April 6, 2024

Jean Lumb Lane

In Chinatown there exists a small lane dedicated to the memory of a remarkable Chinese-Canadian woman named Jean Lumb: Jean…

April 6, 2024
March 24, 2024

Stackt Market

Stackt Market is a truly unique concept. Located at 28 Bathurst Street at Front Street West, Stackt Market has been…

March 24, 2024
March 21, 2024

Toronto Comicon 2024

Toronto Comicon is an annual comic book and pop culture convention held in Toronto at the Metro Toronto Convention Centre…

March 21, 2024
March 18, 2024

St. Patrick’s Day Parade

In a nutshell, St. Patrick’s Day observes the death of St. Patrick, the patron saint of Ireland. The holiday has…

March 18, 2024
March 9, 2024

Illuminite 2024

Currently running until the end of March 2024 is an interesting LED light exhibition called Illuminite. There are 6 installations…

March 9, 2024
March 5, 2024

Winter Stations 2024

What Is Winter Stations? This past weekend I visited the latest iteration of Winter Stations at Woodbine Beach. Winter Stations…

March 5, 2024
March 3, 2024

The Old Don Jail

Given that my last post was of the Hennick Bridgepoint Hospital, it seems only natural to segue into posting about…

March 3, 2024
February 27, 2024

Curves At The AGO

The Art Gallery of Ontario (AGO) at 317 Dundas Street West is a near-limitless photography source of beautiful curves, gentle…

February 27, 2024
February 18, 2024

So Long, Icefest

Traditionally, one winter event I always look forward to in Toronto is the Bloor-Yorkville Icefest. It makes for a great…

February 18, 2024
February 17, 2024

The Toronto Inukshuk

The Toronto Inukshuk resides in Toronto Inukshuk Park at 789 Lake Shore Boulevard West, west of Coronation Park. The sculpture…

February 17, 2024
February 13, 2024

Jarvis Street Baptist Church

The Jarvis Street Baptist Church is located at 130 Jarvis Street, on the northeast corner of Jarvis Street and Gerrard…

February 13, 2024
February 11, 2024

Vincent, Murals & Alleyways

Yesterday I thought I might go to Chinatown to shoot the events of the Lunar New Year celebrations at Dundas…

February 11, 2024
February 7, 2024

City Walk on a Foggy Day

This post was originally from a couple of weekends ago when the weather was not cooperating. I am reposting this…

February 7, 2024
February 2, 2024

Where’s My TO Cityscapes?!

Hello everyone:You’ve no doubt noticed the absence of TO Cityscapes recently. I’ve been at war with technology – my automated…

February 2, 2024
January 26, 2024

Musical Boxes

While working feverishly on my new site TO Utility Boxes (which is now complete by the way), I noticed a…

January 26, 2024
January 10, 2024

Ice Storm!

All this inclement weather lately has put me in mind of the infamous Toronto ice storm in late December 2013….

January 10, 2024
January 5, 2024

Lower Bay Station

Below the main platform of Bay subway station there is an additional platform which has long since been abandoned. The…

January 5, 2024
January 5, 2024

A New Year, A New Site

Happy 2024 everyone! I thought I’d start the year by introducing a new site I’ve been working on for the…

January 5, 2024
December 24, 2023

A Christmas Walk

Well, it is a black and rainy Christmas this year in Toronto. Regardless, I took a little photo-spin yesterday to…

December 24, 2023
December 20, 2023

“Dream Ballet”

Dream Ballet by Hamilton native Harley Valentine sits at the southeast corner of Yonge Street and Front Street East, outside…

December 20, 2023
December 13, 2023

Scadding Cabin

Scadding Cabin is a 1794 log cabin on the grounds of Exhibition Place. It was constructed for a pioneer named…

December 13, 2023
December 8, 2023

The Victory Peace Monument

The Victory Peace Monument is located in Coronation Park, 711 Lakeshore Boulevard West, just beside Lake Ontario. Victory Peace was…

December 8, 2023
November 25, 2023

“Cross Section”

A work entitled Cross Section, comprised of large bas-relief panels made from terra cotta, covers the walls of the underground…

November 25, 2023
November 21, 2023

Love Park

Earlier this year a new park opened in downtown Toronto. Dubbed Love Park, it is located at the southern foot…

November 21, 2023
November 13, 2023

From The Vaults: Blackout!

