Jun 22, 2011

9 N.A.D In Toronto & Photos

Today Tuesday June 21st is National Aboriginal Day (N.A.D). It celebrates the heritage, many cultures and achievements of Canada’s aboriginal peoples.  Today every province in Canada celebrates N.A.D. In Toronto the celebration happened at Dundas Square. I wasn’t able to attend (BIG BOO) because I had to work. After seeing my mother off I walked across to Dundas Square from Bay Street to take in some of the festivities. Though I wasn't able to take any photographs of the artist due to the low light I did happen to catch some of her performance, she sang beautifully, it was fantastic. I decided to take pictures of the surrounding areas, east, west, north and south of Dundas and Yonge in downtown Toronto. Its little consolation for having missed such dynamic artistry however It’ll do in a pinch. Enjoy….let me know what you think.

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Its funny how things has changed, fifteen years ago none of this existed, the city was filled with mostly old architecture, quieter, more serene, now most of that is gone replaced by big screens with continuous advertising, new buildings that lack the old detail architectural carvings, mouldings instead we see lots of glass, flat square structures designed to  hold big screen monitors for looping advertisements and an endless noise. One expects progress sure but it seems the price is complete erasure, am not sure that's a good thing that’s progress for yah, what will be will be.

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