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April to now. July 5 2022 in a crazy mixed up order

 

Craigg’s Eye View. Craigg Slowly took this for me. Mas costume show before this year’s Parade
June 2022 Back on Yonge St. Million fans
silent protest to street preacher calling down God’s wrath on the gays in the Pride Parade. He couldn’t handle the topless ridicule and put his megaphone awaya aauantil she left.
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March – 2022 – very few pictures this month

in my office installing new computer

Old picture used on Facebook
109 Castlefield Ave
just in time for St Patrick’s Day – Eglinton St
10th of March. One last snowstorm
Bloor Street – snow almost gone – coffee shop ready to serve
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February 2022 pictures during new computer cross-over most for my articles

old carnival mash-up picture I created

February Mini Anti Vax parade
Promo for my story on Caribana 2022 is a Go, Caribbean Camera Feb 23 2022
Display case for Rhythms and Resistance Exhibition at Friars Museum
Caribbean music store neon sign. Now hangs in Friars Museum. Toronto
Caribbean Camera, my story on Caribana gets the go ahead and Jamaal Magloire announces 2022 costume launch
After 10 years – bought a new computer
Story about the Friars Museum exhibit
Friars Museum floor panel
Promo pix I used for story about The Porter TV series
screen grab from the Revellers Face Book
Nicholas, cutout, Mark and Klive at Friasa Museum installation – Yonge/Dundas
Friars Museum, Toronto, opens a new exhibition – History of Caribbean music in Toronto
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January 2022 street photography, murals, dive related, historical too

Vet’s basement window in Toronto. Pet murals don’t disappear they just fade away. Think this Yonge Street mural is over 10 years old.
went to the PATH on Saturday to get my steps in. Empty save for other walkers like me. Union Station to College.
went to the PATH on Saturday to get my steps in. Empty save for other walkers like me. Union Station to College.
Bridge over Queen St between Saks and Eaton Centre. walking the path on Saturday. cell picture
Blood and Bubbles from the 50s
best patties on Elm St. closes on Jan 27 to make room for condo tower
The Path. Underground downtown Toronto. Everything closed because of Covid
chef does Facebook with AGO and I write about it
Sign in Eaton Centre. Mostly empty. Covid. I was walking the Path on Saturday to get my 10,000 steps
January 7th, Christmas Day (if you are of the Orthodox faith) in Toronto, Slashers last slash of the season? White, Red and Dead. This Lytton Park household woke up to find their lawn Santa deflated and the air blower removed. Home owner said Santa will rise again, only small puncture wounds found on the victim.
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DECEMBER 2021 dead santas, family, bat girl, murals, misc

Christmas dessert. Homemade Chocolate Butt cake
Bat Girl spreads her wings
Mas Camp Costume Launch. Took this picture 4-years ago
A fan of my Santa killer files may have discovered who the Santa Slasher is. He took this pix of Yoda killing lawn santas with his Light Sabre
Air-Out Santa Face Plow - Toronto
Happened on my street Christmas Eve. Saw a man in the shadows slicing a lawn Santa. I yelled and ran to save the man in red. No luck. The force of the Air-Out Slash pushed Santa face first first into the snowbank
Boxing Day walk. Spotted a recently aired-out lawn Santa Claus. Don’t know who sliced and diced the lawn man, but I do know that a big brown Santa leech finished him off
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NOVEMBER 2021 MURALS, OLDIES AND LIFE IN TORONTO AND WINDSOR

