During my last trip to Toronto I took a walk through the York Cemetery to observe and respect how the York community honoured its dead. During my walk I came across a hill, and so I decided to climb it to see what I could see from the top. At first the hill did not seem like much given my angle of accent, but when I reached the top I came across a most inspiring sight, as before my eyes were two polar contrasts far from ordinary in the everyday: in the foreground was peace, serenity and tombstones, while in the background stood just a small sliver of Canada’s largest and most populated city bustling with bumper-to-bumper action. Granted most people do not take photographs in cemeteries, which itself is far from ordinary, I thought this moment to be especially creative as a wonderful tribute to those who have left this world with a built city behind them.
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One of the things I love most about visiting Toronto is watching its iconic streetcars electrically woosh through the city core with ding, ding sounds filling the air. And while I’m certain other motorists hold mixed views about sharing Toronto’s congested street space with them, from my perspective I’d say the presence of this mass transportation system packs some serious cultural value and high photography appeal!
Yet next to targeting streetcars with my camera, I also noticed Target Canada’s very visible – and I think very effective – marketing campaign all over Toronto. Fashionably sporting Canada’s proud red and white colours, and layering its distinctive bull’s eye marks in its advertising, Target has clearly placed its sights on the Canadian Marketplace. “Can’t Wait to Meet You Neighbour” appears to be Target’s current marketing tagline, and while I’m certain the claim conjures a great many views about Canadian retailers sharing space – perhaps congested – with American franchises, at least we can now say, eh Canada, they finally spelt neighbour right! Featured here is a TTC 511 streetcar – clad in Target advertising – riding along the Exhibition Loop. On this mighty fine day, two photography targets.
Night time photography with my brother aboard the Captain Matthew Flinders cruise ship on the northern shore of Lake Ontario – Go, Go, Toronto, Ontario!
Featured here is the CN Tower – one of the world’s tallest free standing structures. Located in the heart of Toronto, Ontario, Canada, this tower has been upgraded over the years to now offer some spectacular light shows at night. These two pictures were taken from its base, with the view of seeing whether my camera equipment could photograph the famous CN Tower “glass floor” from below. Turns out I could…LOL…using my 200mm lens with a 2x extender (for a total focal length of 400mm). Good times!
The address for the Ontario Legislative Building is:
111 Wellesley Street West
Toronto, ON M7A 1A5
I would recommend approaching it from the front by walking up University Avenue. Very nice when the post lamps are on.
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