Friday, August 18, 2017

More Murals - Underpass Park

August 2017 - Toronto ON

This is the remaining murals from Underpass Park.

Underpass Park People

Work in progress.

And in case you thought it was just murals a sizeable playground is located in the middle section of the park, between St. Lawrence St. and River Street. With a teeter-totter, hopscotch, 4-square, swings and playful climbing structures, the playground offers something for all ages. The area also includes a series of park benches and flexible community space that can be used for markets, festivals and seasonal public events.
There is a farmers' market every Thursday starting at 3PM.

The eastern-most section of the park, east of River Street, includes two basketball half-courts, and an extensive skatepark featuring a series of obstacles, rails and ledges. There is also a flexible open space that can be used for community events.

Back to murals!

Underpass Park People

August 2017 - Toronto ON

John and I headed out on Thursday to see the murals at Underpass Park.

Underpass Park is located between Cherry Street and Bayview Avenue, under the Eastern Avenue and Richmond/Adelaide overpasses.

Troy Lovegates and pal Labrona are painting portraits of 16 people on 16 overpass pillars in the West Don Lands urban park.

Weekend Reflections

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Posting at Weekend Reflections

August 2017 - Toronto ON

Distillery District

Royal Botanical Gardens

Weekend Green

August 2017 - Burlington ON

Click here to see the amazing Lego garden art we saw on our visit.
More garden art

Royal Botanical Gardens developed as a concept in the 1920s under the City of Hamilton Board of Park Management, led by Thomas McQuesten. Initially the proposed botanical garden was to be located along the south shore of Cootes Paradise Marsh surrounding the Hamilton campus of McMaster University. The proposed botanical garden would also protect extensive natural areas along the marsh.

Formal permission was obtained in 1930 from King George V to call the gardens the "Royal Botanical Gardens". At the same time as the proposal for the botanical gardens was under consideration, the City of Hamilton was undertaking an ambitious program of beautification on the nearby Burlington Heights.

First we visited the Mediterranean and cactus gardens.

What an odd plant!

Outside across the street in the Hendrie Park.

Lots and lots of veggies planted by the day camps.

Perfect for wedding photos.

Medicinal gardens with great artwork.

Love in the Mist - very poetic name.

The waterlilies were stunning.