Thursday, May 31, 2018

Thursday Doors

Linking up at Norm's Thursday Doors.

May 2018 - Toronto ON

I've done two walks along Bloor St. West between Lansdowne and Bathurst in the last two weeks.

There were some interesting doors.

The school was founded in 1920 as Davenport High School located in five classrooms on the top floor of the Jesse Ketchum Public School to form the first student body that became Bloor High School. It later became Bloor Collegiate Institute in October 1925, and the original building opened in 1927 had 15 standard classrooms, one lecture room, physics and science rooms.

Exclaim! Media Inc. ( is Canada's foremost source of news and information on the best in emerging new music. Established in 1991, Exclaim! reaches a national audience through print, digital and live event platforms.

St. Archangel Michael Serbian Orthodox Church

Ransack The Universe store is full of delights.

Yes, that is a door in this fabulous mural. And a couple of doors in the mural.

Tuesday, May 29, 2018

Tuesday Treasures

Tom the backroads traveller hosts this weekly meme.

March 2013 - New Orleans LA

With a grand lobby, classic rooms, a rooftop pool, a historic restaurant and wonderful service, The Roosevelt attracts a varied crowd of celebrities, well-heeled couples and business travelers -- just as it did when it opened over 100 years ago. Built on the site of the former Grunewald's Music Hall, the hotel has not surprisingly hosted many musical greats -- such as Louis Armstrong, Cab Calloway and Ray Charles. And former U.S. senator Huey P. Long infamously loved the Ramos Gin Fizzies from the hotel bar so much, that he paid for the bartender to fly up to New York City to teach the mixologists at his hotel residence there how to make the cocktail.

Flags or Banners

May 2018 - Toronto ON

Yonge St.

Royal York Hotel

Union Station - provincial flags of Canada

Monday, May 28, 2018

Gluten Free Garage

May 2018 - Toronto ON

Gluten Free Garage  is Toronto's original pop-up gluten-free marketplace and ran an event at Artscape Wychwood Barns this weekend.

This is the first we have attended and there were many positives and a few negatives.

You had to buy tickets online $12 a person, so I assumed there wouldn't be "at the door" ticket sale but there was. Buying tickets ahead of time made me think they were controlling the number of attendees. Not so, and it was CROWDED.

To add to the crowds they had warned people there was limited parking, so everyone did what we did and got there right at 10. There is NO parking at the venue, only street parking in a very residential area.

The building was too small, and it was so hot.

Anywho, to the good - the number of vendors was amazing! Some samples available to fill your provided cotton bag.

A number of food vendors, like Burger's Priest, whom we love and Steambox Dumplings were outside the building before the paid entrance.

A new gluten free beer to us.

 You can find the menu items for Queen Arepa here and it is all gluten free.

List of vendors.

And who do we see, but our friends from Nate's Bagels where we made our fist purchases, saving us a trip to their outlet.

Mary Be's Kitchen

Tartistry is just up the street from us.

John declared this as the best white sliced bread, from Delicieux sans Gluten.

Spiffy had great carrot cake and were selling them at 3 for $10, impressive price for gluten free.

UPDATE - should have stocked up on more of these. One of these cakes was selling for $6.49 at Longo's today.

St. Anne's Bakery in Grafton ON.

Goodbye Gluten

I didn't take a photo of Mark's Mennonite Meats, which is nearby to us as well.
They carry a good selection of gluten free products.

A few of the samples were horrible, especially the chicken nuggets, dry and tasteless. The sample also needed a dipping sauce. My recipe is soooo much better.

It was well worth the visit, not sure about the entrance price to go shopping...

Foto Tunes

Tom the backroads traveller hosts this weekly meme. 

May 2018 - Toronto ON

All On Me - Devin Dawson

You got my number you can call on me
If you're in trouble put the fall on me
When you're mad you can take it out on me
When it don't add up you can count on me
When you're low come get high on me
Make it slow take your time on me

Taken in Ransack The Universe Bloor St West


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April 2018 - Toronto ON