While temperatures in Newfoundland, Vancouver and Victoria have been unseasonably cool, Toronto has been enjoying a glorious summer heat wave. Some complain about the heat, but I am among those who are thoroughly loving it. The beaches of the city are clean for swimming. Sailboats crowd the harbour and the ferries to the Islands are packed. After dark, especially on weekends, the streets teem with activity. The pubs and cafes are noisy and full of joyous celebrants.
These photos were taken on a week night, when crowds were less, but the mood was charged with enthusiasm for a good old-fashioned Toronto summer. Our summers are too short, and every hot evening is to be enjoyed to the fullest.
Queen and Spadina, looking north from south of Dundas Street
AGO from the north side of Dundas Street
Toronto City Hall
City Hall Square
The Four Seasons Centre for the Performing Arts
Campbell House on Queen St. Jazz at the Rex Hotel
Duncan Street, looking south from Queen Street
Patio at the Black Bull Crepes anyone?
Late-night coffee and good bye at Queen and John Streets.
For further information on the heat wave of 1936 and how Toronto coped without air-conditioning: https://tayloronhistory.wordpress.com/2011/07/20/you-think-its-hot-what-about-torontos-heat-wave-in-1936/
Books about Toronto and its history: https://tayloronhistory.wordpress.com/