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Where do I buy a BBQ boat? Great set. Everytime I plan to ride the seawall the weather is shitty. Looks like you had great weather. I hope your visitors enjoyed it. I'm sure they did.
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You rent them:
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I've never done it but had a few friends who said it was a blast.
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Old Posted Oct 4, 2017, 9:25 PM
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Parc du Mont-Royal





Avenue du Dr. Penfield, Golden Square Mile



St-Urbain / Duluth, Le Plateau



Baile street, Shaughnessy Village (downtown west)



Marché Maisonneuve, Hochelagua-Maisonneuve



Old Telegraph Chambers building, Old Montreal



Avenue de l'Esplanade, Le Plateau



Avenue Laval, Le Plateau





Durocher street, Milton-Parc



Hutchison street, Mile-End







Avenue du Parc, Mile-End



Henri-Julien street, Le Plateau



Roy street, Le Plateau



Shaughnessy Village, downtown west



Mackay street, downtown



Sherbrooke West / Guy, downtown



Lower Wesmount



Old British Empire building, Old Montreal



Sherbrooke street, downtown



Boul. De Maisonneuve, downtown west

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A few from this morning's walk to work. Fall is really setting in here. Frowning though I love fall, because I hate winter.

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Merrymeeting Road, the main drag through Rabbittown.

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Crossing the border between Rabbittown (behind me) and Georgestown) across the parking lot, beyond the high school (grey building in background).

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Heading down through Georgestown, the city's very first suburb (it's part of the core these days - but it was all built at the same time as a suburb). The streets here are kind of griddy, kind of knotted. If the street heading to the right went straight, it would hit the downtown core in just a few blocks. Maybe 4-5.

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This is the edge of the core, Empire Avenue (which goes right and left). Straight up the hill is Bannerman, and behind me is Churchill Park (neighbourhood, not literally a park).

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Instant suburbia.

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Hooking up with the Rennie's River Trail.

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I made it a point to visit the Cloud 9 revolving restaurant at the top of the 42-floor Empire Landmark Hotel before its pending demolition. Here is my final tribute to this landmark building which is still standing tall for a brief moment.











Despite the small floorplate of the tower, there are 4 elevators inside. They service all floors, including the revolving Cloud 9 restaurant on the 42nd floor.



From the top the view is stunning with surrounding city basking in the late afternoon sun.





Lost of new construction in south Downtown area.



The view towards northwest is very open, extending over Stanley Park and to the North Shore. However, in couple of years this view will be lost, as the red tower in the middle will be surrounded by much taller new wow-architecture towers.









North Shore preparing for the night.





Warm summer day coming to an end with sun setting over English Bay and Stanley Park.







Afternoon traffic crawling towards Lions Gate Bridge.



Lions Gate Bridge







What a view of Coal Harbour and Downtown Vancouver!!





It wasn't just the view, but the food was good, too.





Shangri-La and Trump Tower loom over rest of Downtown.





Metrotown skyline and Burnaby in the distance. Mount Baker is shrouded in the clouds a bit left from this picture.



BC Place roof peeking at the end of Robson Street.





Time for some cheesecake dessert.





One Wall Centre and Patina.



Shangri-La, Vancouver's tallest skyscraper.



Trump Tower



Robson Street shopping corridor runs through entire Downtown.









Evening setting in.



Lush and green West End is a hidden gem on the Downtown peninsula.



GOODBYE VIEW!!!







I am so happy I got a chance to visit the restaurant on its final days before it closed down for good in anticipation of pending demolition of this landmark tower. I wish I would have made it up there more often, as the view was indeed something to behold and being a revolving restaurant it was so easy to enjoy it while indulging some good food.

I hope you enjoyed my small tribute to this building. Thank you.
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Maison Isabella Nicol (circa 1869), chemin de la Côte-Saint-Antoine, Westmount.



Old Montreal









La Nativité de la Sainte Vierge d'Hochelaga, Hochelaga-Maisonneuve.



