See more graffiti after the jump.
Wednesday, July 31, 2013
"August 17th and August 18th (1PM & 4PM): These cats delight and astound audiences with their antics performing remarkable feats of agility, riding skateboards, rolling barrels, walking tight ropes, jumping through hoops, and much more!" Visit pawswayacrocats.eventbrite.com to buy your tickets to 1 of their 4 shows!
See Budweiser thank a designated driver in the YouTube video above
From the Designated Drivers
· Of the 78% of respondents who have been designated drivers over the past three years, they’ve done so an average of 19.3 times
· 93% agree (59% strongly agree; 34% somewhat agree) that they want to protect their friends by being a designated driver
· 87% agree (44% strongly agree; 43% somewhat agree) that when they are a designated driver it’s because they want to protect their community
· Only 55% of respondents agree that designated drivers get enough credit for the service they perform
“Does this mean the problem of drinking and driving has been effectively solved? Unfortunately not,” said Wright. “But what it does indicate is that there has been a major shift over the past generation in the way young people view designated driving – from something they ‘should’ do to something the majority do as a matter of course and public safety.”
What young adults had to say
· 93% agree (50% strongly agree; 42% somewhat agree) that our communities need more designated drivers
· 89% agree (45% strongly agree; 44% somewhat agree) that designated drivers make a difference in their community, similar to those who volunteer to clean up a local park or help out a food bank
· 85% agree (39% strongly agree; 47% somewhat agree) that if designated drivers got more credit for what they do, more people would volunteer to be one
Monday, July 29, 2013
A photo project takes up valuable graffiti space at several locations
See more of the unusual area after the jump.
Sunday, July 28, 2013
Booths and festival goers line the streets adjacent to the Eaton Centre
See more photos of the festival after the jump.
See more of the bikini contest after the jump.
Saturday, July 27, 2013
See some cars and lots more ladies after the jump.
Friday, July 26, 2013
2012 Celebrate Yonge featured on street patios and public spaces flourished in 11 themed event areas on @DowntownYonge Street between Queen and Gerrard. The month long experiment closed down one lane in both the northbound and southbound lanes and ran from August 17 to September 16, 2012 and I am unsure if they will repeat the fun in 2013. Colourful bikes were placed up and down the sidewalks, much like the Pink Bike art campaign.
Thursday, July 25, 2013
It was nice to get some more pictures of this cute little car - I had only a small glimpse of him when he was at a red light on Queen Street West.
Wednesday, July 24, 2013
Allen Lambert Galleria! The inflatable installation by Max Streicher hangs high above the floor and only misses some rain and the drama of thunder and lightning. See it from July 24 to August 9, 2013.
"These high-flying forms have been the source of an ongoing exploration for Streicher inspiring a number of installations. Their lack of a clear-cut definition lends itself to the artist’s signature work with inflatables. However, unlike mother nature’s clouds, the clouds created for Alto Cumulus have an architectural outer structure. This aesthetic twist is informed by Streicher’s fascination with the depiction of clouds throughout the history of art — featured prominently in Renaissance and Baroque religious painting. The installation in the Allen Lambert Galleria exposes Streicher’s surrealist impulse – in particular the influence of the work of Henri Magritte. As imprecise a form as clouds may be, ironically Streicher uses a sewing machine to assert some control over these indeterminate shapes. Constructed from Tyvek – which is technically a paper – Streicher was initially drawn to the material because of its paper quality and feeling of weightlessness. The lightness of the material responds readily to the electric fans Streicher uses to inflate his sculptures. The transient moody nature of the cloud is illuminated in Alto Cumulus as the Allen Lambert Galleria’s ever changing light conceals and reveals."
Tuesday, July 23, 2013
Monday, July 22, 2013
Sunday, July 21, 2013
Testimonials about Haiti - Temoignages autour d'Haiti' will showcase the island nation after the earthquake. Partnered with FKZO the gallery of photos and paintings are by artists Gabriel Osson, Annik Chalifour, Marie-Cecele Pierre-Jerome and others.
Artwork by Sessions, seen also in the photo at top
I could have used the Bike Pirates yesterday - my bicycle chain broke!
Some people carrying bike tires during their stroll along Bloor Street
The children's play area was back again this year and I really think the floating, see through balls the kids climb into are really cool. I didn't see a dunk tank this year so that was a bit disappointing.
Playing in the pool
I like how the street dips and you can look far down the street to see the vast amount of people taking in these local, city-building festivals that celebrate the arts, culture, community and small business. Nestle sponsored the main stage and was giving out little chocolate bars, hmmm, chocolate.