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John’s Featured Picture of the Day (Sep 14 13) — The Signs Of Bloor Street West (Yonge to Avenue Rd)

John’s Featured Picture of the Day (Sep 14 13) — The Signs Of Bloor Street West (Yonge to Avenue Rd)

John’s Featured Picture of the Day (Sep 14 13) — The Signs Of Bloor Street West (Yonge to Avenue Rd)

John’s Featured Picture of the Day (Sep 7 13) — The Signs Of Yonge Street (Dundas to Bloor)

John’s Featured Picture of the Day (Sep 7 13) — The Signs Of Yonge Street (Dundas to Bloor)

John’s Featured Picture of the Day (Sep 7 13) — The Signs Of Yonge Street (Dundas to Bloor)

John’s Featured Picture of the Day (June 22 13) — The Signs of Yonge Street (Bloor to St Clair – Part 1 of 2)

John’s Featured Picture of the Day (June 22 13) — The Signs of Yonge Street (Bloor to St Clair – Part 1 of 2)

John’s Featured Picture of the Day (June 22 13) — The Signs of Yonge Street (Bloor to St Clair – Part 1 of 2)

TLTV Ep 96 – Dundas Square

Yonge-Dundas Square (also known as Dundas Square) is a unique focal point of the downtown Toronto community, at the intersection of Yonge Street and Dundas Street, one of the busiest intersections in Canada with over 56 million people each year passing through this intersection. It is sometimes nicknamed “Toronto’s Times Square”.

Constructed as a downtown ‘revitalization’ project, the square was created from the demolition of a block of commercial buildings and opened as a public square to the public in November 2002. The Square is designated for use as a public open space and is used for music concerts, film screenings and other public events. You’ll discover a wide range of activities on the Square at any given time: community celebrations, theatrical events, concerts, receptions, promotions — events that appeal to residents and tourists alike.

The centrepiece of the square is the array of ten fountains that are spread out across the main walkway of the square so that visitors have the opportunity to walk through or around the fountains. Unlike many other city fountains, the Dundas Square fountains were meant for waterplay. The fountains usually run from around mid April to the end of October.

Yonge-Dundas Square (also known as Dundas Square) is a unique focal point of the downtown Toronto community, at the intersection of Yonge Street and Dundas Street, one of the busiest intersections in Canada with over 56 million people each year

TLTV Ep 92 – St Michael’s Cemetery

Down a small, completely nondescript alleyway off of Yonge Street, just south of St Clair Avenue, lies the entrance to a hidden treasure — St. Michael’s Cemetery. The entrance is so unassuming that it is likely that many long time residents of the area have never noticed it. The 10-acre cemetery itself is sandwiched in behind skyscrapers, shops, and residential neighbourhoods. Almost no-one knows it is there. It is actually the oldest surviving Catholic cemetery in The GTA.

Opened in 1855, it replaced St. Paul’s Cemetery at Queen and Parliament, which had been filled to capacity by the influx of Irish Catholic settlers fleeing the Great Potato Famine. Some 29,000 people are currently buried at St. Michael’s. It is the final resting place mostly for working class Irish Canadians, Toronto’s Catholic pioneers.

One of the most notable features of the cemetery is the octagonal winter mortuary vault designed by Joseph Sheard, who later became mayor of Toronto. The winter vault was used to store the bodies of the deceased during the winter until the graves could be dug again in the softened soil the following spring. The octagonal shape of the winter vault offered extra wall space for platforms to place coffins.

In this episode we’ll venture inside the cemetery to take a look at some of the more interesting markers and quiet corners. We’ll get a look at the outside of the winter mortuary vault, as well as the beautiful row of trees leading up to it. All in all, it is a very unique and peaceful place in a busy modern metropolis.

Down a small, completely nondescript alleyway off of Yonge Street, just south of St Clair Avenue, lies the entrance to a hidden treasure — St. Michael’s Cemetery. The entrance is so unassuming that it is likely that many long time

TLTV Ep 91 – Yonge Street (St Clair to Summerhill)

This is the start of an ongoing series that will, over time, look at various streets throughout The GTA. The stretch of Yonge Street (the longest street in the world) between bustling St. Clair Avenue and quieter Summerhill Avenue, has a number of interesting features.

We’ll start at the busy intersection of Yonge and St Clair, with it’s medium-sized skyscrapers. From there we’ll wander south toward Summerhill Avenue, stopping to look at some of the interesting places along the way, like the restaurants The Monk’s Table and The Rosedale Diner. Torontonians will walk and drive by as we look at some shop windows, all while we make our way under the railway bridge to view the steeple overlooking the huge new LCBO outlet.

Finally, we’ll spy a small nondescript alleyway that holds a clue to our next episode…

This is the start of an ongoing series that will, over time, look at various streets throughout The GTA. The stretch of Yonge Street (the longest street in the world) between bustling St. Clair Avenue and quieter Summerhill Avenue, has

TLTV Ep 90 – Beltline Trail

The Beltline Trail is a walking/running/biking/cross-country skiing path in the heart of Toronto, just north of Yonge Street and St. Clair Avenue. It may also be the most beautiful path in the City of Toronto.

The 4.5km recreational east-west trail follows along the route of the 1890s Belt Line commuter steam railway which once circled the city. The trail is now lined with trees whose canopies meet overtop of the trail. The trail also passes by the back yards of some very expensive homes in the very upscale area of Forest Hill.

In this episode we’ll start by the pedestrian bridge that crosses Yonge Street, the longest street in the world. The bridge then passes over the TTC’s (Toronto Transit Commission) subway tracks before entering the beautiful tree-lined section. You will see many people out for a stroll or a brisk run, walking the dog, or riding their bikes. It really is one of the most relaxing places in the city.

The Beltline Trail is a walking/running/biking/cross-country skiing path in the heart of Toronto, just north of Yonge Street and St. Clair Avenue. It may also be the most beautiful path in the City of Toronto. The 4.5km recreational east-west trail

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