #latergram

Written by Randy McDonald

October 13, 2017 at 12:00 pm

[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] Twelve photos of Fort York underneath the city (@fortyork, #fortyork)

On my Sunday visit to Fort York, I was struck by how this fort is now a green space engulfed in city, towers nearby in South Core to the east and further away in Liberty Village to the west, girdled by the Gardiner Expressway to the south and by the rail tracks to the north. It’s an anachronistic island, of sorts.

At Fort York underneath the city (1) #toronto #fortyork #skyline #tower #gardinerexpressway

At Fort York underneath the city (2) #toronto #fortyork #skyline #tower #gardinerexpressway

At Fort York underneath the city (3) #toronto #fortyork #skyline #tower #gardinerexpressway

At Fort York underneath the city (4) #toronto #fortyork #skyline #tower #gardinerexpressway

At Fort York underneath the city (5) #toronto #fortyork #skyline #tower #gardinerexpressway

At Fort York underneath the city (6) #toronto #fortyork #skyline #tower #gardinerexpressway

At Fort York underneath the city (7) #toronto #fortyork #skyline #tower #gardinerexpressway

At Fort York underneath the city (8) #toronto #fortyork #skyline #tower #gardinerexpressway

At Fort York underneath the city (9) #toronto #fortyork #skyline #tower #gardinerexpressway

At Fort York underneath the city (10) #toronto #fortyork #skyline #tower #gardinerexpressway

At Fort York underneath the city (11) #toronto #fortyork #skyline #tower #gardinerexpressway

At Fort York underneath the city (12) #toronto #fortyork #skyline #tower #gardinerexpressway

Written by Randy McDonald

September 20, 2017 at 12:18 pm

[PHOTO] CN Tower in red and blue, from the AGO

CN Tower in red and blue #toronto #artgalleryofontario #cntower #skyline #red #blue #lights #night

The rear staircase of the Art Gallery of Ontario, extending five stories above Grange Park and overlooking the skyline of downtown Toronto, offers dramatic vistas.

Written by Randy McDonald

September 14, 2017 at 9:30 am