Random coffee signs around Toronto.
Tuesday, June 15, 2021
May 2021 - Toronto ON
Monday, June 14, 2021
June 2021 - Toronto ON
I had shown this when it was a WIP a couple of weeks ago. It is in Yorkville and we took this photos the day before the lockdown eased and outdoor dining/patios were allowed to open (June 10).American artist Nina Chanel Abney and Toronto curator Ashley McKenzie-Barnes unveiled their new 120-foot mural in Yorkville in June. With both women identifying as black queer females, the mural explores themes of social justice, humanity and spreading love, not hate.
Coinciding with the beginning of Pride Month in June, the mural incorporates words and phrases like “love,” “stop” and “don’t kill” in acknowledgement of the acts of hatred and racism happening at home and around the world. The artists hope the street art gives passersby pause and a chance to reflect on the racial, cultural and gender-based violence occurring regularly on a global scale, and how people can come together to overcome these acts of hate.
Titled “Generally Speaking,” the mural is also designed to engender hope and joy in the Yorkville community as the city works towards recovering from the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. It seeks to remind people of the need for social justice and reform in all areas, while highlighting themes of alliance, humanity and togetherness.
Sunday, June 13, 2021
Saturday, June 12, 2021
June 2021 - Toronto ON
This is a commission by Ken Lum for a commercial realty development in Toronto. The site is directly behind City Hall and involves a long corridor (passageway) from Bay Street to City Hall. Two bronze sculptures are placed on either end of this corridor signaling historical immigrants to this area in the form of two children from different eras. Pinned lettering in oxidized bronze reading: “Across time and space, two children of Toronto meet…” are attached to the wall that spans between the two sculptures.
The attack was horrendous: Three generations of a Muslim-Canadian family killed, leaving a 9-year-old child orphaned as they were at an intersection on their evening walk.
The motive was horrific: Police say the 22 year old white pickup driver, who mowed into them, targeted them because of their faith.
Took John to see the now finished mural on Belair. It will be impossible to get decent photos after Thursday as the street opens up its outdoor dining.
Gelato is much lower in fat content at 4-8%. The main ingredient in gelato is milk whether dairy or non-dairy milk.
Sorbetto is also called sorbet. Unlike like gelato, sorbetto is always a dairy and egg free frozen treat. It is, therefore, the lowest fat content of the three treats.
Lassi is a blend of yogurt, water, spices and sometimes fruit.
“This one, I will admit, was painful,” said Tory who on Thursday fulfilled terms of the bet he lost with Montreal Mayor Valérie Plante over whose NHL team would win their first-round playoff series.
Makes 1 drink
2 fresh mint sprigs, divided
1 1/2 oz Pravda Espresso Flavoured Vodka Jumping Goat coffee flavoured vodka
1 1/2 oz Aperol
3/4 oz fresh lemon juice
1 cup (250 mL) cubed ice
2 cups (500 mL) crushed ice
Lemon wedge for garnish
1. Put leaves from 1 mint sprig in the base of a cocktail shaker and gently crush with a muddler or wooden spoon. Add vodka, Aperol, lemon juice and cubed ice, and shake for 45 seconds.
2. Overfill a large rocks glass with crushed ice and strain drink into glass. Garnish with lemon wedge and remaining mint sprig.
COCKTAIL CIRCUIT - TO DATE
Chinese curry chicken with pakoras. Got lazy and we ordered Swiss Chalet chicken.
Wednesday Chinese curry chicken
with pakoras. Finally!
Thursday garlic lemon butter shrimp and salad.
Friday STEAK and broccolini and mushrooms.
Loved this year's Kennedy Centre Awards !
Finally watched Tenet and it was certainly full of eye-popping gimmicks to keep you watching. But as many people, and us, said, it needs to be watched a second time to fully understand the convoluted concept of time travel/inversion.
Jungleland 2020 was a surprise good watch.