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Old May 19th, 2011, 08:40 PM   #1
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My Westside Toronto Story: Part I

The subject matter in my following two photo threads will be based on the area northwest of downtown Toronto (roughly bounded by St.Clair, Oakwood/Ossington, Bloor, and the Georgetown Rail Line). This is the area that I grew up and lived in for most of my life. I have highlighted interesting places, and buildings, and also places of significance throughout my life. (Photos were taken on different days/trips so not every photo will be in exact geographical order) Enjoy.

For my other photos, please check out my flickr: http://www.flickr.com/photos/roxxstarr/

Part I will focus on the half, south of Dupont.




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Pretty epic Ukrainian Orthodox Church

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Interesting conversion from Church to Lofts on Dovercourt

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More condos on the way

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Nice set of rowhouses

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Moving west along the Bloor West retail strip

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St. Anthony`s Church. Their school is a few blocks away, and back in the day was one of the neighbourhood rivals of my elementary school.

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This Church is supposed to be another loft conversion. But in the mean time, is creepy as hell.

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Can you tell this guy is Canadian? LOL

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The Bloor Gladstone Library has been beautifully restored. The interior and modern addition look great.

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Kent Senior Public School

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Sounds like a classy place

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Yeah...that was my first reaction too. Until I remembered it was also a buddhist symbol. So I guess we can all relax, as it isn`t an Eastern faction of Nazi revivalism.

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We`re now gradually heading north

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Every Sunday, the minister here gives crazy enthusiastic sermons in Spanish.

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Some new townhouse infill

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This is pretty cool. This Green Bin (for organic household waste) has melted and fossilized LOL.

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Dovercourt Public School

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Wallace Emerson Rec Centre, place where I learned to swim, skate, etc.

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This retail strip along Lansdowne is a dead-zone but slowly improving.

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Indecisive much?

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Italian to Vietnamese, boy have times changed...

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Soda and comic books...sounds like a good time.

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Looks like a scene out of Grand Theft Auto...pick you ride.

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The Georgetown Rail Line will be the western frontier of this tour.

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Konnichiwa

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We could use a few more of these modern loft buildings in my hood.

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For newly built rowhouses, these aren`t bad. If they were closer to the sidewalk, and didn`t have that rooftop element, they look almost authentic historical.

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Part II coming soon!
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Old May 20th, 2011, 09:08 AM   #2
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Excited for part 2.
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Old May 20th, 2011, 06:30 PM   #3
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I love the row houses, is this area gentrifying ? Thanks for the tour
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