1. Starts with G
2. Week's Favorite
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.
August 2016 - Toronto ON
Starts with G
It runs right below our condo, and is a great source of entertainment for us as we watch people commuting to and from work often stuck in traffic.
Heading to the suburbs. Gridlock!
The Frederick G. Gardiner Expressway, commonly known as the Gardiner Expressway or simply the Gardiner, is a municipal expressway serving traffic in downtown Toronto. Running close to the shore of Lake Ontario, it extends from the foot of the Don Valley Parkway (DVP) in the east, just past the mouth of the Don River, to the junction of Highway 427 and the Queen Elizabeth Way(QEW) in the west. East of Dufferin Street, the roadway is elevated, running above Lake Shore Boulevard east of Bathurst Street. It originally ended at Leslie Street to the east. This part was demolished in 2001.
Blue marks are where the traffic cameras are located.
If you have the time here is a video of the drive from one end to the other. You can wave at us as you go by.
Driving east at sunset on the Gardiner.
Looking down on the Gardiner from the CN Tower.
Gardiner going west from the CN Tower, our building is just behind that white bridge in the distance.
Arriving from the west approaching the city.
Running through downtown.
Frederick Goldwin Gardiner, chairman of Metro Toronto, was instrumental in the construction of the elevated arterial road that bears his name, the Don Valley Parkway and the controversial Spadina Expressway. Unusually, Toronto's lake-front highway was named while Gardiner was still in office in 1957. Known for his aggressive, "get it done" attitude, Gardiner was a perennial source of great quotes, including: "Smile and the world smiles with you. Tax and you tax alone" and "The only symphony I understand is the one played on a cash register."
WEEK'S FAVOURITE - spotted in First Canadian Place head office for Bank of Montreal in downtown Toronto. The bank has set up a large screen for Olympics watching and provided loungers with fancy beach themed cushions.
Lots of Olympics watching here at home too.
WHEELS - taken on Saturday at the Waterfront Festival.
Taken on Tuesday at Harbourfront.
AROUND TORONTO ALPHABETICALLYA is for Adelaide St
B is for Bloor St
C is for Chechalk Lane
D is for Dundas St and Square
E is for Exhibition Place
F is for Front St
G is for Gardiner Expressway