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The two buildings where I lived for years 0-16. The neighbourhood around Don Mills has changed tremendously, although I've hidden it here – it's still a bit too hard to adjust to. But the buildings are very much the same. For now. The top two photos, of the little four-level, is soon to be an historic record. It's facing redevelopment, which will put a thousand more units into the space that the buildings and their courtyard currently take up.

I grew up in apartments, and have lived in a condo for the past fifteen years. That's already most of my life. And between those times I've lived in the ground floor of a house that had been split into rental units, owned a semi-detached and then a townhouse, and split a year between a walk-up apartment and a loft.

I've probably lived my whole life no more than a half-dozen metres from a stranger.

This is part of why, back when I was using digital cameras and pandemic countermeasures weren't a part of daily life, I'd enjoy going out to the Leslie Street Spit or the Islands overnight. It was the farthest I'd ever be from other people.


There's always a summer lull for me from the end of June through July, as some personally important dates line up for a few weeks. This summer it looks like that will be extended, as I do some non-photographic things that might eventually have photographic results.

Or they may not.

It does mean that updates here will be less frequent than even my reduced 2022 pace would suggest. I'll write what I can as time goes on.