The Pocket between Mt. Pleasant and Bayview

 My chrome early 1970s Nikkormat FTn has been my go to camera this past winter, partly part of this year's Frugal Film Project but also, it's a solid no nonsense tank of a camera that works in less than wonderful weather. There's a nostalgia component, as my dad shot a lot with his Nikkormat FTn back in the 1970s. 

I have a soft spot for this part of Toronto as it reminds me a lot of the neighourhood I grew up in Montreal in the 1970s called Montreal West. It was a small sliver of an independent municipality sandwiched between Cote St. Luc, Ville St. Pierre and NDG, and was the perfect 15 minute community where a 15 minute walk could take everywhere you needed to be. This part of midtown Toronto reminds me of that, especially both retail strips on Mt. Pleasant and Baview. This part of the world is on my shortlist on where I want to live in the long term. 

Camera: Nikkormat FTn, Nikkor Pre Ai lenses. 

Film: Ilford HP5 400, Ilfotec HC 1+31

Mt. Pleasant and Roehampton Feb 2023 Mt. Pleasant Station_ Eglington Ave East Apartments Happy Convenience Bayview Walk Up On short Notice Crossing  Bayview Feb 2023 Bayview Retail Feb 2023 Bayview Cadbury Corner Cornflower Blue Alley Behind Bayview Mt. Pleasant Reno Where Cheston Meets Manor Road Manor Road Semis Cleaveland Curve Cleaveland and Hillsdale Cleaveland and Hillsdale Intersection Hillsdale Houses Wooden Deer in the Yard South Side of HIllsdale Hillsdale Pick Up and Houses South Side of HIllsdale Semis Cars on HIllsdale House on HIllsdale near Mt. Pleasant House on HIllsdale Sorta Tudor Mable's Fables Corner Jo-Anne on HIllsdale


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