Friday, October 5, 2018

Weekend Roundup

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

1. Starts with "N"
2. A Favorite
3. Near

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

Starts with "N"

North York Centre opened in 1987 in what was then the City of North York as an infill station to the Yonge–University line.

This station was added by excavating alongside the existing tracks, on a level section of route provided for this purpose when the line was built. The view across the tracks between platforms is not as open as most stations, as the solid concrete wall had to retain its load-bearing strength, and smaller openings were cut.

The platform at North York Centre features Nicholas Graven's "North York Heritage Murals", a set of mosaics depicting life in the historic villages that later came to comprise that city. Unfortunately, the latter-day construction of the station around the existing tracks left the central concrete wall in place. The narrow gaps in this wall make it difficult to get a good view of the murals from opposite sides of the tracks.
Top of the North Hill—1850s on the northbound platform (surtitled with the historic place names “Don Mills, Flynntown, L'AmoreauxLansing, Milneford, Newtonbrook, Oriole, O’Sullivan’s Corners, Willowdale”).

Traffic at Yonge and Sheppard—1860s on the southbound platform (surtitled with the historic place names “Downsview, Dublin, Eglinton, Elia, Emery, Fairbank, Fisherville, Humber Summit, Kaiserville, York Mills, Weston”).


Toronto's area code is 416.


When visiting Toronto you can see three tourist attractions in one block, they are so near to each other. And if you are at a convention you are still near as you are on the same block! 

CN Tower and Aquarium

Convention Centre, Aquarium, CN Tower and Rogers (Skydome) Centre, can't get much nearer than that!


  1. The station mosaics are quite beautiful.

  2. ...'N'eat! Who thought that you could do see many post in the subway. 416, cool. Does the CN Tower really lean that must? Thanks Jackie for stopping by.

    1. I know, Tom, when I started I didn't think I could manage a whole alphabet. Now I'm thinking I could do another round.
      No, the tower doesn't lean. I guess I should straighten the photo.

  3. Those mosaics are impressive. The horses caught my eye.

  4. The murals are very pretty. The farm horses, the stage coach, and the light shay are my favorites.


  5. Stunning art work on those murals I hope you have a lovely weekend.

  6. Wow, so many mosaics in the subway system, they're so colorful and pretty! I remember seeing that tower on our trip to Toronto. I'm playing catch up and trying to get ready for letter "O" Last week was a very busy week for us.

  7. WOw that mozaïek I love most....

    Your header is also very beatiful by the way

    Have a splendid, ♥-warming ABC-Wednes-day / -week
    ♫ M e l d y ♪ (ABC-W-team)


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