Monday, July 27, 2015

Our World Tuesday


July 2015 - Toronto ON

Another city walk, this time starting at University and Queen St. W. destination the Toronto sign at Nathan Phillips Square, or City Hall, erected for the Pan Am games.

Stepping out the the Osgoode Subway station I crossed into the middle of University to snap these of
the soaring South African War Memorial which commemorates Canada's participation in the Boer War, it consists of three bronze figures at the base of a granite column. Another bronze figure is found at the top of the memorial.





Back across and I cut through Osgoode Hall, click here for more photos and our delicious lunch we had here two summers ago. Note to self - must go back.

It looked stunning in the early morning light with few people about.





Arriving at City Hall. Click here for City Hall during various seasons.









Old City Hall

Click on links below
Old City hall carillon.
Old City Hall
And more




Heading back I walked down Bay St. through the heart of the financial district.

The old Bank of Montreal.





And towering over the old Bank of Montreal is the "new" BMO Tower known as First Canadian Place.


The old Bank of Commerce. Click here for some stunning views of this building.


The "new" Bank of Commerce now known as CIBC.


 The new Toronto Dominion now known as TD - quite well known brand in the US.


The "new" RBC or Royal Bank of Canada as it used to be called.




The sun bouncing off the gold of RBC.



Brookfield Place - I'll show you inside on another visit.



We've reached the corner of Bay and Front St and the CN Tower is looming over.





Our World Tuesday Graphic

Our World Tuesday

7 comments:

  1. Some very impressive buildings. I like the mixture of the old and the new.

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  2. Terrific shots! It's good to see the fountains at the South African memorial running.

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  3. What great run through of Toronto and its fine buildings.

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  4. I've been in a lot of the same places this past week!

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  5. Wow, lots of variety here, from soft blossoms to skyscrapers!

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  6. Thanks for the walk around Toronto. I hope to see it in person one day. One of the things I like about big cities is seeing the old and new buildings next to each other. I prefer the old ones because they look like they have more character. 100 years from now people will probably say the same thing about the new buildings.
    Take 25 to Hollister

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  7. Great shots... This brings back old memories when I used to live in Toronto. Glad I read your post. Inspiring :-)

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