It's been a busier than usual spring and summer. That, combined with the fact that I don't live right in the heart of downtown anymore, means that I don't get a chance to wander aimlessly around as much as I used to. I thought I would spend some time Sunday checking things out.
Here are some observances from an afternoon of coffee sipping and picture taking:
Some things don't change much in 100 years ! (Security Storage / Kromar Building, Portage Ave).
The new WRHA Building on Portage is, well .... there. I guess the idea behind it is is "don''t get VD or you'll end up having to come here". I'm sort of hoping I have my Crowns mixed up and that's going to be a new MPI Claims Centre instead.
Despite that, there are some new buildings on the skyline that are really fabulous !
Greenheart Housing Co-op (Sherbrook Street)
McFeetors Hall (Langside)
I have to get out more. What happened to Albert Street Burgers ?!
I'll have to go try it out. I assume that to be ballsy enough to model your restaurant's name and logo around one of the world's worst disasters, you're confident in what you're serving up !
This is cheating a bit as this was taken last weekend. I hadn't been in the Convention Centre fro a long time but it looks very nice inside. I see that some of their original 70's artwork has been rediscovered and put in prominent locations. This is The Gathering. Nice job creating a great setting for it !
I noticed last weekend that Sudsy Fountain at Broadway and Donald was, well, sudsy. A couple of times in my downtown life I have lived next to Sudsy Fountain and took it for granted. For whatever reason, it would always make me smile when it was foaming away. I went this weekend to get some pics but, alas, it was behaving itself !
I wonder if these folks at the grand opening in 1970 had any idea.... As an FYI, the cost of Sudsy ? $35025.75