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University Avenue – Toronto

University Avenue from ParliamentUniversity Avenue is a major north-south road in Downtown Toronto. Beginning at Front Street West in the south, the thoroughfare heads north to end at College Street just south of Queen’s Park. At its north end, the Ontario Legislative Building is situated. Many of Toronto’s most important institutions are located along the eight-lane wide street. Government buildings, corporate offices, commercial buildings, major hospitals and cultural institutions such as Four Seasons Centre, which is the new home for the Canadian Opera Company and the National Ballet of Canada are located on that most beautiful street of Toronto.
The portion of University Avenue is laid out as a boulevard, with several memorials, statues, gardens, and fountains concentrated in a landscaped median dividing the opposite directions of travel, giving it a ceremonial character. It covered with numerous trees, shrubs, and flower beds. That gives it the feeling of real Park. There are no rooftop billboards, and any shopping centres on that street. Restaurants now dot the southern end of University Avenue.
University Avenue is Toronto’s most ceremonial thoroughfare, with many of the city’s most prominent institutions.


15 responses

  1. I love the combination of modern and old architecture. And glad you add those fall sceneries at the end. I really wish we have that much identifiable, rich fall colors.

    November 12, 2014 at 2:33 pm

  2. What an incredibly enjoyable post, Alexander. You put a lot of time on this one, and all I can say is thank you for not only taking all these lovely images but putting this post together. I even saw how you wrote under some of the photographs a little bio of that image. All around spectacular job!! (((HUGS))) Amy

    October 31, 2014 at 9:37 pm

    • Gee, sorry, just so tired …. I wanted to say more. What I found so fascinating is the mixture of old archetecture and new modern buildings. And those new buildings are really something else to see. Again thank you for taking me along with you. Have a really good night, my friend. Love, Amy

      October 31, 2014 at 9:39 pm

      • Thank you Amy for taking time to see the pictures, read post, and write comment. All the comments cause a desire to make pictures and write posts for the followers, for all of you. Unfortunately I am still pretty busy with my work and do not have enough time for my blog. Anyway I am going to live long life and some day I will put all my time and efforts to this lovely hobby. Lol.

        November 1, 2014 at 7:06 am

  3. What an impressive and beautiful avenue. Who is the Canadian poet in the sculpture?

    October 30, 2014 at 6:20 am

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  5. The photos showing the foliage are beautiful.

    October 29, 2014 at 5:51 pm

  6. Wunderbare Spiegelungen in den Glasfassaden. 🙂

    October 29, 2014 at 4:55 pm

  7. Beautiful photos. Thanks.

    October 29, 2014 at 12:27 pm

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