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Adventures through the magical side of the city.

Financial District


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Public Art


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Royal Ontario Museum


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Gardiner Museum of Ceramic Art


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Philosopher's Walk


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University of Toronto


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Union Station


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Allen Lambert Galleria


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Osgoode Hall


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Four Seasons Centre for the Performing Arts


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Royal Conservatory of Music


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Roy Thomson Hall


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And that's it for now!

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“Toronto is home to Canada's most active English language theatre scene, and is considered to be the third largest centre for English language theatre in the world, behind New York City and London, England."

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The Royal Alexandra Theatre


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The Elgin Theatre (a stacked theatre combined with the Winter Garden Theatre)


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Winter Garden Theatre


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Princess of Wales Theatre


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Canon Theatre


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Massey Hall


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Ballet


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Four Seasons Centre for the Performing Arts - already shown, but worth a revisit.


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Roy Thomson Hall – also already shown, and also worth a revisit.


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Thanks for the kind comments. :)
 

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For this post I thought we'd explore the window displays of two of Toronto's most significant retailers. Window displays are a beautiful way of engaging the public not only for purchasing purposes, but as a way to experiment with art. These window displays offer a street the ability to engage with the city's inhabitants through a form of art while continually changing, enlivening the life of a city's streets.

Holt Renfrew (located in Yorkville) - HR is a Canadian owned and operated high-end fashion store akin to Saks in the US, or Selfridges in the UK (which is owned by the same owner as HR). HR has been in operation in Toronto since 1889.
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If you look closely under the overhangings covered in snow are the large windows used for the displays.


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HBC - aka The Hudson's Bay Company is Canada's oldest continually operating company, beginning in some form since 1670. These photos are of Toronto's historic Bay store located at Queen St. and Yonge St.


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The Arcadian Court, pictured below, was once a lively centre of Toronto's wealthy, but has since declined in popularity. It is located at the top of the HBC building.


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These last few photos are of the Christmas displays. The sidewalks often become very cluttered around the Holiday Season with children and adults alike enjoying these beautiful displays.


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Yorkville - An area in Toronto centred along Bloor street between Yonge and Avenue Road. Many of the city's museums, high-fashion stores and expensive restaurants are located in this area. Bloor St. commands rents of $300 a square foot, the third most expensive in North America and 7th in the world, according to Fortune Magazine.
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Buh bye, Yorkville!


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The Arcadian Court, pictured below, was once a lively centre of Toronto's wealthy, but has since declined in popularity. It is located at the top of the HBC building.
I think it's still wonderful. Though not many people venture up there anymore. I also love the restaurant / diner up there with the view of Nathan Philips Square and City Hall.
 

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I think it's still wonderful. Though not many people venture up there anymore. I also love the restaurant / diner up there with the view of Nathan Philips Square and City Hall.
It definitely is! It seems that they have started to focus their attention more on corporate events, parties, and things such as weddings/receptions. There is, though, still that magical and opulent feel to the room.
 

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The Arcadian Court was seriously compromised by a half arsed reno back in the 80's, I believe, and unfortunately it totally looks 80's inside now. The room still is beautiful but what gets into these companies to modernize spaces is beyond me. They still do a wicked chicken pot pie, however... the same one since the 20's. The sauce is a bit suspiciously yellow in colour, but the puffed pastry is divine! I would eat a track shoe if it was covered in perfect puffed pastry..
 
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