Time for another post from what I call From The Vaults – pictures and events from Toronto’s past. Here is…

November 13, 2023
November 11, 2023

Remembrance Day 2023

A sombre Remembrance Day ceremony took place today around the Cenotaph at Old City Hall, 60 Queen Street West. The…

November 11, 2023
November 10, 2023

Banksy at One York

Today we look at Banksy’s Guard with Balloon Dog. Banksy is the pseudonym of a UK-based street artist, political activist…

November 10, 2023
November 1, 2023

Halloween on Church Street!

It was another very busy Halloween night on Church Street once again this year. The weather was crisp and quite…

November 1, 2023
October 30, 2023

“Lineal Order”

In the courtyard of Symphony Place at 71 Simcoe Street, there resides an artwork entitled Lineal Order by artist George…

October 30, 2023
October 21, 2023

Tilted Spheres

Hello everyone and welcome back to TOcityscapes after my little hiatus! Having recently passed through Toronto’s Pearson Airport on an…

October 21, 2023
September 8, 2023

The Tip Top Lofts

At 637 Lakeshore Blvd. West just west of Bathurst Street sits the Tip Top Lofts. Just behind it lies Lake…

September 8, 2023
August 30, 2023

“Sundial Folly”

Sundial Folly is a large concrete ball sitting on the edge of Lake Ontario. Located at at 25 Queen’s Quay…

August 30, 2023
August 27, 2023

Panorama India 2023

Panorama India 2023, with the support of the Consulate General of India, celebrated India’s 76th anniversary of Indian Independence Day…

August 27, 2023
August 24, 2023

Toronto Chinatown Festival 2023

On August 19 and 20 the Toronto Chinatown Business Improvement Area hosted its 23rd annual Toronto Chinatown Festival on Spadina…

August 24, 2023
August 22, 2023

“The Watchers”

At the corner of Queen Street East and Victoria Street sits a sculpture by artist Peter von Tiesenhausen. Entitled The…

August 22, 2023
August 18, 2023

Milkman’s Lane

This post is sort of a companion piece to my last post on Craigleigh Gardens. The quiet and scenic urban…

August 18, 2023
August 16, 2023

Craigleigh Gardens

Craigleigh Gardens is a quiet 3.4 hectare park near Castle Frank Road and Bloor Street East. The park features an…

August 16, 2023
August 10, 2023

The Loch Gallery

The Loch Gallery at 16 Hazelton Avenue in Yorkville usually has amusing artwork out front of the gallery, which change…

August 10, 2023
August 5, 2023

Festival of South Asia 2023

This past weekend saw the two-day Festival of South Asia take over Gerrard Street East from Glenside Avenue to Coxwell…

August 5, 2023
July 29, 2023

Victoria Memorial Square

At 10 Niagara Street, on the corner of Portland Street and Niagara, sits Victoria Memorial Square: Victoria Memorial Square is…

July 29, 2023
July 27, 2023

Atrocity on Maitland Street!

Is no historic building safe!? Passing these beautiful old brownstones on Maitland Street last week I noticed that a rezoning…

July 27, 2023
July 21, 2023

RC Coffee

RC Coffee (short for Robo Café) kiosks are popping up around Toronto. So far in my travels I’ve come across…

July 21, 2023
July 20, 2023

Festival of India 2023

The 51st annual Festival of India (also known as Ratha-Yatra) took place this past weekend in Toronto. The very first…

July 20, 2023
July 17, 2023

Honest Eds

This will bring back memories for a lot of people. These shots are from February 2017, so they’re too new…

