Friday, July 6, 2018

Weekend Roundup

Welcome to The Weekend Roundup...hosted by Tom The Back Roads Traveler
Skywatch Friday

1. Starts with "A."
2. Week's Favorite
3. Apple

For the letter of the week for this round I am going to go with all things TTC, Toronto Transit Corporation.

Letter A ART

Funny enough, when I thought of this theme, I realized we didn't have any subway stations that started with A, other than St. Andrew and that was stretching it.

So decided on ART. The streetcars are always being painted and photographed.

Our condo has a shuttle to downtown where we can then connect to the subway or buses/streetcars. Last year the condo redecorated the public areas and used streetcar art in the bus lounge.

There is always some kind of art in the stations and on the trains, whether it is sponsored by the TTC or advertising.

The TTC hosts an annual Sketching the Line series.

To submit sketches all drawings must meet the following requirements:
Drawings must have been created while on public transit in the Toronto/GTA area.
Media may include graphite, pen, ink, pencil, pastel, charcoal, watercolour, pastel, acrylic, and oil. Excluded mediums include photography, digital photography and digital art.

Marek Badzynski is one of mysterious artists behind the pencil sketches displayed on subway cars. He manages the TTC's computer-aided drafting and design systems and creates drawings for the TTC using computer software.
In his spare time, Badzynski rides the rails and sketches the people he finds on the subway cars.

And then there's advertising.

Week's Favourite
Adorable going with the theme spotted on the subway.

I have collected boxes for many years, not so much in the last few years as my cabinet is full!

This one is from New York, the Big Apple!


  1. Ok, now I get what you mean when you mention 'the shuttle'.

  2. The yellow pages ad is one that works for me, and I usually dislike advertising.

  3. ...neat, neat ,neat!!! I love the street car that looking like an old bus. Yellow is a great color for those ads. Adorable is adorable! Thanks Jack for stopping by, enjoy your weekend.

  4. We had hill and street cars in Omaha but I don't remember ones with a helper gasoline engine. I liked sewing how they were. San Antonio has a railroad museum, I was wondering if you stopped in there. Next time I'll check for street car art there. This was a really interesting post, Jackie. Thank you.

  5. Love them all, especially the old street car and the tattoo ad. I try to stay away from tequila. :)


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