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“Eat, drink and be merry” in Toronto’s Entertainment District at night

08 Jul

The motto of Toronto’s Entertainment District should be: “Eat, drink, and be merry, as tomorrow you may have to live in another city.  These photos were taken during the early-hours of a Monday morning in July, when it was swelteringly humid.

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                            The Entertainment District in the early-morning hours

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              Restaurants on King Street West, after the crowds had departed. 

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When residents of Paris visit Toronto, they want to experience the city’s “street-meat carts,” as Parisians refer to out hot-dog stands. Many Torontonians derogatorily refer to them as “Wienie Wagons.” However, after the restaurants have closed, they serve a vital purpose.

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The TIFF Lightbox on King Street West, with its famous Luma and Canteen Restaurants. Though crowded during the Toronto Film Festival, the building creates a buzz on King Street throughout the entire year.

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The Roy Thomson Hall, with its below street-level reflecting pool and gardens. By the time this photo was taken, the audiences had long departed for home.

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                  The Royal Alexandra Theatre on King West, built in 1907.   

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King West from near John Street, looking east toward University Avenue. Many people rarely see the street when it is this deserted.

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     The Scotia Bank Theatre on John Street, looking north toward Queen.

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Queen West and John Streets, an area that accommodates the late-night coffee crowd.

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The street is deserted, the crowds have departed, and the street awaits those who remove the litter from the shops and restaurants.

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Posted by on July 8, 2011 in Toronto

 

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