31 October 2015 – Look at that date, it is Halloween — an event heavily commercialized around here, and therefore one to which I am heavily resistant.

Even so, these three street scenes snuck past my defences.

Exhibit One – A family in the comfortable Beaches neighbourhood has ignored all the product in all the stores, and raided their bed-sheet supply instead.

Result? Ghosts in the best home-made tradition, dancing on their front porch.

ghosts on Silver Birch, s. of Kingston Rd.


I particularly like Little Baby Ghost, tucked up there in the middle.

Exhibit Two – A pumpkin, minimally & cleverly carved, thrust into a now-empty sidewalk planter outside the café Green Beanery, at Bloor & Bathurst.

streetscape at Bloor & Bathurst

Here, I particularly like the raven.

Exhibit Three – A skull, what else? Maybe painted for the occasion, not sure about that, & happy to have seen it, either way.

He looms at the corner of Cyril Lane & Borden, just north of College Street.

Cyril Ln at Borden, n. of College

No particular-like about this one — I’m pleased by the whole skull/bike/fire-escape montage.

There. That’s Hallowe’en.


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  1. Mikku

     /  31 October 2015

    A nice post, and just how I like my Halloweens – short but sweet!!

  2. A couple sheets and a pumpkin is all one needs!

  3. A lovely collection of subtle and tasteful Halloween nonsense Penny😊

    • And already they are bombarding us with Christmas gear — notably UNsubtle and UNtasteful. (Grumble) One must focus on other sights, other things


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