Bay & Wellesley

Bay & Wellesley
View towards buildings at Wellesley Street West and Bay Street.

As you go north up Bay Street at Wellesley, the office, hotel and condominium buildings get higher and higher along a relatively boring streetscape. The south-east corner was originally intended for a new, lavish opera house. But it was just too expensive for the government, and the project was shelved. Now, new condominium towers are rising on the site. (A new, more modest opera house is now being built, across the street from Osgoode Hall.)

St. Basils Church
A priest walks towards the Church of St. Basil.

St. Michael's College is the eastern-most part of the University of Toronto campus. It is a pleasant oasis within the chaos of the city.

St. Joseph Street
An 1890's house beside an art deco apartment building on St. Joseph Street.

Marshall McLuhan Way
A section of St. Joseph Street was recently named after one of Toronto's most famous scholars.

Bay & Wellesley
A fire truck rushes up Bay Street.