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[PHOTO] Looking out over the city, Wallace Emerson Park

Looking out over the city #toronto #wallaceemerson #skyline #evening

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Written by Randy McDonald

August 11, 2017 at 9:00 am

[PHOTO] Ten photos from “A Time Travel Adventure at Galleria Mall!”

Sunday afternoon’s “A Time Travel Adventure at Galleria Mall!” was the last of my three Jane’s Walks, but it was a very worthwhile one. Tour leader Shari Kasman took her Janeswalkers through the Galleria Mall, as well as the Wallace Emerson Community Centre and its associated park, pointing out past proposals to transform the area into a higher density area. As noted at blogTO, the northernmost end of Wallace Emerson is set for radical changes in the next few years.

The brick of the outer walls of the Galleria looks warm.

Brick wall of the Galleria #toronto #janeswalk #lovetowalk #galleriamall

The mall’s restaurant isn’t especially busy.

Galleria restaurant #toronto #janeswalk #lovetowalk #galleriamall #restaurant

Here, Janeswalkers were holding up Pantone colour sheets with the very 1970s colour scheme used in the mall.

Colours of the Galleria #toronto #janeswalk #lovetowalk #galleriamall #colour #pantone

These panels listing the major retailers lies on the western wall, facing towards Lansdowne.

West side of the Galleria #toronto #janeswalk #lovetowalk #galleriamall #shopping #dupontstreet

I’ve taken many pictures of the Wallace Emerson Community Centre over the years, going as far as back as this 2009 photo post concentrating on the architecture and this one concentrating on the Tile Project mounted at the far end. I was saddened to learn that this stunning Brutalist structure will likely be torn down to make way for the new plans.

Pine tree #toronto #janeswalk #lovetowalk #galleriamall #wallaceemerson #pine #tree

Looking up #toronto #janeswalk #lovetowalk #galleriamall #wallaceemerson #architecture #sky

The dogwoods were in bloom, as were other trees with their loves and flowering plants with their vibrant colours.

Dogwood, steel and concrete #toronto #janeswalk #lovetowalk #galleriamall #dogwood #steel #concrete

Playground #toronto #janeswalk #lovetowalk #galleriamall #playground  #dogwood #architecture #wallaceemerson

Dogwoods by the wall #toronto #janeswalk #lovetowalk #galleriamall #wallaceemerson #dogwood #architecture

Here we end with another wall, this one from the Wallace Emerson Community Centre.

Tile #toronto #janeswalk #lovetowalk #galleriamall #wallaceemerson #tiles

[PHOTO] Wallace Emerson Community Centre, evening of 19 October 2014

Wallace Emerson Community Centre, evening of 19 October 2014

I took this picture of a corner of the Wallace Emerson Community Centre last night, after I cast my vote in the advance polling.

I’ve taken a few pictures of this complex before: this extended 2009 photo post of the complex, another post that year of the tiles at the end of the long corridor, and still another post from 2012 looking at the complex from the north.

Written by Randy McDonald

October 20, 2014 at 4:07 pm

[PHOTO] Eight pictures of Toronto parks in springtime, May 2013

The spray of young daffodils scattered on the slope of this park just south of Dupont and Dufferin was cheerful.

Daffodils on the slope, Wallace Emerson Park

Spring sunshine, in Dufferin Grove Park.

Spring, Dufferin Grove Park

The literal depths of this park, far below the levels of the surrounding streets and neighbourhoods, is noteworthy.

Christie Pits, May 2013 (1)

Christie Pits, May 2013 (2)

Christie Pits, May 2013 (3)

The wall on the northern side of Harbord Street, looking out onto Bickford Park, is apparently the last legacy of an ambitious program that aimed to fill in much of the bed of the old Garrison Creek. The deep valley in Bickford Park, geologically connected to the depths of Christie Pits, is as far south as Garrison Creek’s visible remnants go.

Harbord Street, looking north at Bickford Park

This tree, either a black walnut or a black locust, is apparently the old tree in Trinity Bellwoods Park. Located in the southeastern corner of that park, the tree borders tennis courts; the rim of the fence surrounding the playing field is visible at the bottom of the photo. The courts were apparently moved a few metres to the east in order to avoid encroaching on the tree’s roots.

The oldest tree in Trinity Bellwoods Park

Looking north into High Park from the Queensway, this is what you see.

Looking north into High Park from the Queensway

[PHOTO] Wallace Emerson Community Centre

The Wallace Emerson Community Centre is a nucleus for my neighbourhood, located on the southwest corner of the intersection of Dufferin and Dupont streets, just south of a McDonald’s and the Galleria Shopping Centre. It’s of note–to me, at least–for its interesting architecture, with an archway of concrete and wire bisecting the facility. My most notable photos are here, others are at my Flickr Page.


Welcome to the Wallace Emerson Community Centre (Dufferin Street entrance).
Originally uploaded by rfmcdpei

Heading north, the archways of the Centre become apparent.


The Centre looking north from the east side of Dufferin.
Originally uploaded by rfmcdpei

Heading north, the archways of the Centre become apparent.


The archway from the side.
Originally uploaded by rfmcdpei

Heading towards the pool and other athletic facilities from the east.
Originally uploaded by rfmcdpei

The Centre’s playground, including a wonderful-looking jungle gym.
Originally uploaded by rfmcdpei

This is the hockey/field hockey arena at the Wallace Emerson Community Centre.
Originally uploaded by rfmcdpei

This is the terminal archway of the Wallace Emerson Community Centre, with the Centre’s four sets of decorative tiles in the distance.
Originally uploaded by rfmcdpei

Written by Randy McDonald

March 21, 2009 at 7:09 pm