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Toronto has gone tulip crazy, and I like it. They make for excellent photographs.

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Air Pressure

In the lobbies of 13 downtown Toronto office buildings you’ll find an unusual sight: Blue bird installations. Called Air Pressure, they were developed for Earth Week and will remain where they are until this Friday. The birds were designed by Studio F Minus and commissioned by Oxford Properties with the purpose to address the importance of clean air while raising awareness about bird deaths that result from collisions with office tower windows.

Each structure consists of reusable materials that will eventually be recycled after the installation is dissembled. The low-power LED lights that illuminate the sculptures consume less energy than an incandescent desk lamp.

Studio F Minus’ flying blue birds can be found in the lobbies of these buildings:

  • Royal Bank Plaza, North and South Towers, 200 Bay Street
  • Sun Life Financial Centre, 150 King Street West
  • MetroCentre, King and Wellington Towers
  • Richmond-Adelaide Centre, 130 Adelaide West
  • Dundee Place, 1 Adelaide Street East
  • WaterPark Place, 20 Bay Street
  • Citigroup Place, 123 Front Street West
  • 1 University Avenue
  • 277 Front Street West
  • 315 Front Street West
  • 2 Bloor Street West

Mural at AGO

Hump day walk

Chinatown Mural, Toronto

Part 1 of a mural in Chinatown

Anxiety had me awake at 4:30 this morning. I did some work, had a shower, took Maude out for her morning washroom break, grabbed a coffee from Starbucks and went for a long walk by 7:30. Toronto is never more impressive than when asleep. The streets are strikingly bare, right before the poor bastards begin their early morning commute. I love how quiet Toronto can be, it helps clear my head and calms my nerves. I walked all the way to Kensington Market up Dundas and then South on Spadina through Queen West and then back home where I sit now typing this entry. The morning Spring brings with it such feelings of possibility. I can’t think of anything more exhilarating, can you?

Chinatown Mural 2, Toronto

Part 2 of mural in Chinatown

Chinatown, Toronto

A small section of Chinatown in Toronto

Kensington Street, Toronto

Kensington Street at 8 in the morning.

Synagogue, Kensington Market

A synagogue in Kensington Market

Synagogue, Kensington Market

Simple yet beautiful

Mural at AGO

Street art behind the Art Gallery of Ontario

Art Gallery of Ontario (AGO)

The Art Gallery of Ontario (AGO). The Picasso exhibit begins May 1.

Campbell House Museum, Toronto

The Campbell House Museum on Queen St. W.

Canadian Opera Company, Toronto

Toronto Canadian Opera Company

Osgoode Hall, Toronto

Osgoode Hall Law School

Old City Hall, Toronto

Old City Hall

St. Lawrence Hall

St. Lawrence Hall

Harlem Toronto

Great caribbean cuisine on Richmond St. E.