Sunlight spotlight ghost sign site. #oldtowntoronto (at George Brown College)

Earlier today atop TIFF. Wee layers of Metropolis in Condo Land. (at Malaparte)

Hello from the titanium pavilion. (at Sherbourne Common)

New Frills. #cabbagetown (at Cosimo’s No Frills)

The trees of the St Lawrence neighbourhood are doing exceptionally well. Another reason to love this ‘hood. (at Toronto Public Library - St. Lawrence)

Nasmith Street Party in order of how long we’ve lived here. #newbie #cabbagetown

Modern day ghost signs. #cabbagetown.

Walking Humbertown

A month ago a dozen of us walked the Six Points area of Etobicoke. It was a success, and on Wednesday, July 16th we will walk Humbertown.

Humbertown Shopping Centre is like many inner suburban neighbourhood shopping plazas. Tired looking and a sea of parking, the opportunity is greater than its current use. Almost two years ago a integrated mixed-use development was proposed, and has since been approved after serious neighbourhood opposition and OMB mediation. I wrote about it in Spacing

The immediate neighbourhood is a mix of low and high rise apartments and large single family homes. This is the heart of post-war Etobicoke, a precursor to Don Mills. 

We will walk the 1950s, 60s, and 70s and then along the Humber River. 

We will meet at 8pm, Wednesday, July 16th at the Humbertown LCBO parking lot.  Please, no bikes! Google maps transit directions are your best bet. It’s a 5 minute bus ride from Royal York Station with the 73(a, b or c) and 48 bus leaving about every 10 minutes. 

Hopefully see you soon!

A crypt carved into the Rosedale Valley. (at St. James Cemetery)

Foodtruck feedlot. Lunchtime. (at Moss Park Armoury)

The giant 20ft sliding doors of the pool are wide open. A perfect swim into the sunset with the children of Regent Park. (at Regent Park Aquatic Centre)

A very untoronto Pueblo in the Balmy Beach. (at Beaches Boardwalk)

New 4 storey wood construction in RiverCity. Elevated courtyardish park that meets the overpass. (at River City Toronto)

Lost Canadians of Lake Simcoe on #lostMonday (at Innisfill Beach Lake Simcoe)

#tbt to World Out Games in Copenhagen and meeting @ektaroc in 2009!