Westmount city hall



Square Victoria, Old Montreal / downtown



Saint-Denis street, Quartier Latin





Le Trafalgar, Golden Square Mile





Laval street, Le Plateau









Marché Maisonneuve, Hochelaga-Maisonneuve



Chemin MacDougall, Golden Square Mile



Parc Morgan / Théâtre Denise Pelletier, Hochelaga-Maisonneuve



Sherbrooke street east



Mont Saint-Louis, Sherbrooke street east, Quartier Latin



Shaughnessy Village, downtown west



Lower Westmount



Milton-Parc



Saint-Urbain street, Le Plateau



Laurier street east, Le Plateau



Bell building (1922), downtown



Sherbrooke West, downtown

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I made it a point to visit the Cloud 9 revolving restaurant at the top of the 42-floor Empire Landmark Hotel before its pending demolition. Here is my final tribute to this landmark building which is still standing tall for a brief moment. :

I hope you enjoyed my small tribute to this building. Thank you.
Great tribute, man. I'm still shaking my head at this decision. I mean, if it was to be replaced by something grander than what's proposed, it might be a bit easier to digest, but the way it is now leaves a bad taste in my mouth.
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Old Posted Oct 9, 2017, 2:59 AM
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Great tribute, man. I'm still shaking my head at this decision. I mean, if it was to be replaced by something grander than what's proposed, it might be a bit easier to digest, but the way it is now leaves a bad taste in my mouth.
Mine too. It's a waste. In a decade or 2 people will wonder how such a decision was ever made. It will be one of those shortsighted "why did we replace that with that?" decisions.
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Mine too. It's a waste. In a decade or 2 people will wonder how such a decision was ever made. It will be one of those shortsighted "why did we replace that with that?" decisions.
I feel the same........I don't understand what could you possibly achieve in demolishing the existing building, except to make money. I'm honestly surprised more people aren't angered at the developer about this demolition......though I suppose it's just how things are.
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The Last few..

Over the last 3 days, I've done a bit.
On Friday, I went with a goon I know to Hamilton, to downtown and the suburban bits:
[IMG]TJ064655 by Josh Kenn Photographics, on Flickr[/IMG]
[IMG]TJ064663 by Josh Kenn Photographics, on Flickr[/IMG]
[IMG]TJ064696 by Josh Kenn Photographics, on Flickr[/IMG]
I'd love to see a full street canyon form or grow here.....
[IMG]TJ064713 by Josh Kenn Photographics, on Flickr[/IMG]
Interesting statue right near City Hall....my friend as a model I suppose
[IMG]TJ064593 by Josh Kenn Photographics, on Flickr[/IMG]
Annnnd this:
[IMG]TJ064595 by Josh Kenn Photographics, on Flickr[/IMG]
Saturday and Sunday I was in Toronto seeing family and such. After that, on Sunday, I did a bit of walking to familiarize myself a tad more with the Harbourfront area I haven't visited in 8 or 9 years (the change is pretty sizable) and west Downtown
Just something generic:

[IMG]TJ084778 by Josh Kenn Photographics, on Flickr[/IMG]
The Harbour Commissions building (or something along those lines...)
which was purchased before, may have an office tower built on the site someday:

[IMG]TJ084835 by Josh Kenn Photographics, on Flickr[/IMG]
Harbour Plaza Towers right next to said building...:
[IMG]TJ084807 by Josh Kenn Photographics, on Flickr[/IMG]
Using One York to play off of the HB towers...:
[IMG]TJ084798 by Josh Kenn Photographics, on Flickr[/IMG]
Getting home, at Bathurst and Bloor, was this beauty of a sunset. I missed the light for this shot, having to drop my bag to get my camera. Great way to end the day:
[IMG]TJ084871 by Josh Kenn Photographics, on Flickr[/IMG]
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Avenue de l'Hôtel de ville, downtown



Boulevard De Maisonneuve, downtown



Peel / Sainte-Catherine, downtown



Mount Stephen Hotel, downtown



Mayor street, downtown



Chemin de la Côte-Des-Neiges, Golden Square Mile



Shaughnessy Village, downtown west



Sherbrooke street West, Golden Square Mile



Place Phillips, downtown



Bishop street, downtown



Union française building, Viger street, downtown east



Windsor Station, downtown

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Old Posted Oct 13, 2017, 3:05 PM
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/\ Absolutely amazing Toronto set, probably one of your best ever!


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Archives Nationales, Viger street, downtown east



Saint-Hubert street, Quartier latin



Gare Viger, Old Montreal





Marie Queen of the World Cathedral, downtown



CHUM hospital, downtown east



Peel street / Avenue des Canadiens, downtown



Milton Parc, Le Plateau



Redpath street, Golden Square Mile



Avenue de l'Esplanade, Le Plateau



Old Victoria Hospital, downtown



Avenue des Pins, Golden Square Mile



Dominion Square building (1928-30), downtown



Avenue du Docteur-Penfield, Golden Square Mile

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Terrific Toronto collection, Monks. Toronto has this supercharged funkiness while at the same time lacking the stateliness of other cities (Montreal, New York, London etc). Growing up, I didn't understand the disconnect between the majestic street scenes I saw in movies and the comparatively paltry offerings I saw on trips to the metropolis down the road. Where the word "Kensington" is normally associated with snooty grandeur and wealth, in Toronto it is assigned to a hard-scrabble immigrant market turned hipster haven, for instance.

