Moments, August 2014
New York City; Corning, NY; Toronto, Ontario.
Playground with market theme includes stacked crates, asparagus spears. Open in summer 2019 as part of Phase 1, other Phase 2 areas still fenced off either for completion, or due to pandemic interruption. We often pass by on Adelaide Street or King Street, but haven't stopped to notice the details. (St. James Park, King Street East, Toronto, Ontario) 20200818
Removing gazebo cover in the backyard, as chances of warm weather diminish. The sprinkle of snow didn't stay last week, but frost in the evenings is coming. We might have chosen a warmer day, but the fall has been unusually busy. (Riverside neighbourhood, Toronto, Ontario) 20191110
Strangely shaped 3-storey former wooden-crib grain elevator from 1906, beside a former flour/grist mill on dead end road just north of railway tracks in east end of the city. Building was used as a transdisciplinary arts centre, with municipal art organization vacating the premises in 2018. Signage now minimized, redevelopment into a new high rise complex that will connect to the Danforth Go Train terminal was in council in 2019. (The Silver Mill, 10 Dawes Road, East York, Toronto, Ontario) 20200512
Were there any other Chinese babies born in Muskoka that year? The card reads: * Room: 14 * Name: Ing, Baby Boy. * Date: April 10 - 61. Time: 4:10 a.m. * Weight: 8 Lbs. 1 Ozs. * Doctor: Chittick * Wt: 7-13 1/2 on discharage April 18/61 The invoice reads: * Bracebridge, Ont. April 18, 1961 * Violet Ing and Baby 428-61 * Gravenhurst * In Account with Bracebridge Memorial Hospital * April 14 to 18 * 4 days @ 19.75 = 79.00 * 3 days @ 6.00 = 18.00, Balance 97.00 * O.H.S.C Pays: 84.00 * Pt. Owes: 13.00 Document was discovered in bottom drawer of a desk, clearing out family artifacts. (Gravenhurst, Ontario) 20191019
Long stretch of sidewalk with almost no pedestrians, on a late pre-holiday afternoon with social isolation. On this main street towards the east end, storefronts are wider than in the city centre, so walks seem longer. Maybe one in ten businesses was open, and few had customers. Pedalling bicycle with light traffic on street. (Danforth Avenue, west of Coxwell Avenue, Danforth Village, Toronto, Ontario) 20200409