Tuesday, June 13, 2017

Off to the Junction Part One

I had an opportunity to do a photo walk with my friend John Meadows from the Classic Camera Podcast in Toronto's Junction neighbourhood. Instead of doing the long subway or streetcar ride, I hopped the UP Express and while a dollar more than the TTC, I got to Bloor and Dundas really quick. John took me to a Pedestrian Overpass popular with Toronto photographers. There used to be  Canadian Pacific Train Station around here and the Canadian used made its first stop before leaving Toronto and connecting with the Montreal section of the train in Northern Ontario. The Canadian still passes through but doesn't stop in the Junction anymore.

The Junction itself is interesting,, a major rail yard for Canadian Pacific,  just south of the Stockyards, and  up until the 1990s it was a dry ward in Toronto. Ironically enough with no liquor, very down on its heels. Today this feels more like Queen West of ten to fifteen years ago and is gentrifying quickly with gastro pubs, and funky boutiques. I like it around here, pity the Dundas 505 Street Car doesn't go further along Dundas north of Bloor.

Camera: Nikon F3HP, Nikkor Ai 50 f1.4, Ais 28 f2.8 and Ais 105 f2.5 lenses.
Film: Rollei RPX 400, HC110 B.

Bloor and Dundas

Train Track Pedestrian Bridge_

Up the Stairs _

Looking at the Bloor Go and UP Express Station

Bridge Lamps

Bridge Shadows_

Looking Over Dundas

Going Down the Steps

Dundas Storefronts Turned Residential_


Post a Comment