Thursday, August 21, 2014

#Toronto Buskerfest 2014 begins

Now this is worth closing the streets for! Vendors booths and performance areas are quickly being finished as the Scotiabank Buskerfest in Support of Epilepsy Toronto officially takes over the downtown Yonge Area. The buskers have already started to put on shows as the noon time launch announcements were being made and thousands of visitors and workers in the area starting filling the closed off streets.
Tonight the street performances will continue to 11 pm and start again at noon Friday. The full schedule is as follows.
Thursday August 21 noon to 11 pm 
Friday August 22 noon to 11 pm 
Saturday August 23 11 am to 11 pm 
Sunday August 24 11 am to 8 pm 

Mr Cabbie promotion

See more of the buskers after the jump.

Wednesday, August 20, 2014

Islands of the Bahamas dancers

A colourful dance and musical group put on a show during women's day in the courtyard on Wednesday, August 20, 2014. The event was held in Yonge-Dundas Square and a prize of a trip to the islands was the grand prize.

Swans in the ripples, boats in the harbour

Snow white bodies glide over the water in #Toronto, pausing momentarily to go bottom up as they reach deep below the surface for whatever they eat - probably baby sharks. 
Too early for the patio, keep it moving
The not swan dries its wings while sitting on a floating tire

See some sailboats after the jump.

The #Toronto Urban Vortex

London England has its spectacular ferris wheel called the London Eye, even Niagara Falls has the impressive Skywheel. Toronto gets the Urban Vortex ferris wheel whenever the BMO urban picnic sets up in the concrete square of Yonge-Dundas. Views of the Eaton Centre are unparalleled though.

Tuesday, August 19, 2014

Rogers Centre open roof

The four sections of the rotating, retractable roof of the sport stadium make the 20 minute journey whenever games are played under lovely summer skies, or even pleasant days in spring and fall. The centre's roof covers an area of 8 acres and weighs a solid 11,000 tonnes and it looks interesting when you see that the roof is open. It also means that tens of thousands of fans will soon exit the field and cause traffic chaos.
You can just picture a fly ball going out over the edge of the stadium and into the nearby aquarium.

A fire boat tries to spray into the mawing, open cavern holding all the baseball fans. The opening invites a little mayhem and a few wet t-shirts and those firefighters have a good sense of humour.

Monday, August 18, 2014

What's up doc?

Is the #Toronto @toeatoncentre happy to see me, or is that a giant carrot in the lobby? I asked that question while looking nervously around for a corresponding giant Bugs Bunny because I didn't want to get between the two.
The large vegetable is part of a promotion for Tropicana Farmstand where the vegetables are hidden so you can taste the fruit.

Today the lobby, tomorrow it will be in a giant stew in the food court

Mixed bag Monday

An assortment of #Toronto photos to ponder - where did the summer go?
Caribbean Carnival
Miss CHIN Bikini
Exhibition Place - the CNE is back in town now

Honda Indy Toronto

See more after the jump.

Miss Sexy Car Wash Show and Shine

We saw the ladies at #Toronto importfest, now they will clean your vehicle at the #MissSexyca Car Wash Show and Shine.
The suds and bikini style cleaning is scheduled for Sunday, August 24, 2014 at 4732 Sheppard Avenue East, Scarborough from noon to 5 pm.

Sunday, August 17, 2014

#Toronto Buskerfest is coming Aug 21-24

Street performers from around the world will gather in the downtown Yonge Street during the popular performance based festival. Scotiabank Buskerfest Starts at noon on Thursday in Yonge-Dundas Square, Yonge Street from Queen to College and Trinity Square Park and Gould Street by Ryerson University.

Festival dates and times
Thur., August 21st 12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Fri., August 22nd 12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Sat., August 23rd 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Sun., August 24th 11:00 am - 8:00 pm

"There is no advance performance schedule for the festival, rather spontaneity is the order of the day. You just never know when and where someone is likely to pop-up! But, rest assured, all the performers conduct numerous shows throughout the weekend, so you'll have a lot of opportunities to catch your favourite acts."
Admission is free but don't forget to bring money to put in the busker's hats and buckets. Sadly they have announced that there will be no fire show and no finale show. I am really disappointed because the fire shows were so spectacular.

Saturday, August 16, 2014

Bloods'n'Suds 2014 tomorrow

The #Toronto Zombie Walk car wash brings the undead out to clean cars on Sunday, August 17 at the Classic Coin Car Wash on College Street. "They’re back, they’re hungry and they want to wash your car! Too many bodies in your trunk? Apocalyptic acid rain left your car dull and dingy? Grave dirt encrusted tires from too many cemetery excursions? Let our zombies help you out."
Blood will flow from noon to 6 pm and will help support the annual Toronto Zombie Walk which is scheduled for Sunday, October 25, 2014 starting in Nathan Phillips Square at City Hall.

Tuesday, August 12, 2014

Home for wasps

I once found a large wasp nest on the ground, empty, a hulk of a home that no longer nurtures Mother Nature's winged, stinging creatures. Maybe it is for rent, a passing wasp family can come by, put first and last month's rent down and move in on the first of the month. Or maybe a big, fat honeybee will fly by, strike a fancy to the digs and shove his ass in one of the holes and bingo, honey pad is in business. Whatever happens, I just hope that the bees or wasps don't sting me.
It looks a little sad and lonely, just like Detroit

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