There are a surprising number of parks, small and smaller, in the Gay Village in Toronto. Few of them are particularly welcoming for the book lover who wants a quiet, comfortable place to read. And by few, I pretty much mean none. They could be lovely places, but there is a certain level of uncertainty […]
After Pride’s hundreds of thousands of people, after the Black Lives Matter controversy and the hate (no, I will not link to it), after the commentary and celebrations, what remains is still pride in our Gay Village.
We headed out to the Royal Ontario Museum to see, among other things, Tattoos: Ritual. Identity. Obsession. Art. Coming from the musée du quai Branly in Paris, it explores the 5000-year-old multifaceted world of tattooing, showcasing a visual history of body art and markings, ancient tools, and commissioned tattooed silicone body reproductions, inked by some […]
This is a recent impressionist painting I finished of part of the Gay Village in Toronto. Set against the grey of the road and sky, they are beacons drawing the eye in. The weather and light work together to bring us down to earth, away from the urban forest or flagpoles and banners and skyscrapers all […]