SAM the Record Man, Yonge St, Toronto, Ontario | by wvs, via Flickr | RIP Sam: The empire the Record Man built is an exemplary tale of rising from nothing http://www.thestar.com/news/gta/article/1261673--sam-sniderman-toronto-s-record-man-left-a-lasting-legacy-to-canadian-music
Fallen Canadian Soldiers Come Home. When a fallen soldier is repatriated onto Canadian soil the precession travels from Trenton Ontario to Toronto Ontario along a stretch of HWY 401 that has been re-named Highway of Heroes. Supporters gather on overpasses, on-ramps, and along the side of the highway to salute, applaud, stand silent, or otherwise show their support. It is an amazingly moving thing to witness, to be a part of.
There's a haunting and strangely beautiful quality to Toronto's abandoned and derelict places that makes for fantastic photography. Maybe it's due to the faded signs of life, and the grass and wild flowers slowly reclaiming the man-made objects, or maybe its the sense of silence and privacy. Snapped a few days ago at sunset by photographer Peter Muzyka and uploaded to the blogTO Flickr pool, these graffiti-covered and seemingly mothballed TTC vehicles near