Three Dog Alley

13 February 2017 – Not that I particularly followed Three Dog Night in its heyday, but the name does pop to mind, as my feet lead me into yet another alley.

My friend Chloe & I have just come from the Michael Snow exhibit at the Christopher Cutts Gallery on Morrow St. She is off to work, but me … I have time to follow my feet.

Into this alley, just north of Dundas West before it smacks into Roncesvalles.

Dogs One & Two!

alley e. from Morrow, n. of Dundas

 

I really love this. How silly these woofs are, how ragged the artwork, how raffish the garages; all the elements all floppy & happy together.

And a bit farther down, Dog Three. Different mood.

alley e from Morrow n. of Dundas

Maybe he’s not grumpy, maybe he’s just yowling in happy anticipation of that cup of coffee.

Then again, maybe he really is grumpy. (See that “beware of dog” sign on the fence at the corner?)

I round myself back out onto Dundas, and –bonus — one more dog.

Dundas W nr Howard Park

Except that I, in knee-jerk reaction, true downtowner that I am, I read him as a raccoon. Only later do I see that, no, he is not our wily Urban Bandit with opposable digits, he’s a dawg.

A Tease

Next post will not be from Toronto! I’m off on another adventure … You’ll see.

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  1. Nice depiction of a ‘trash panda’ — I mean, dawg. 😉
    And by-the-byway… I’ve been trying to track down a project which maps street art. I recall a large blue circle, and I think it is affiliated with the AGO. My searches turn up another map on the City of Toronto website … a map that seems to be missing some crucial downtown works: http://www1.toronto.ca/wps/portal/contentonly?vgnextoid=7865a84c9f6e1410VgnVCM10000071d60f89RCRD

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    • Hi — Yes, go to the AGO, down to concourse level in the Weston Family Learning Centre, you’ll find mapping & displays in the main aisle leading to the Cafe AGO. There’s also info on the AGO website, I’m pretty sure.

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