July 17, 2023
July 15, 2023

Fantasy Farm

At 50 Pottery Road, across the street from the Todmorden Mills complex, is a banquet hall and event centre called…

July 15, 2023
July 13, 2023

“Pi”

Last week I happened across a curious piece found at 220 Bay Street, nestled in a passageway behind the TD…

July 13, 2023
July 11, 2023

“Family Group”

This bronze sculpture entitled Family Group by artist Almuth Lutkenhaus resides in Berczy Park in the St. Lawrence neighbourhood. The…

July 11, 2023
July 9, 2023

“Fair Grounds”

Fair Grounds (2001-2003) is a work by Canadian artist Michel Goulet. It is comprised of two parts, a part residing…

July 9, 2023
July 7, 2023

“Neighbours”

On the St. Michael’s College campus of University of Toronto, there resides a bronze sculpture entitled Neighbours. Created by artist…

July 7, 2023
July 3, 2023

Jarvis Street Heritage

I’ve been working on this post for months, off and on. Originally I had entitled it Jarvis Street Mansions and…

July 3, 2023
July 1, 2023

Happy Canada Day!

Time for some fireworks! The photoset below is from the Canada Day celebration of our 150th birthday. On July 1,…

July 1, 2023
June 27, 2023

Toronto Pride 2023

Well, the streets have been swept, the tourists have (mostly) gone and the village has settled back down to its…

June 27, 2023
June 20, 2023

Elicser Mural

I came upon yet another Elicser mural on my travels around downtown Toronto. This one is located in an alley…

June 20, 2023
June 18, 2023

“Cloaked Presence”

In front of the condo The Gloucester on Yonge at 3 Gloucester Street (corner of Yonge Street and Gloucester Street),…

June 18, 2023
June 17, 2023

Prelude To Pride

Coming home last night I spied this new mural on the northeast corner of Gloucester Street and Church Street. Very…

June 17, 2023
June 4, 2023

“Megaptera”

Located at 121 King Street West, this sculpture is entitled Megaptera, and was created by Transylvanian-born artist George Schmerholz. Megaptera…

June 4, 2023
June 2, 2023

The El Mocambo

Hello everyone and welcome back after my TOcityscapes hiatus! If you’d like to see what I was up to while…

June 2, 2023
May 5, 2023

TOcityscapes Hiatus

Hello to my faithful subscribers! Just a quick post today to let you know that TOcityscapes is going on a…

May 5, 2023
April 30, 2023

Elmsley Place Mansions

A private road north of St. Joseph Street, west of Bay Street, is home to red brick Edwardian style mansions…

April 30, 2023
April 28, 2023

Cherry Blossoms

Well, early spring in Toronto could only mean one thing – time for the Cherry Blossoms to pop. This spring…

April 28, 2023
April 21, 2023

“No Shoes”

I don’t often say this about sculptures or artwork I come across in the city, but this one leaves me…

April 21, 2023
April 16, 2023

“Cracked Wheat”

Sitting in front of the Gardiner Museum at 111 Queen’s Park is a curious ceramic and bronze sculpture entitled Cracked…

April 16, 2023
April 12, 2023

“Dreaming”

Installed in 2020, Dreaming is a fairly new creation residing at the Richmond-Adelaide Centre, 100 Adelaide Street West. Spanish artist…

April 12, 2023
April 10, 2023

Identity Crisis

I discovered this poster on a utility box outside of Ryerson… errrrr… excuse me, Toronto Metropolitan University, and couldn’t decide…

April 10, 2023
April 9, 2023

“Lovebot”

This mural is entitled Lovebot, by artist Mathew Del Degan. It’s located on Mutual Street, just below Dundas Street East,…

April 9, 2023
April 7, 2023

Good Friday Procession

The annual Good Friday Procession is a Toronto tradition which has been held every Good Friday for the last 70…

April 7, 2023
March 31, 2023

“The Water Guardians”

On the Front Street Promenade in the Canary district there resides an interesting sculpture entitled The Water Guardians. Created by…

March 31, 2023