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RPOTD – The Noreaster Touches Niagara

Well, Toronto got spared from most of the snow that is hitting the US  and Canadian east coasts. The same could not be said for Niagara Falls, which already got 5-10″ and is still expecting another five more inches overnight.  

These two pics (above and below) were caught with my Samsung S6 while on my way to troubleshoot issues at a branch office.   

Maleta Estate Winery, Niagara-On-The-Lake. 

Safe driving, everyone!

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Alvin’s Digital Follies – A Sunday Meat Fix

Bario Restaurant, as seen from the West.

Barrio Restaurant, as seen from the West.


Labour Day is commonly known as the last long weekend of the summer in Canada and the U.S.  Most people head out of town to cottages or to camp.  This year, because I am doing a bit more travel than expected, I stayed in town.
What to do in Toronto?  Well there are plenty of things to do!  The CNE (locally known as “The Ex”) is still running, and for the first time, the annual Epilepsy Toronto Buskerfest ran this weekend at Woodbine Park.  But before heading over to the Buskerfest, my girlfriend and I decided to go to church, then have lunch.

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Alvin’s Road Trip Follies – Pelee Island

"JIIMAAN's mouth closes..." Kingsville Ferry Dock, Ontario

“JIIMAAN’s mouth closes…” Kingsville Ferry Dock, Ontario

 

I’m a bit overdue to put up this post, since I had gone on this trip last week.  Having no cellphone signal on the island was bad enough, although Rogers does insist that there is coverage on the island.  Well, I was getting constant text messages saying “Welcome to the U.S.A.”.  I guess this was to be expected, since Pelee Island is Canada’s most southern point.

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Digital Follies – Open Streets Toronto (Aug. 21, 2016)

Road Closed! Yonge Street, looking north from Shuter Street.

Road Closed for Open Streets!  Yonge Street, looking north from Shuter Street.

 

Well, it was raining on the Saturday night that had just past, and I was concerned that on Sunday it would be a bit too wet to bike out to Bloor Street and Yonge Street where Open Streets Toronto was being held.  To my delight, the moisture dried up and it turned out to be a beautiful day!  It was a great change from the heat waves that ravaged the city for the past few weeks.

 

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Alvin’s Musical Follies – Alvin Restrings a Cute Guitar

 

No, this is not my guitar. The owner is my son’s classmate.  I was just asked to replace the strings on this guitar, but I gave it a bit more.  This cute, black beauty, needed some TLC.

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