I did a sketch of the Wheatsheaf Tavern as it looks now. I haven’t been in it since it reopened but 20 years ago when it was still a dive I used to work nearby and my colleagues and I found it a desirable place for a drink because our boss wouldn’t be caught dead in such a down and out bar. How times have changed now that it is renovated and trendy.
Pronounce “Bear Ski” Park, this small park between Wellington and Front Streets in Old Toronto has a newish whimsical fountain with porcelain dogs, so a favorite dog owner destination for puppy selfies. I always wondered if it had anything to do with the fact that an annual dog themed festival “Woofstock” used to happen in this part of the city. It has since moved to Harbourfront. Dogs used to cool off in the old fountain on those occasions, I recall.