Passing the past...

As I was driving downtown to the Nikon Lecture series and I passed the old Honest Eds store. It reminded me of the days when I could walk to it. Seeing the customers bustling around from table to table, bin to bin for the deals that laid within... even remember the days when Honest Ed was giving away free turkeys to payback the community for their generous support.  

Gone are those days... now you look at the windows and store front... and all of the graffiti spread all over. I heard that the sign is going to be saved as it is such an iconic piece of toronto's history. I'm sure another condo will be built in its place, maybe it will have some of that old charm. Only time will tell. 

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Skating at Nathan Phillips Square in Toronto...

You know winter is coming when the outdoor skating rinks have opened for the season. One of my favourites to go to is Nathan Phillips Square. I just love the lights at Christmas time, just adds that extra beauty to skating around the rink.

Also love the TORONTO sign from the PAN AM Games, it is amazing how many people have taken a selfie or picture in front of it. It is a great addition to the area.

 Easy does it, skating can be a challenge for beginners

Easy does it, skating can be a challenge for beginners

 Aaaah the Zamboni driver paying close attention to his work.

Aaaah the Zamboni driver paying close attention to his work.

 Ice is all set to skate again!

Ice is all set to skate again!

 Ian and his girl friend having a nice night out, they let me take their picture since I helped out by taking pictures of them for them!

Ian and his girl friend having a nice night out, they let me take their picture since I helped out by taking pictures of them for them!

 Balance is a key, his friend close at hand with the skating aid.

Balance is a key, his friend close at hand with the skating aid.

 Skating is for all ages, young and old.

Skating is for all ages, young and old.

 Selfie time!

Selfie time!

 Friends helping friends... having a ball!

Friends helping friends... having a ball!

 Street Car passing by while I was warming up!

Street Car passing by while I was warming up!

 Smiling for the camera!

Smiling for the camera!

 That's how you do it!

That's how you do it!

 It is an obstacle course out here... be careful!

It is an obstacle course out here... be careful!

 Looking down from the upper walk way.

Looking down from the upper walk way.

Well, that's a wrap for the night, it was a great night catching the spirit of the Nathan Phillips skating rink decked out for Christmas!

A Little 3 on 3 Hockey...

This group of guys have been playing together for more years than I can remember... friends and family playing a little 3 on 3 keeps the blood pumping and the adrenaline going for the whole 50mins!

 Sorry Mr. Goalie I am coming throuhg...

Sorry Mr. Goalie I am coming throuhg...

 look at the stick flex...

look at the stick flex...

 That's a goal!

That's a goal!

 Must have caught a rutt in the ice!

Must have caught a rutt in the ice!

 Lets slow the shutter down here and catch some motion blur action! 

Lets slow the shutter down here and catch some motion blur action! 

 I'm going to beat to the puck!

I'm going to beat to the puck!

 Good game guys! Look forward to next weeks game!

Good game guys! Look forward to next weeks game!

Well, that shows a little 3 on 3 hockey! Very fast paced since the rink is smaller, have to think fast since you have less time to setup the play or else the other team will steal the puck and score!