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toronto, paint & decor, railroads – in miniature

September 24

Sometimes it’s quirky, how quirky yet related things surface at the same time. Such as … life in miniature.

While much of my livelihood depends on being on social media pretty much all day, I come across some interesting posts, and sometimes they relate.

Or it could be the psychology of prejudice that I’m paying more attention to the topics that interest me and / or are relevant to my clients’ business and their customers, and therefore I am  attuned to connections. Or it could just be a fun alignment.

Like this article from Toronto Life I saw posted on their Facebook page this afternoon, about an eccentric millionaire building a tiny version of Toronto:


Which was posted just minutes before one of my clients, CIL paint, launched this sweet, ‘mini’ ad on Facebook for a promotion at Home Depot Canada:

Which then reminded me of my own post a couple of years ago about the Model Railroad Club of Toronto‘s scale rail model that they were moving to their (yet to be opened) new location:

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Or maybe it’s just that my childhood fascination with miniatures hasn’t waned. 😉

14 Comments leave one →
  1. December 1 3:07 pm

    aww I love this!!!! It’s really nicely captured… I have been to the miniature world in Hamburg once; they basically reconstruct the world this way. Cool thing 🙂

    • December 2 11:58 am

      Thanks! I have yet to see the new set up in the new location. And I’ve not been to the miniature world in Hamburg. I’ll add it to the list. 😀

  2. March 14 10:43 pm

    I’m an American about to visit your country and I am so excited about that. This post and your one on the vintage book are lovely! (Even if we Americans usually get things wrong about our views of other countries). I’m excited to come and see it for myself. Love miniatures and these images are just fabulous!!

  3. Mary Jo Manzanares permalink
    May 17 9:47 pm

    I’m not sure why I’m so fascinated by miniatures. My dad built me a doll house when I was a kid, and that probably got me hooked.

  4. June 30 10:09 am

    I feel the same way, I have always been fascinated with miniatures but especially city models. I’m adding this to my list when I come and visit!

  5. July 25 8:52 am

    I wonder where the obsession with miniatures come from…

  6. cvkevents permalink
    September 22 8:55 pm

    Love! My son is obsessed with trains and with an upcoming trip to Toronto, this will certainly be on the list. Thanks so much for posting.

  7. November 9 1:31 am

    OMG i want a tiny version of my town. So cute!

  8. March 1 1:35 am

    I used to LOVE seeing this kind of stuff as a kid. It still fascinates me as an adult. So very cool!

  9. November 14 6:11 am

    This looks amazing. I was in May in Toronto but didn’t know about it. Bummer.

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