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Old 10-07-2009, 10:42 AM   #1
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Default Toronto is now on GOOGLE Street view !

http://maps.google.com/maps?f=q&sour...,0.090895&z=14

enjoy the city!
lol

type in the search: Massey Hall, Toronto. and then stroll by The House Of Gord..
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Old 10-07-2009, 11:19 PM   #2
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Just guessing Char,
But I presume places and of course the less reputable people who inhabit them that might make Toronto look bad are photoshopped out ...like say your place.....
whoops.. the devil has a lot to answer for ...he.... (actually more likely "she") made me type that !!!
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Old 10-08-2009, 07:54 PM   #3
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This is from Google maps !

The ink in my printer is low I printed these, but seem to remember there is another way of doing it.

Works really good Char, they were also filming in Moncton this summer. And tonight they showed Halifax on the CTV evening news.

Boy Toronto is a good looking city, I viewed the CN Tower, & Rogers Centre. Also it was as if I was standing in front of Massey Hall ! AMAZING !!!
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Old 10-08-2009, 11:26 PM   #4
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they didn't get my place...ha!
I live east of Toronto..no Googlers here..just us devils.
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Old 10-09-2009, 02:29 PM   #5
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Check again Char, I was in your neighborhood just before noon !
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Old 10-09-2009, 03:42 PM   #6
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oh oh..I see my house now! lol Pic was taken when lilacs were in bloom this spring..
GOOGLE has the wrong number tho..
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Old 10-09-2009, 06:05 PM   #7
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Yes those numbers are not right on every place you look for. I hope they will correct that soon.

This afternoon I travelled a lot in The Bridle Path, (WOW) is that place of Toronto ever nice. Then to Kitchener where I saw some of my relatives places.

I check out Yuri's neighbourhood, very beautiful, and again the numbers were not making sense. In Montreal I did see Lisa's street, my niece which I am her Godfather, the poor girl... lol !

For some reason couldn't get anything here in Moncton, but they were here this summer w/ the google mobile...

Maybe should try out "The Mud Holes of Moncton", like the late great Barbara Frum once refered to the City of Moncton... lol ! She was great, I liked her a lot... Bless her soul.

But in Ontario, everything is so neat, I think I had your street Char, may be another person, but it is a lovely neighborhood that I saw.

Tonight Westmount in Montreal, which is like Toronto's Rosedale.

Also the Bell Centre & other places.

This is kind of fun right now, really Amazing !

It looks so live, that last night in front of The House Of Gord, I almost got hit by a car...
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Old 10-09-2009, 06:12 PM   #8
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One of Google street view car !


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Old 10-09-2009, 06:18 PM   #9
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This is what provides the magic !


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Old 10-10-2009, 01:38 AM   #10
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I just checked my old haunt back in the 90s. The apt building I lived in shows up clear as can be.
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Old 10-10-2009, 07:51 AM   #11
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It is great technology eh, DJ in MJ !
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Old 10-10-2009, 09:32 PM   #12
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I'd say it's both good and bad, Jesse. It all depends on how well it's used, and whether or not it's abused. But I'm a techno freak so I do admit it's pretty cool.
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Old 10-10-2009, 10:41 PM   #13
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I was hoping that Canada would soon be covered by the remarkable Google Streetview system
for a long time now I have been able to look at our New Jersey house and only last weekend I made some pix for an old UK friend now retired in La Jolla (San Diego)
I have also "visited" my old university building which just so happens to be on Prince Consort Road and pretty well opposite the Royal Albert Hall in London where I saw Gord in 1972 and 1981

I found that they have changed the link method for accessing any available streetviews:
there used to be a simple drop down notification under the view menu.
Now it is on a drop down list from the main menu under "more"


but I don't know how you lot were able to see any Toronto views because as far as I can see neither of those two menu arrangements just ain't there.
It is however there and functional for addresses in Montreal so I was able to snap the first avenue I lived on when I arrived in April 1964
alhough the buldings around have changed in 45 years!!
The one time Morgans' (later the Bay) store in the nearby shopping centre where I bought my first (United Artists) Lightfoot LPs has gone and is replaced by a supermatrket
I also found both of the last two apartment blocks I lived in.I then thought I would see what happenned to the site of the New Penelope coffeehouse where I first saw Gord live in 1967
the address on the poster is 378 Sherbrooke Street West
which Google located at the junction of Sherbrooke and Bleury
the best estimate I can make is that the building behind the streetsign might be where the place was

trying to find more about the New Penelope
I then googled for the address and found three items of interest
I was delighted to find a 2005 Globe and Mail article by Gary Eisenkraft's sister., that mentions Gordon:-
http://www.theglobeandmail.com/news/national/article873339.ece

