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2010/06 Moments, June 2010

Toronto, Ontario; Niagara Falls, Ontario.

Music from Sam Martin and the Haggard spilling out on Augusta Street from Graffiti’s Bar in Kensington Market (Toronto, Saturday) 20100605 1730
Music from Sam Martin and the Haggard spilling out on Augusta Street from Graffiti’s Bar in Kensington Market (Toronto, Saturday) 20100605 1730
Project Bookmark Canada reading about the Prince Edward Viaduct, from In The Skin Of The Lion by Michael Ondaatje, east of the Don River where Bloor Street East becomes Danforth Avenue (Toronto, Monday) 20100608 1815
Project Bookmark Canada reading about the Prince Edward Viaduct, from In The Skin Of The Lion by Michael Ondaatje, east of the Don River where Bloor Street East becomes Danforth Avenue (Toronto, Monday) 20100608 1815
Leuty Lifeguard Station on the Eastern Beaches, with sailboats on Lake Ontario in the distance (Toronto, Thursday) 20100610 1830
Leuty Lifeguard Station on the Eastern Beaches, with sailboats on Lake Ontario in the distance (Toronto, Thursday) 20100610 1830
Niagara Falls from the Fallsview lookout (Niagara Falls, Tuesday) 20100615 1600
Niagara Falls from the Fallsview lookout (Niagara Falls, Tuesday) 20100615 1600
Pre-G20 traffic jam includes police on bicycles, as well as automotive vehicles. Walking is fastest, at King Street westbound at University Avenue (Saturday, Toronto) 20100619 1600
Pre-G20 traffic jam includes police on bicycles, as well as automotive vehicles. Walking is fastest, at King Street westbound at University Avenue (Saturday, Toronto) 20100619 1600
East Lynn Park Farmers Market on Danforth Avenue west of Main Street runs 3 pm to 7 pm on Thursday. Another hidden feature of Toronto, on my bike ride without a destination 20100624 1800
East Lynn Park Farmers Market on Danforth Avenue west of Main Street runs 3 pm to 7 pm on Thursday. Another hidden feature of Toronto, on my bike ride without a destination (Toronto) 20100624 1800
Smashed windows at American Apparel and pedestrians taking over Yonge Street north of Dundas Street. Presumably G20 protesters working their way east from Queen’s Park (Toronto, Saturday) 20100626 1700
Smashed windows at American Apparel and pedestrians taking over Yonge Street north of Dundas Street. Presumably G20 protesters working their way east from Queen’s Park (Toronto, Saturday) 20100626 1700
John Hagel @jhagel and Omar El Akkad @omarelakkad on The Power of Pull at the Design Exchange, starting the conversation with The Shift Index (Toronto, Monday) 20100628 1700
John Hagel @jhagel and Omar El Akkad @omarelakkad on The Power of Pull at the Design Exchange, starting the conversation with The Shift Index (Toronto, Monday) 20100628 1700

Elizabeth Shepherd @eshepherdmusic at the Square in the Shops at Don Mills, as part of the Toronto Jazz Festival. I haven’t been at this mall since the late 1980s, when Don Mills Centre was all inside. Pedalling up to Lawrence Ave. was easier on road bike (Friday, Don Mills) 20100702 1900
Elizabeth Shepherd @eshepherdmusic at the Square in the Shops at Don Mills, as part of the Toronto Jazz Festival. I haven’t been at this mall since the late 1980s, when Don Mills Centre was all inside. Pedalling up to Lawrence Ave. was easier on road bike (Don Mills, Friday) 20100702 1900
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