OMG! I stumbled upon an entertainment plaza made entirely out of shipping containers.
There’s shops for everything, small kiosks, restaurants and a beer hall+, park areas and more. The place has electricity and all the amenities.
There is art on everything! This project is still not finished.
Love this raccoon. Apparently, Toronto is the world’s Raccoon Capital!
Pics taken by Resa – September 2, 2019
The Artist is unknown at this time.
Heading out to look for street art! See y’all later!
65 thoughts on “Cutest Raccoon Ever”
That is so awesome! So so cool.
It is pretty great! So glad you got to see it, Watt!
Amazing work by this artist. This colorful mural is beautiful and although it is abstract there is no doubt this is a racoon. This is above a store? There appears to be an entrance below.
Yeah, it’s a store made out of shipping containers. It’s part of an entertainment shopping area made out of shipping containers…restaurants, shops, tavern, park area and more. It’s still in progress of being built, and it’s covered in street art!
Been to Niagara twice, yet I have never been to the Toronto side. Will have to make that trip one day. Perhaps, we can search for murals together. xoxo
Perhaps!!! ❦❦ Do you ever miss New York City?
Sometimes, but not so much. I’ll take palm trees and beaches any tme.
You must enjoy heat! I’m only good up to 75 degrees. However… up to 85 at oceanside.
So happy you are back, lonely!
No, not really. But I would stay cool in water or the shade most of the day. I can’t live without air conditioning.
Happy to be back. Are you posting tonight?
Not tonight! I did the one this morning. Although, I snapped some fab art today, it was insane out in Toronto this afternoon. I should have known better. There was a Blue Jays game, A U of T students – to – be promo fair that attracted … it seemed like thousands, a Free Hong Kong demonstration… at least 1,000 strong and whatever else. I just ned to eat, drink some wine and catch up blogging! ❦❦
Are you posting tonight?
Yeah, I commenbted on the racoon. I was hoping there would be a gown. a man can wish can’t he?
Sounds like it was wild. Be careful whe . you are out there.
Yes, a poem will post tonight, at 10:30 PM. I will even give you the title.
“the theory of you and me.”
Eat and enjoy some wine. I am going out with a friend I haven’t seen in a while. We will probably go to a sports bar and watch whatever game is on.
That all sounds cool! A sports bar? are you in Miami?
Yeah… it was wild out there! Where does all this humanity come from. The planet is over crowded. I’ll stop here, about that!
Yes, please dream about gowns, dear Lonely! The new Art Gown is coming along! It will still be at least a month in the making. I’m thinking even 2 months.
I sew them together by hand. Not many appreciate that, or even understand what that entails. However, it’s all part of the integrity behind the AG’s.
A productive part of today is that I picked up a silver/ grey dupioni silk dress from a friend of mine. I had originally made it for Vanessa Williams in a film I designed the costumes for.
Anyway, I’m going to chop it up to make certain bits for the new Art Gown (based on the Tango)
Still in the Dominican Republic. Will be here until early November.
You made a gown for Vanessa Williams. You are intriguing. Tell me more.
On the Tango? Oh, when will it be ready?
Mmm… hard to say. 6 weeks more? I make them 100% by hand… no machine sewing, so that takes a lot of time. Plus, I sort of make it up, as I go along. I have an idea, and a general direction.
Not everything works, so I have to try something else. It’s like writing a poem, or painting a canvas.
Anyway, I’d guess I’m 1/8th of the way into the tunnel…no light ahead, no light behind.
I might have answered this twice. Pardon!
It’s such a pretty raccoon! 😀
That is a beautiful, colorful and super cute raccoon. We have a shipping container mall, but there were no murals on it last time I drove by, which has been a long time.
Well, I hope there’s art on them now. It seems kind of drab without the art.
I’ll have to try and get by and see. I’ve never stopped or been inside any of the shops.
This proves there is nothing that cannot be made beautiful. Wonderful find Resa xo. Have fun out there.
I did have fun, TY, Holly!
Yet, it was mayhem. I went into an area just before a Blue Jays game started, there was a U of T …. thingmabobber for THOUSANDS of potential students, and a “Free Hong Kong” march, with at least 1,000 marchers and more goings on!
