CBC Colour Block – Toronto

CBC in Colour Block

Photos of the CBC building on Front Street, Toronto. (© 2013 AIM)

Our nation’s radio broadcast network, CBC (Canadian Broadcasting Corporation),was created in 1936 as an incentive to promote Canadian content and culture. This was in response to the American broadcast network, gradually expanding into Canada. The CBC television network  was established in 1952, and the first show televised, in colour, was The Forest Rangers,  in 1963.

“Bringing Canadians Together” was the network’s slogan in 1977 – and now after all the years, it  continues to bring our country together through its music, news, stories and entertainment.

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Union to Tower – Toronto

It was a special trip into the city this afternoon to spend time with my dad and baby sister on her birthday. I chose to capture the day in collage with three different impressions.

In De-Constructing Union Station ; I was amazed by the number of cranes, concrete trucks, hard hats and dump trucks in and around Union Station. The sun, reflecting off the gold RBC building, left some very interesting shadows on the tired train station that is now getting a well-deserved facelift.

Next, we have Bird’s Eye View ; it only takes 58 seconds to get to the top of the CN Tower, but once you are there – the view is breathtaking. Taxi cabs look like tiny Tonka cars, sky-scrapers no longer look intimidating, and a glass floor invites you to view the city just like a swallow does. The architectural wonder opened on June 26th,1976 and was designated the tallest tower in the world for over three decades. Now that’s World Class!

Lastly, we have Whimsical City ;  a Yellow Maple, Mountie Moose, Pepsi and the CBC- not much to explain, just things that caught my eye.

De-Constructing Union Station

Bird’s Eye View

Whimsical City

© 2012 Ann Ivy Male

City StreetBlog – Queen West

On my quest to find the coolest cities around, I decided to create a new category – City StreetBlog which will explore, through words and  photo collage, all the things a vibrant city should have : art, architecture, food, cafés, parks, street-fashion, music, cool storefronts…you get it – surprises around each corner.

First up: Queen West in Toronto

Croissants at Nadege set the tempo for Contemporary Canadian Art.

You’ve CHA… Can you guess the word?

El Camino, table for two, blueberry Clafouti and Chien Gentil

© 2012 Ann Ivy Male