Friday, January 16, 2009

Had an interesting but cold day downtown Toronto....

went with dd downtown Toronto to the Queen and Spadina area as I wanted to look at some fabric stores down there, and look for some trim/notions.

We took the subway down and walked along Queen Street. One landmark we had to pass was Much Music. Here are some photos of there. Now they did have a sign on the sidewalk saying that some girl was going to be there and a tv camera, and a bright light there. However I had never heard of her and neither had dd, so we walked on, plus it was too cold to hang around anyhow.





One of the "attractions" is that they have a car smashed into the wall, here is the photo, try not to be too excited about it all!!



We had lunch at a Restaurant called "Peter Pan," which is on Queen and Peter Street. I must say despite the wait it was really good. I had a pizza and it was very tasty. Sorry about the quality of the photo, it was too cold to fiddle on trying to take the perfect shot.



This shot I took as we were walking across the street, it turned out pretty well I thought.



These poor pigeons were sitting on a doorstep, look how fluffed up they are.



I then ran out of battery on my camera.......it's always the way!!

By the way, I didn't buy as much as I would have liked, as there wasn't much I was looking for, however I'll post more on my adventures in Toronto another day.

24 comments:

Cathy said...

Poor little birdies..I feel so bad for all the animals out this time of year.

Patricia said...

I have never been in Toronto but by watching your photos I feel like I just had a tour!!
Thanks for sharing!
Cheers

Reader Wil said...

Thanks for the tour in Toronto!

Gina said...

Very nice pictures. Looking forward to see your good purchases.
Why is the last picture, the pigeons, reminds me of Centrepoint in London? Do you remember it?
Poor old, cold pigeons!!!

http://www.urban75.org/london/centrepoint.html

Tabib said...

Great moment!.. you snapped at just the right time when the truck burst thro' the wall. :))

Elfe said...

Thank you for sharing the interesting pictures from your walk trough Toronto.
The pigeons must have very cold. I am looking forward to Spring.
Have a nice weekend!

Rudee said...

I'm amazed your pictures weren't jiggling around due to shiver factor. It has to be brutal there with winter winds whipping. I love Toronto-in summer.

fishing guy said...

Gill: What a nice set of shots, we are at -10F this morning.

The Good Life in Virginia said...

hey there gill
thanks for a mini tour of the big city. i have never ventured into toronto but now that we're on the east coast maybe that will become an adventure.
yes those little pigeons looked like they were cold....
have a great weekend.

erin

mommanator said...

poor birds!
I think I may have to visit Toronto, but when the weather is warmer!

Winifred said...

Thanks for the photos they're lovely. It's a wonder the camera works in the freezing cold. Poor little things, you feel so sorry for them even though lots of people don't like them.

You're so lucky having decent fabric shops. There are hardly any where we live now. I used to spend hours in Bainbridges, Fenwicks and Binns when they used to stock a great selection of fabrics. Now it would take 2 minutes to see they don't have anything you want and what they have are ridiculous prices.

If I ever get to Canada or the USA I'm going fabric hunting and I'll leave my husband behind.

Northern Living Allowance said...

Hi Gill,

Thanks for stopping by my blog! Always nice to have new visitors. I was born and raised in Toronto, and while I've been gone a long, long time, it IS nice to see photos that bring back memories...

Thanks for sharing! :)

Lakeland Jo said...

I loved looking at your photos

Gill - That British Woman said...

thanks for all your lovely comments, I really appreciate every one of them.

Gill

scrappy quilter said...

Love those pictures. We've been to Toronto a couple times, however it was a long time ago.

Ruth said...

I love that area of Toronto. You were braver than I would have been to shop on such a cold day so close to the lake. Brrrrrrrrrr!!!!!

Clippy Mat said...

we are thinking of going up to the market in TO on Sat. and maybe go thru the Path (to keep warm). But I don't know if I want to freeze my assets off :-((.

re my blog and your comment,
I assigned you a letter of the alphabet and you have to write 10 things you love beginning with that letter, and then do the same to people who leave a comment on your blog. (the rules are on my blog)
I will assign you the letter "W".
feel free not to do it if you don't want. i know we get lots of memes but it always fill in a blank day.
:-))

Janeen said...

Hi there, I'm catching up on my blog reading this week, missed ya! After the last few months of looking at Canada through your blog of pictures, I've put it on my list of places to travel in my lifetime, if able to! It all looks lovely!

George said...

Thanks for the tour. I assume there is a reason for the car coming through the wall, but I couldn't think of one.

Finn said...

Hi Gill, I've seen your name mentioned at scrappy quilters *VBS* Thank you for dropping by at one of my blogs today and leaving such a nice comment. I had to pop over and say "hi" and check out your string blocks.
I scrolled down and they are just beautiful...very radiant colors with the gold browns and the deeper rose or red in there. You are doing a great job.
The photos of Toronto are just lovely..sounds like a wonderful day! Hugs, Finn

Rinkly Rimes said...

How thoughtful of that pigeon to do his ablutions on a piece of paper!

a pot, a thought & a smidgen of dirt said...

Have left you an award over on my blog, hope you like it, hope you are well fiona

notesfromthefrugaltrenches.com said...

Oh I miss it, I really do, especially Bloor St. Oh Bloor St and Harbourfront and the trams and jack astors and centre island. Oh wow. I miss it.

Poor pigeons!

Betsy from Tennessee said...

Thanks Gill for the 'tour' of Toronto.. We saw that city at a distance from the Buffalo area. That's as close as I have gotten.

Hugs,
Betsy