A day after I fell face first onto the road. October – first fall. Went to hospital
photo by Herman S for my urban art class
Jully Black backstage photo by sweirsweir. Old. Costume launch used for class
mural screen save for urban art course at Windsor U exam
picture used in essay for windsor U urban art class
used for creative writing course assignment Nov 2021
third fall in the last two months November 26 behind eg arena
pat and stephen on Tobermory dive boat. 1995. Testing a new Sony underwater camera. Cold! Maria took picture
Last air out of Halloween blow-up. Didn’t get a picture of his face, but, did catch his shadow near the dead Black Cat Halloween blow-up

don’t mess with the Spam police. Shot picture with my Ipad on the dining room table
picture 2 – Spam stacked differently. don’t mess with the Spam police. Shot picture with my Ipad on the dining room table
police raid pot shop in Toronto and seize pot made to look like real kids’ candy
sporting life mural of bike riders, removed. replaced by BofM mural for diversity. yonge and roselawn – Toronto
Actually Starweek hasn’t just improved. No Canadian content. Meters not Feet. Color not Colour. NFL not CFL Maybe next week?
Suggested Tip Iar for Andrew’s coming piano recital. I made this from a long damaged backyard planter found in Maria’s Windsor home
graffiti alley – photo by Herman – Toronto November 2021

Sporting Life replacement mural. November 2021. Roselawn and Yonge St. Toronto
The day after the night before. Tripped or collapsed on street near our house. Spent day in Sunnybrook Hospital. All okay
food truck mural popped up over the weekend. Yonge and Roselawn. Toronto
Ghosts on Castlefield Avenue

 

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photographs taken during chemo (not many and not very good)

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pictures taken in August 2021 including Emancipation Day events

Shortly after showing up at the Bloor Street Emancipation Day event, the Fort York MP announced he isn’t going to run again for the Liberals. His wife Nicole in Red, organizer Itah Sadu has her arm raised.
Many sections to the Emancipation Day Parade
Section from the parade
Signs say it all. Christie Pitt Park. Stephen Weir photographer
OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA
End of the Bloor Street walk. Slave section show their signs
End of the Bloor Street walk
holding up the signs that were shown on Bloor Street in Toronto
Playing in front of the ROM. Part of Emancipation Day event in Toronto
downtown Toronto
The joy of Mas
Major media story for CBC radio, TV and cbc.ca
more pictures crom yonge and bloor
In costume for a serious reason!
missing red shoes
Yonge and Montgomery – shoes part of functional art installation. But, have been removed as of August 5, 2021
Mas in front of the Tiffany store on Bloor
young drummer in Christie Pits Park – Toronto
Neville’s book – for a 1990 show at the McMichael Canadian Art Gallery
actors wearing slave chains
Slim Jim®, the on-the-go meaty snack has partnered with Chris ‘Slim Duck’ Boucher, Canadian professional basketball player, as its newest brand ambassador. The endorsement partnership will come to life in advertising materials, including social media and in-store displays at retailers across Canada this fall. (CNW Group/Conagra Brands, Inc.)
Emancipation Flex on Bloor St
Waiting for the event to begin. In the shadow of the Hudson Bay building at Yonge and Bloor in Toronto. Emancipation Day event – August 1, 2021
The Joy of Mas in front of Bloor St subway enterance
August 1, 2021 Emancipation Day in Toronto
Emancipation Day walk down Bloor, The Resistance with Calypsonian Henry Gomez left and company
The Joy of Mas on the Mink Mile -Toronto- Emancipation Day event August 1
purple door – toronto island – photo by Pat Whetung – do not borrow without permission. Needed for a photo savage hunt for Women’s Health

 

press photo from truck festival, not my photograph. do not use
used in stories for media for this year’s Caribbean Carnival
Scarborough Town Centre, Toronto. Photo by Herman S, Do not use without permission
Mas at the Mall
Full Mas costume. Model at Carnival Flavours, outdoor music festival at the Scarborough Town Mall. Last event for 2021 Toronto Caribbean Carnival. Photo by Herman S. Do not use without permission
Emancipation Day event on Bloor St August 1, 2021
Wendy Jones (Pan Alive) with the Garvey sign. Young girl and her mother with Black Power signs.
Yesterday treasures, Today's Trash
Sign says child in this Edith Avenue house has graduated from grade 6 (Allenby) and a few days later the grad’s Power Ranger toys were up for grabs!

