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    Salmon Run on the Humber River in Toronto, Ontario, Canada

    Salmon Run on the Humber River in Toronto, Ontario, Canada

    by Bart Van Bockstaele (10/18/07) 3,920 views

    This the 2007 fall salmon run in full swing. We went to look at it on October 17th, 2007. This is one of the fantastic things about Toronto. All one need to do to see this, is take the subway to the Old Mill, walk north past the bridge towards the first cataract, and hope the salmon will be there.

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    Summer Snow in Toronto? 01:09

    Summer Snow in Toronto?

    by Bart Van Bockstaele (6/24/07) 318 views

    It looks like snow, but we call it fluff. The official name is catkin and it is the seeds of the eastern cottonwoods (Populus deltoides) flying away in the breeze or just falling down. The fluff can be seen everywhere, even on the roofs of the houses of the Toronto Islands, where this clip was made. The clip was made on June 20th 2007, at the height of the fluff season.

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    Summer Snow in Toronto?

    Summer Snow in Toronto?

    by Bart Van Bockstaele (6/22/07) 234 views

    It looks like snow, but we call it fluff. The official name is catkin and it is the seeds of the eastern cottonwoods (Populus deltoides) flying away in the breeze or just falling down. The fluff can be seen everywhere, even on the roofs of the houses of the Toronto Islands, where this clip was made. The clip was made on June 20th 2007, at the height of the fluff season.

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    Workers Inspecting the Marble Tiles of First Canadian Place

    Workers Inspecting the Marble Tiles of First Canadian Place

    by Bart Van Bockstaele (5/17/07) 639 views

    This is a little video clip of workers inspecting the tiles of First Canadian Place, one day after a tile of 140 kg fell off the building, leading to the closure of King Street West between Yonge Street and York Street, in the financial heart of the city. It is fairly hard to see where the workers are. They are located in the upper fifth of the picture, left of the middle. However small the workers are in this clip, I was not able to show the entire building because I was still too close to it. I didn't want to go any farther however, because it was raining and the spot where the tile fell off was already invisible at this distance.

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    Riding Through Lower Bay Subway Station In Toronto

    Riding Through Lower Bay Subway Station In Toronto

    by Bart Van Bockstaele (5/21/07) 2,924 views

    The TTC (Toronto Transit Commission) has been doing repairwork in the subway tunnel between St. George Station and Bay Station. During that time, the East-West Bloor-Danforth Subway was diverted at Museum Station. This gave us a rare opportunity to see Lower Bay Station, also called the Ghost Station. It is a subway station that was used for six months in 1966 but that has not been used since, except as a training space for subway staff and as a set for movie shoots. A lot of scenes for American movies have been shot here. There are obviously no people in this station, and it is dirtier than the others, but it is just a normal subway station that does not differ in any way from the upper level of Bay Station. It is just a bit of romanticism that drives us to see it.