Thursday, February 02, 2006

Life is a chocolate bar
A broken string on a cheap guitar

If you're a Torontonian, and you're ever in the area of West Mall and Burnamthorpe, stop into The Etobicoke Civic Centre for a time warp into 1950's Canadiana.

I was at a meeting in Council Chambers, and the paneling (pictured on the left) was moving, it was such an optical assault.
In the basement, they have mounted fabulous photographs of the old, kitschy, seedy hotels on the Lakeshore that were torn down a few years ago to make room for those lakeview blocking condos.
The photos are most excellent, and the Civic Centre is like a time capsule in it's shiny, waxed 1950's goodness.

While driving along Queen Street, I saw this great window display and had to stop and get a picture. This Photographer has been in business in this spot for as long as I can remember.

As you can see, Ben Afflecks father was clearly Canadian.

you know that little thing you found on the floor, and you were wondering where it came from, and where it belongs, because it's obviously a part of something, but you don't know what...and it sat in a certain spot for weeks?

I'm here to tell you that you won't know what it is or where it belongs until you throw it away.