It was Gary who founded the New Penelope in 1963 and closed it in 1968
I also refound an old corfid thread at:-
http://www.corfid.com/vbb/showthread.php?t=15200

subject
"Lightfoot presents award to GUESS WHO - fe.b8-05"
and there is the interesting albeit lengthy and duplication ridden old thread subject
"My Lightfoot Connection" at:-
http://www.corfid.com/vbb/showthread.php?t=12816

which I for one really enjoyed rereading so I will be bringing it back to the top
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Old 10-11-2009, 12:27 AM   #14
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There we were being so busy considering Toronto and Montreal that that the other major Ontarian city indeed Canada's capital was being overlooked yes Ottawa too has streetviews now
I tested it by checking on the Folk Music Walk Of Fame where Mr Jones so memorably posed in front of Gord's Mural a while ago sure enough having ascertained that it was on a building at the junction of Bank and Sunnyside I was able to home in on the mural

Sadly the Google camera has presumably yet to venture north to Orillia so no Opera House streetviews yet (actually not even a "satelite" view just a plain jane map)
As you might have noticed I greatly enjoy making screenshots
I noted that Char, if I am not mistaken had had to resort to printing a view from the webpage then presumably scanning her print.
It is for people like her who might like to make their own screenshots that I have at very long last completed and uploaded a fully illustrated tutorial on the subject.
Perhaps a few of you (Char especially) could take a look at it and tell me if you can understand it and in particular Char the vocabulary that I was obliged to use and better still make and display a few screenshots yourself
(all my streetview pix were made using the freeware Gadwin Printscreen as described in my tutorial at):-
http://www.johnfowles.org.uk/Tutoria...s_tutorial.htm
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Old 10-11-2009, 05:43 AM   #15
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For stalkers and real estate buffs and investors this is a great tool. Since they only show the best angles in real esate ads or listings by using Google maps with street view you can often see if that "perfect house" is right next door to a hog farm or crack house. That saves you a drive out to look at it. But be aware that once they take the pictures it will be a long time before they update them. So if the house next door burns to the ground it will be seen with steet view for quite some time after the fire.

But it is a great piece of tech, no?

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Old 10-11-2009, 08:11 AM   #16
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It is indeed Bill, but very true what you and DJ in MJ are saying about, it all depends on how well it's used.
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Old 10-11-2009, 08:12 AM   #17
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Great pics John, I have to find the way on how you are able to post them like that.
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Old 10-11-2009, 01:20 PM   #18
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Ron and The Wall in Ottawa
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Great pics John, I have to find the way on how you are able to post them like that.
I simply do not understand your problem mon ami
you make a screenshot as per my fantabulous tutorial at:-
http://www.johnfowles.org.uk/Tutoria...s_tutorial.htm

Then tres simplement save it as a jpeg on your computer's hard drive then upload it to a free website in the time honoUred tradition , either a free picture site like http://www.imageshack.us
or photobucket or your own Internet Service Provider provided free web space or open a new free website at for example http://www.fileave.com.
the choice is yours!
Either way you will obtain an address (URL) of the uploaded picture
which you can then use to display on corfid easy peasy

OK I have already displayed Google maps' screenshots showing where I first saw Gord in Montreal in 1967 plus an evocatve picture of London's Royal Albert Hall (1972 and 1981) so to complete the picture so to speak here is the venue for three more concerts I saw in 1968 and 1969


And here is the lovely old Tarrytown NY Music Hall where I saw Gord for the 62nd time last June 28

No streetview yet of that suberb of New York City.Google either forgot or were too busy up in Canadia!??
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TWO CN Towers!
http://cnews.canoe.ca/CNEWS/Canada/2...71776-sun.html
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Hey, that's not right !

I tried it and there they were !
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That's a hoot but I failed to get it to show up in streetview
Equally amusing would have been to see
"a man giving the finger to the camera while he's sitting on a park bench at College and Shaw Sts"
OK I had found a streetview link for that but failed to find the offending finger perhaps google have already airbrushed him out? Nor again could I see anything like a streetview of Massey Hall,Nor the Delta Chelsea or the Elephant and Castle, both on Gerard and Yonge Streets
More worringly I tried to snap McVeighs Irish Pub at 124 Church Street but although I could get numbers 122 and 126/128 there was no sign of McVeighs! only a car park at 128 (roughly where 124 should have been) (I do remember that parking lot from May 2008)
Has McVeighs been demolished or what??
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head north up church - it's right there on the corner like it's always been...marked as 142 church..lol
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head north up church - it's right there on the corner like it's always been...marked as 142 church..lol
Right!!
Well that's a relief it appears to be due to some sort of cyber-anarchic typo.
I had originally tried google maps for 124 Church Street the address that appears in a web search and as I showed I drew a blank
I did rather better by searching for Richmond and Church and snapped this
albeit allegedly 142 not 124!!
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Phew
I eventually found Massey on Shuter Street but searching for Shuter street whilst producing a streetview out in the boondocks I did with some difficulty get back West to the Massey area ,.A quicker way was ro go to the MH admin address at 178 Victoria Street then walking past the familiar stage door to turn left into Shuter Street being careful to avoid the concrete mixers and odd stray cyclists!:-

So it looks like Google have failed to adequately provide streetview links .I will try again by moving up Yonge to snap the Delta Chelsea and Elephant and Castle and go further North to find the building housing the EMP offices
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