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September 2022

Windsor U Frosh week near Dillion Hall. Mascot for three off-campus bars including Ariius at the Windsor Casino
Windsor. Part Mural, Part Net Flix ad for Iron Ring
used iPad to take the first picture of September 2022
Wendy Jones. Pan Fantasy. It was all a blur
We all went to the pig roast on the Toronto Island. Queen City Club. Ander took this pix of Maria,donna, super blurred Mikey and me.
5pm, CNE shuts down. The giraffes head into the barns
pan fantasy bass pans. CNE concert on the International Stage. Last day 2022
Wendy Jones and Pan Fantasy perform at the CNE. Last act of the summer. Sang Hot! Hot! Hot!
Backstage at the CNE with Pan Fantasy. September 1 2022
At the CNE 2022. His famous paintings and sculpture, Cdn flag, the moose. the hockey player
Charlie Patcher’s art exhibition beside the Queen Elizabeth Theatre
painted on the side of kiddies fun ride, CNE. Last day. Sept 1
Another front page on the Caribbean Camera for weir
more tiff and CTFF stories by me
Mural art on the side of kiddie’s fun house ride at the CNE. September 2022
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Windsor Murals

mash-up of three alley monster portraits. Alley is in between Drouillard Rd Windsor and the Ford Plant, August 2022
Promoting a long gone cafe on Pelletier St in downtown windsor 8.2022
History of women workers on the Ford Factory line. mural two blocks from Ford plant Windsor august 2022
rum running mural off Drouillard Road in Windsor
half a mural. Ouellette St Windsor
Fading pirate mural off Ouelette St downtown Windsor August 2022
Alley tribute to the movies mural off Ouelette St downtown Windsor August 2022
Maria at side of Capitol Theatre opening the mural of a theatre door, off University Avenue Windsor
usher uses in this Capitol Theatre mural off University Avenue in WindsorMovie mural off University Ave in Windsor august 2022
Not a mural, but it is art. Woman’s tattoo and a pass Panda float on Erie Street in Windsor Canada Day parade august 2022
It ian’t. A  Mural   but it is Art. Big Bird. Canada Day Parade Windsor 2022
mural facing the loading bays of the now closed Windsor downtown bus station august 2022
More Windsor Street Art. Canada. Canada Day Parade
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Lakefield Leader photographs. 1975 to 1978

The extended Lakefield Leader staff in the newsroom. photo by Stephen Weir. Lakefield Ontario
I tour the Lakefield students through the newsroom. Bit hairy. My first tour
Sandra Nicholls 1975. Left the Lakefield Leader to open her own store – fabrics and sewing. Downtown Lakefield

newspaper photographs B&W. Developed in Bill Dickenson’s basement (and thus are fading and curling into oblivion)

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August 2022 Carnival month

All Aboard the Freedom Train and Emancipation Day Service  Honorary conductor the Honourable Jean Augustine

Belt Line art. The bike/walking trail goes under the Eglinton Rd Bridge. Man’s face painted on wall. urban art

mural in basement of St Lawrence Market, in lunch space

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Woke for Vok at Harbourfront Nordic outdoor concert. Vok one of our fav Icelandic bands

Who ia the singer in the lite. I took this pix in 2017. Think she is British and very young. One of the acts at Airwaves in Iceland – rediscovered August 2022 while housecleaning my desktop

Train Art. Waiting for Go Train in Brampton

DRUMMING UP THE UNDERBROUND FREEDOM TRAIN AT UNION STATION JULY 31ST

THE BRAMPTON CUP CAME FOR THE EMANCIPATION SERVICE AT SHEPPARD STATION 10 MINUTES AFTER MIDNIGHT AUGUST 1ST  TORONTO

THE BRAMPTON CUP CAM TO THE PARADE. NOT MY PHOTOGRAPH

LONE PROTESTOR AT TRUDEAU’S KICKOFF OF THE KIDDIES PARADE IN MALVERN

Stormers take over the road – picture from the Ontario Place Bridge across Lakeshore

PR photo carnival nationz revellers in Adidas shoes

Bee float stalled by swarming stormers

Approaching the judge’s stand. Tribal in red

out of focus – four security guards watch stormers from the sideline near Hotel X

Luna section performs for the Judges

recropped photo of Luna section performing for the Judges

vest find at the parade

Craigg on a truck

A week later

Maachel t-shirt for the parade

Little Girl and her mom with a big message on the TTC Underground Freedom Train

Jean and her friends at Union Station

 

 

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April to now. July 16 2022 in a crazy mixed up order

Don't kick the ball
Sign out front of gallery. Hamilton Gallery of Art
June 2022

Just before Trudeau’s convoy of 10 SUVs arrived at Black Methodist church, Anthony and I were escorted off the property

Brampton gallery’s summer outdoor exhibition

Maria’s old apartment building on University Ave in Windsor back in 1077. Took June 2022

January 1971 – hit parade from CKLW Windsor

Odie from the Caribana parade 10 years ago. Rob Ford wines a reveller

Wall art. Windsor’s oldest fish and chips pesto. Tecumseh Ave. Pat and Hanks. July 2022 (it opened in 1955)

Four Principals come to a fork in the road. Actually a 4-way crossing. Walk of Distinction June 2022 near York University

Herman Silochan = Energy costume launch
Couldn’t use Herman’s photo of the Energy Costume launch. Catches the energy of the mas but not suitable for community paper. Did use a few others of his though

Singing Goodbye to her classmates. Grade 12 graduates at CWJefferies June 2022

sunlime 2022 costume launch – by Herman Silochan

Face of the Festival at Media Launch for Caribbean Carnival 2022. June 2022 at Hotel X photo by weir

Fat Stephen about to say good-bye to his fav jean shirt. Should never have washed it. July 2022. Maria did the honours with her cell phone

the late Max Eisen. Was helping him with a reading at the Yonge Eg Indigo Book Store. Sold out. Store forgot to provide a signing table, no matter men in the long waiting line took turns lending out their backs

still my favourite spam shot. used a black table cloth for the studio I set up in our dining room

In My Body By Bboyizm/Crazy Smooth Co-presented by dance Immersion, Canadian Stage, and TO Live. March 2022. used in my interview of Crazy Smooth – the man in the air above

The Ford boys hang out at the Caribana Parade.
mayor Rob, bro Doug and councillor Joe Mhivek 2011.jpg

Getting the finger from a dummy at the Hudson Bay store at the Eaton Centre in Toronto

John Bennett. The former McMichael Gallery executive chef passed away in June 2022 – McMichael photo 14 years old, brought out for obit

Caribbean Camera cutline says it all

Real estate sent out this flyer bragging that the Premier Ford is using their services to sell his Etobicoke home. I got the oversize flyer shoved through the mail box June

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