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Okay, it's been a long time since my old Hot off the Press photothread, so maybe time to start a new one. I'll post current photos, and also some old memories too. Not only life here, but other places I go, too. Today it turned cold and I do believe we had a light frost downtown. Last week I was a bit lazy and I missed the peak of the colours.. only took a couple off the balcony. Look at the difference a week makes:


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Today:






Last week:






today:









Anyway, the temperatures dropped and it felt cold and damp. Went out on my bike in search of beautiful Autumn colours. Not as resplendent as last week, but there are still gorgeous colours there for those who look:







First stop, I checked out Manulife's beautiful tribute to our Canadian war veterans. As my dad fought in WWII, I like to take some time around
this year to pause and think about the sacrifices that were made on our behalf by brave soldiers:

























































Frost can't have been that deep:







 

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Very nice! TO looks very colorful in the autumn. Especially like the first ones, with the contrast between low- and high-rise! :cool:
 

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Great to have you back posting, Greg!

I love the change in scale between domestic and skyscraper that you find in Toronto. Would you mind if I used a couple of your photos for the purposes of illustration on another SSC thread? Credited, of course!
 

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Great to have you back posting, Greg!

I love the change in scale between domestic and skyscraper that you find in Toronto. Would you mind if I used a couple of your photos for the purposes of illustration on another SSC thread? Credited, of course!
Thanks so much, everyone!! Sorry I didn't check in for a few days, but I didn't think anyone would be looking at my pics! :clown:


Of course, Jane! Please feel free! We are lucky in downtown Toronto as we have many lovely Victorian residential streets and areas that are walking or a short bike ride from the
central business district. I live on one of those charming old streets and they feel like leafy little oases in the heart of the city. I have taken some more pics since, but haven't had time to post them. We had a bit of a slushy snowfall this evening; I looked off my balcony and it looks pretty but it is messy and slushy out:










 

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Chicago got the snow yesterday, and New York City has been shut down by two inches of snow today! :eek:
It is not abnormal for this sort of thing to happen in November in this part of the world. Too bad it hadn't happened on this
upcoming Sunday, as it is the 114th annual Santa Claus Parade here in Toronto. Astonishingly in this high tech day and age,
the parade is still immensely popular. Half a million people crowd downtown to see it, and University Avenue is lined with throngs
of excited children waiting to see Santa on his sleigh at the end of the parade. Unfortunately this snow will mostly be melted
by then, but it would have been perfect.




A few more photos I took at the beginning of the week:
















































































 
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