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[PHOTO] Twenty photos of Yonge Street during Open Streets (#openstreetsto)

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Sunday saw Open Streets Toronto come into play for the second time, closing off huge chunks of Yonge Street (and Bloor to the west and east of Yonge, too). Sunday afternoon was bright and blue, a perfect day for people to promenade down from Bloor to College, looking at the streetscape and taking in the day’s activities.

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Written by Randy McDonald

September 19, 2017 at 11:18 am

[PHOTO] Eleven photos of Eliot’s Bookshop, Toronto

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Eliot’s Bookshop, located the intersection of Yonge and Wellesley at 584 Yonge Street. Since my first visit to Toronto in 2002, and long before then for others, Eliot’s has been a centrepiece of Toronto’s used book market, the three stories of the building being packed with used books of all kinds spilling off their shelves. How sad, then, that rising property taxes on Yonge mean that Eliot’s will have to close up shop, the owner of the building and the bookstore hoping to find a more profitable business to take over his lease.

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Written by Randy McDonald

September 18, 2017 at 11:00 am

[PHOTO] Fourteen photos from Church Street during Pride Toronto (#pridetoronto)

I spent yesterday evening down with a friend taking in Pride Toronto down at Church and Wellesley, wandering up and down the streets dense with people and vendors and venturing over into Barbara Hall Park and the AIDS Memorial. It was a lovely evening, made all the more so by a late evening sky coloured in rainbow pastels.

Walking down Church

Toward the Wellesley stage

The new Glad Day Bookshop sign

Towards Maple Leaf Gardens

By the roses

Behind the DJ

Roses in pink and red

Friends

Rainbow lights and sky

Pastels above

Seven flags over the 519

As evening falls

South on Church

West on Wellesley

Written by Randy McDonald

June 24, 2017 at 11:30 am

[PHOTO] Colour on wall, Church and Wellesley

Colour on wall

This pattern painted on the brick wall by Michael’s Barber Shop is part of a wider mural painted on the south-facing side of the large brick building on the northwest corner of Church and Wellesley.

Written by Randy McDonald

June 15, 2017 at 8:30 am

[PHOTO] Four tulips, Wellesley east of Church

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The four brilliant red flowers in the concrete garden box on the southern side of Wellesley stood up proudly under the bright sun yesterday.

Written by Randy McDonald

May 14, 2017 at 4:24 pm

[PHOTO] Looking northwest, Church and Wellesley

Looking northwest, Church and Wellesley

In the afternoon light, the condo towers of the Yonge and Bloor area loom over Church and Wellesley. The northwest corner of this intersection is likewise set for a massive transformation, a condoization. This scene will not be here for much longer.

Written by Randy McDonald

March 7, 2017 at 11:14 am

[PHOTO] Looking west along Wellesley, evening

Looking west along Wellesley, evening

Written by Randy McDonald

December 9, 2016 at 9:30 am