So T.O.

25 March 2017 – As you all know by now, many things in Vancouver make me wriggle with delight. Moss, mountains, ocean, rain, signs about rain, images of rain … you name it, I’m wriggling.

But I have to say: when it comes to wandering down a lane to see what you can see, Toronto is usually more fun.

Starting with the name.

Which of course sends me online, searching. Thanks to number 10 in the list, I learn why this little lane just S/E of Queen E. & Jarvis is called Bootlegger.

At first it looks disappointingly tidy & polite.

But then … aha …

Love the context? Traffic sign & recycling wheelie & fire escapes & all?  Me too.

I also love the flower-power mural.

So I am satisfied.

Bootlegger Lane has rewarded my detour, and I spin on my heel to walk back out.

And laugh.

One more reward!

Oh, oh, oh, I wriggle with delight … this is so T.O.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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