Nonetheless,I did get some fab shots of a very cool mural, a silver/grey dress made of dupioni silk (met my gf and she returned it to me, it might be part of the tango dress)) and a spool of dark burgundy thread. I ran out of that colour, and need it to continue on the Art Gown.
All in all, exhausting, yet, productive! xo
A mad house. Great job though. Glad you made it out, maybe with some great Tango dress goods! xo
Yes, absolutely! xo
I was just seeing the Hong Kong protest on the news. That’s scary!! Glad you are safe xo
Gorgeous raccoon and great idea for a shopping space. Beautiful artwork.
It is quite a fab place, and covered in art. I find it interesting that I live in the Raccoon Capitol of the world. LOL!!
Ah…. gorgeous racoon!!!!! So colorful! This racoon could be a startuper! …don’t ask, I’ve been designing this years’ Startup Forum and everything looks like that!!!! It’s the fragmented image… 😉 xoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxo
Ahh, I like the fragmented image! Whatever you paint is always fabulous! I so adore your art!
Seems like you just finished the last Startup Forum!
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Ahhhhhh…… you are so sweet!!!!!! Likewise, my sweet friend!!!! and yes, it was just one year ago!!!!! 😉 xoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxo from Hera too xoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxo
The racoon is really neat. I like the blend of colors, really stands out against the dark backdrop. That is really cool what they are doing with the shipping containers too. 🙂
IKR! There’s almost as many shipping containers, as people in this world. Good tosee good come of it all! 😀
That is a world-class racoon. I am most impressed with this vision of racoon-based excellence.
Is it raccoon or racoon? I’m getting mixed feedback from my research.
Both… either… neither… I usually use raccoon. I think that is the more correct spelling. Changed my title …Raccoon.
Neithereither? That’s a new word for uncertainty, I think.
Yes, that’s an imperative here, in Toronto. We are, after all, the Raccoon Capital of the World!
(sounds a bit like a Queen song!?)
No… “We Are the Raccoonions!”
I just want a band called Raccoon now. And a competing one called Racoon.
A rainbow racoon! How wonderful!
Agree! I was elated to find it!
You are so right – art is everywhere. I love when you said “heading out to look for street art….” I feel your energy in every photo you take!
TY, Rebecca, and I found a beauty and an oddball yesterday. A day’s art collecting, done!
What an interesting concept for an entertainment area. On a smaller scale, there is a restaurant/pub out of shipping containers where we winter … but this on is much larger scale … and who knows what art will appear here in the future. Cheers to the racoon … good find, Resa!
Cheers to the Raccoon! LOL! 🍷
He is colourful and adorable, and a favourite furry sight of mine! Thank you very much for sharing this!
You are so welcome, Oloriel! Nice to see you!
Beautiful raccoon. The colors are well blended. Love this one very much. 🙂
It is a gorgeous raccoon!
They are such adorable animals. Too bad they chew up wiring and insulation and are the #1 carriers of rabies. 😀
Raccoons are adorable and yes, they make a mess and carry rabies.
However, there’s one awesome raccoon who is super adorable. And that is Rocket Raccoon from Guardians of the galaxy movies. 🙂
Do you like rocket?
Don’t know this creature very well. VERY CUTE!! I adore Rocky from Rocky and Bullwinkle. Now that’s entertaining!
Guardians Of The Galaxy 1 – Rocket Best Moments
You’ll love this clips. 🙂
Love raccoons. (Though they’re terrible scavengers) Come to think of it there are raccoons on one photo I just posted. A young woman dressed with baguettes. I’m pretty sure my daughter took it in Toronto. You may have seen it.
Yes! It’s a funny shot. I like it a lot. Toronto, the Raccoon Capitol of the World!!!
Better than nothing……
Haha! Never been to Toronto – yet – but I’m sure it has a lot to offer. 🙂 (Civilization to begin with)
(I actually remember a recent raccoon post of yours)
Fantastic mural! Love the fact that it’s painted on shipping containers. Wonderful!