Friday, July 22, 2016

Photo Finds

1. Starts with D
2. Week's Favorite
3. Summer or Winter

The first two will be the same, except we’ll work our way through the alphabet. The second can be a favorite image or activity from the week. The third will be different each time.



July 2016 - Toronto ON


Letter D - Dundas St and Square.

In 1794, one year after the founding of York, Governor John Graves Simcoe ordered the construction of two military roads: Yonge Street, heading north to Lake Simcoe, and Dundas Street, heading west from Cootes Paradise (at what was later the town of Dundas, since absorbed into the City of Hamilton). Both streets were named for prominent British figures; Henry Dundas, Viscount Melville, then British Home Secretary (George Yonge, a friend of Simcoe’s was Secretary of War).

Dundas and Yonge




Dundas Street is one of Toronto’s most fascinating roadways. While it runs uninterrupted for 23 kilometres between the Mississauga border at Etobicoke Creek and Kingston Road towards Scarborough, it meanders, crossing Bloor Street twice. Even in the downtown area, it makes subtle jogs near major intersections.




The AGO is on Dundas.


There are many murals tucked away along Dundas W.









A section of Chinatown lives on Dundas.




Lots and lots of funky places to shop and eat.











Week's Favourite
Has to be from the Chihuly exhibit at the ROM.




Summer
Food court at Union Station.


Subway ad




11 comments:

  1. You had me at the Tardis corset and tutu. Love the flower and fairy building art and sunglasses. NIce SUMMER find.

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  2. I've mostly been on Dundas in the core. That convenience store seems familiar to me.

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  3. Loved your images of some of my old stomping grounds - made me a bit wistful. The AGO was a favourite when I lived in southern Ontario, as was the ROM. What a treat to see the Chihuly exhibit.

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  4. Never having been to Canada but would love to go...I enjoyed your pictures...Love the Tardis corset and tutu....my daughter would kill for that. And all the murals....that is awesome!!

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  5. WOW, what a happening place!

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  6. Another street I want to wander.

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  7. That is a great road with all the murals. I love "summerlicious". Fun word. Thanks so much for joining Friday's Hunt. I hope you have a great week.

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  8. What a wonderful street to explore, I think i could DAYDREAM all
    DAY about DUNDAS!
    Best wishes,
    Di,
    ABCW team.

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  10. look very vibrant...

    Have a nice ABC-W-Day / – week
    ♫ M e l ☺ d y ♫ (abc-w-team)
    http://melodymusic.nl/abc-wednesday-19-d/

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