Purple Haze

What fresh hell is this?  Well, there goes the neighbourhood!  They’re finally building the condos at the corner of Rainsford and Queen Street East starting from $500,00 to $2.5 million.  Yes of course it’s thrilling for a realtor and a resident(cha-ching) of the immediate neighbourhood known as the  Beaches Triangle.  But sometimes it is sad to see things go…this is the Purple Patch of Queen Street (I`m going to write a song about it)…the place where the man (crazy or eccentric?  I’m not the judge) in a manic frenzy painted the entire block purple one summer, including his neighbour’s houses, the street signs and newspaper stand.  He got in big old trouble by the city of course, so he painted everything white….and then purple again….oy!  That’s a lot of work for a joke….I wish he’s come and paint my porch, I could use some purple in my life.  This is his house now.  I like the yellow accents:

And what small child (and raccoon) doesn’t delight in the koi pond under the bridge?  I’m sad to see it go.  Its frontage is a landmark.  And as an aside (and shameless plug), the backyard was used as Happytime  Sushi in my son’s short film for this weekend’s Sprockets Film Festival: http://sprockets.ca/default.aspx You can click on to Freddy’s film here called “Box Boy” (don’t worry it’s short and funny): http://www.youtube.com/user/FJ033

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