 

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Pictures taken in July – most by cell – some classic shots from the past

piano playing in the Kensington Market Park
A Hit Before Your Mother Was Born
do I eat the limited edition chicken mcnugget sauce or sell the two packs. Big interest in the BTS special McDonald’s menu. Mikey bought it for me in Windsor.
went to city hall Toronto to take picture of Windsor Churchill. Figure he will be next work of art to end up in Lake Ontario
Windsor, Walkerville. Neighbour’s antique car collection out on the street for a wash
Two head sculpture hunts for bugs. Kensington Market home’s side-yard. Mural on wall behind. Street Art. Cell phone photograph
Devil, Skelton. Artist Graffiti on the boarded up window of a Kensington Market building. street art. Toronto.
26 years later we retired our Carrier central air conditioner. New one installed. Model? A carrier.
first lunch with friends Bill and Barb in over a year. Patio on third floor of the Gardiner Museum, on Queens Park, across from ROM. Maria looks great. I look like shit, like death rushes in. waitress took picture. The Clay resto
walk in the Mount Pleasant Cemetery. Bird part of the headstone. A puzzler
Rose and Maria at our old house on Lake Clear near Eganville
Herman S sent me this picture he took of me at the King and Queen contest, 2015. All part of Caribana. Sold out show. King / Dufferin Lamport Stadium
WALKING CROCK. Statue in the Gardiner Museum street side cafe across from ROM. The Gardiner is Canada’s top ceramic museum.
Windsor mural on the side of of a Polish restaurant. I am seeing an homage to Tom Thomson, the Northern Lights and flowing Lava. Tecumseh Ave. Street art. Mural.
an Ipad photo of my Op-Ed about dad’s death in the Windsor Star.
Pierogi / Tom Thompson mural – full view. Windsor, Ontario. Street Art.
My father’s home for sale. Prescott. 300 feet from the St Lawrence River and the wreck of the Rothesay. Diver’s paradise. Check out the pool.
My father’s home for sale. Prescott. 300 feet from the St Lawrence River and the wreck of the Rothesay. Diver’s paradise. Check out the pool. 22 Sunnymeade Rd. / Highway 2 Just outside of town.
but will the food concept work. Suddenly the Green Papaya on Yonge St In Toronto has moved from just Thai food, to Vietnam and Brazilian Cuisine. Patio right on the street, doing well in the warm nights of July
Renfrew hippy days. 1969. Car wouldn’t make it to Woodstock. Me at left, Robin Burgess on guitar and the late Bruce Paton with the flower. Rob Agnell on the rough. Raglan Street. Renfrew, Ontario.
the wreck of the Rothesay. The sidewheel paddler sank at the end of my dad’s street in Prescott. Most popular shore dive site on the St Lawrence (and you can suit up in our garage and walk 300 feet to the water’s edge.
my first picture that I took for the Lakefield Leader. 1975. First day on the job as editor
my first picture that I took for the Lakefield Leader. 1975. First day on the job as editor
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June 2021 pictures, taken/ harvested / created pandemic shutdown continues

Planters Peanuts Canada owns the Big Apple. Hormel/Spam now owns Planters
Long-time facebook follower photographer Herman Silochan, sent me this picture of myself 5 years ago giving the press a backstage look at the King and Queen competition
G’Day are you from the Valley? If so pick up today’s Sunday Star. Front Page features Olympian runner Melissa Bishop-Nriagu as she prepares for Tokyo. As everyone knows she’s from Eganville, Ontario, the heart of the Ottawa Valley
still trying to get my Ryerson marks over to University of Windsor
Wrote a story about the new Face of the Festivals. Celina

 

Celena Seusahai, well-known Toronto Mas Model, Queen of the Carnival and longtime Carnival organizer sent this picture to me for my article. Copyright by Cee don’t use without permission

Prescott Dump, cans and shadows only
Anti Vaxers take to the ancient protest form of grafitti
Those were days! Working on film for the McMichael Gallery, Charlie Pachter and Margaret Atwood