This stately building on Yonge Street in Toronto used to be home to North Toronto railway station. I had to look up this building in Google to verify its history … but its proximity to train tracks and the lovely clock tower pretty much gave away its heritage. It is currently a (very beautiful) liquor store.
From my trip to San Francisco in December: There’s something I find aesthetically pleasing about how the angles of the building materials interact in this airport terminal. The variable sizes of the holes in the metal grilles add a little something too.
The building in Calgary’s Victoria Park neighbourhood, long in a state of disrepair, was the last remaining Queen Anne Revival-style home in the city. It had been slated to be part of an area revitalization project called the Rivers District.
Riding in one of San Francisco’s newest light-rail vehicles while on vacation there, I couldn’t help but feel a sense of familiarity.
San Francisco’s Muni LRVs are made by Siemens and, despite differences in door and seating configuration, are in fact the same high-floor model as the newest light-rail cars purchased by Calgary Transit. The similarities are definitely there, from the whine of the motors to the station announcement chime … and even the malfunctioning passenger information system. (Calgary Transit’s CTrain displays work but sometimes show the wrong time or station information; Muni’s displays were simply off when I rode their light-rail trains.)
The photo above shows a Muni light-rail Metro train operating on the N line, departing from Ocean Beach.
A peek inside the new Central Library in downtown Calgary. It was still so very crowded last weekend … hoping for things to quiet down so I can snap a few more photos without getting in the way. (And get a closer look at the books/maps/documents, of course.)