Monday, December 16, 2013

Indie Arts Market Blizzard

 Toronto had it's first big winter storm last Saturday.
Despite the blizzard and frosty temperatures, John and I caught the Bathurst streetcar to take us to Queen St West to pick up our new Shelley Savor at the INDEXG gallery.
 While John waited at the Queen Street streetcar stop
I slipped over to the corner of Bathurst to catch the action.
John couldn't resist taking winter shots out of the streetcar window on our way to Gladstone Avenue.
We trudged through the snow
to INDEXG to pick up "Refuge" from Shelley Savor's The Rat Race exhibition, which has just closed.
After picking up our new art, we discovered the welcoming Toronto Indie Art Market at the Gladstone Hotel.
We loved the illustrators and writers selling their self-published wares.
We bought a terrific hand-painted watercolour card from Kim Flynn (bargain--$4)
and Monsters from my Head and Yog Sothothory from Stepahnie Kenzie.
The market overflowed into the Gladstone bar.
We bought Silver for Bread, an Estonian story, by Tess Eneli Reid and Super Baby Jesus and The Last Sun by Adam Alard. We're so happy we went in!
Back in to the snow we walked a few steps to The Beaver diner with its cool, winter-themed sandwich-board.
I had their scrumptious squash and red pepper soup for lunch
and John chose the equally yummy mashed chickpea sandwich with salad.
Re-fueled we caught the Queen streetcar home.
Let it snow, let it snow! We've had a great day!


  1. Marvellous!!! So fun to follow you through the storm - in keeping with the Refuge theme, you found some wonderful places to take shelter.
    Many thanks for adding Jimmy the rat's 'Refuge' to your collection - I'm truly honoured.

  2. Our pleasure, Shelley. Little did we suspect what a fun journey we'd have on such a wild, blustery day. Love our "Refuge"!

  3. What a great adventure! Thanks for sharing it.

  4. Art and a good lunch would be a good antidote to winter weather. So nice to see your adventures.

  5. We rushed home after our Queen St adventure to attend Nancy's Tree Trimming party, Lisa. When we crawled into bed that night we agreed that it had been a perfect day - blizzard included!