The outdoors

Today Johanna and I took a psychogeographic walk, in which you are meant to constantly make spontaneous choices to seek out whatever seems most interesting. We did well despite icy conditions and found the weird and unexpected grounds of Ontario Place, not open for business but not yet sealed off or demolished.

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Yesterday in Dufferin Grove Park, Toronto’s Clay & Paper Theatre Company put on their 15th annual Day of Delight. I got some photos of the performances and cute dogs in the audience.

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Myshka, my father, and I just spent three days at my aunt and uncle’s cabin near Parry Sound. Highlights: walking on the icy lake, attempted kite flying, oatmeal, roughhousing in deep snow.

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Garry Sault, an Ojibway elder from Mississauga’s New Credit Nation, performed a Sunrise Ceremony at Massey College this morning. The college also unveiled a new mural in the northwestern corner, outside the Round Room, and the Massey Chapel has been designated as an interfaith Chapel Royal.

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Myshka and I had a good wander for this year’s Nuit Blanche. We saw some nice sculptures and installation art, and an initially forlorn but soon very happy dog outside a Kensington Market restaurant.

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One privilege during my time at U of T was to take Peter Russell’s class on Canada’s history as a series of incomplete conquests in 2013. He taught the class for several years running to a mixed group of undergrads and grad students, using it partly to help him refine the new history of Canada […]

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In part to bring family members together for Father’s Day, I invited my cousins for some family portraits and a picnic in High Park. My cousin Katrusia showed up with some of the clothing she has recently sewn, along with my cousin Tamara, her husband, and their children Mykyta (who I photographed before, including being […]

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