November 2015 - Toronto ON
Today's walk is rather a short one and it's not all on foot either. We set out to find some murals I had read about in Little India.
Toronto has a large, vibrant Indian community and Little India is on Gerrard between Coxwell and Greenwood.
I have scoured my blog to put a link to a summer street festival from a couple of summers ago but it seems I never did post them!!
If you are craving Indian food this is the place to come especially on the weekends. We're here during the week so it is quiet.
This delightful alley gallery is on the south side of Gerrard between Craven and Rhodes.
Kitty corner, as we step inside for coffee.
The Flying Pony Coffee House and art Gallery.
Click here to see the works of the amazing local artists that they highlight.
You knew there would have to be a flying pony.
I love having my coffee from a real mug. This is a very welcoming cafe with a mish mash of furniture and delicious lattes and cookies!!!
We get back into the car and I remember reading about some artwork along Craven St. so I have John make a turn right and there it is. I hop out and start snapping.
Along Gerrard on the side of an Indian restaurant.
Another one in Little India.
The plan now was to head home, oh wait another mural!! Greenwood and Gerrard.
Down the lane.
Looks like another good coffee shop.
We are next to Greenwood Park and I remember seeing something on the news about a statue so John drives around the park and we think we can see it in the middle of the park.
The life-sized bronze likeness of Jeffrey Baldwin poses heroically in Greenwood Park, dressed as his own favourite hero Superman.
Baldwin starved to death in 2002, just before his sixth birthday, while under the care of his grandparents. Both are now serving life sentences for second-degree murder.