It's really, really odd how Toronto gets maligned as "bland and business-like" when it's always been the most eccentric and whimsical-looking place in the country by far. And outside of Bay Street it's always felt that way, too. Which is not to suggest that Montreal doesn't have this kind of thing, because it most certainly does, but there's a ramshackle chic unique to Toronto that you just don't find in other places.

I certainly understand how disappointing it can be that Toronto doesn't have a "real" Kensington (i.e. nothing like this in TO), but you make do with the bones you were born with, I guess. I can't imagine what the city would be like without it's own Kensington or similar neighbourhoods.
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This one captures what's going on with the love-hate (mostly hate?) relationship the rest of the country has with Toronto.

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Terrific Toronto collection, Monks. Toronto has this supercharged funkiness while at the same time lacking the stateliness of other cities (Montreal, New York, London etc). Growing up, I didn't understand the disconnect between the majestic street scenes I saw in movies and the comparatively paltry offerings I saw on trips to the metropolis down the road. Where the word "Kensington" is normally associated with snooty grandeur and wealth, in Toronto it is assigned to a hard-scrabble immigrant market turned hipster haven, for instance.

It's really, really odd how Toronto gets maligned as "bland and business-like" when it's always been the most eccentric and whimsical-looking place in the country by far. And outside of Bay Street it's always felt that way, too. Which is not to suggest that Montreal doesn't have this kind of thing, because it most certainly does, but there's a ramshackle chic unique to Toronto that you just don't find in other places.

I certainly understand how disappointing it can be that Toronto doesn't have a "real" Kensington (i.e. nothing like this in TO), but you make do with the bones you were born with, I guess. I can't imagine what the city would be like without it's own Kensington or similar neighbourhoods.

I always thought that " funky" was the absolute best word to describe Toronto. On that front, the city has no rival anywhere in the country, and even on the continent. It comes with a great vibe.
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Boul. De Maisonneuve, downtown



Redpath stairs, Golden Square Mile



Ernest Cormier house (1930), Golden Square Mile





Marquette street, Le Plateau



Lady Meredith house, Golden Square Mile



Saint-Louis street, Old Montreal



Stanley street, Golden Square Mile



Sainte-Catherine street, downtown



Peel / De Maisonneuve, downtown





Ave du Docteur-Pendfield, Golden Square Mile



Avenue de l'Esplanade, Le Plateau



Royal Victoria Hospital, downtown







Laurier Est, Le Plateau



Saint-Hubert street, downtown east / gay village



Notre-Dame street, Old Montreal



Saint-Louis square, Le Plateau



Birks Library at McGill University, downtown



Marie-Hélène Jodoin house (1871), Quartier Latin / downtown east

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Very beautiful day here in Montreal :-) I had to walk so I took the camera. It smelled like summer and clean laundry, but the strong wind and falling leaves were there to remind me that fall will settle abruptly in the next days. The colours are starting to show enfin; beautiful times ahead.

I didn't know if I should share some of these pics here or not, given that there are already a lot of (awesome) Montreal pictures being posted. But since they'll be outdated in a few days, here they are.

Ahuntsic
My itinerary started home, in the northern neighbourhood of Ahuntsic. One of these is my home but I won't tell you which it is .





Youville
The often forgotten neighbourhood of Youville historically stood on both side of where the Metropolitain passes today. The southern part is usually considered as the northern part of Villeray. Though the Métropolitain is over 50 years old, you still feel the scar in the urban fabric (gaps in the plexes rows, gaz stations and other 1-storey commercial buildings from the 60s to the 80s).



André-Grasset College


Crossing to the other side...






Église Saint-Alphonse-d'Youville




Villeray
Then, we enter in Villeray, an old tramway-oriented blue-collar neighborhood. It's one of my favourite parts of the city. I used to live there too...

Typical Villeray streets and alleys...












Jarry Park






Rue De Castelnau




Église Notre-Dame-du-Saint-Rosaire


Alleys...






Le Plateau
Eventually, I ended up on the Plateau to join some friends... Beautiful evening...

Square Saint-Louis












Prince-Arthur Street












LaFontaine Park
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