On the last day of the year the streets in downtown Toronto were mostly bare. Perhaps the folks were nestled in catching extra sleep so that they will be wide awake when the bells ring in the new year.
The Canadian Post delivered the last letters hurrying to be done with the day. People rushed to get their last minute grocery shopping finished at the local grocery be it gourmet or Sobey's. Shopper's Drug Mart is open for those last prescriptions of the year.
The Beer Store and LCBO were both busy. A sign that parties will be wild tonight.
The walls of the buildings didn't clean up. The trash remained ready for collectors and Christmas Trees are filling the bins.
Christmas may be over but the Bay's windows still have holiday cheer. Music is playing both ancient and new.
The parks may be chilly but not to cold for a quick game of hockey. Nathan Phillips Square is bustling with skaters. Eaton Centre is full and Dundas Square is empty waiting for the crowds to appear later tonight.
It's the final look in daylight of 2010 in Toronto. The homeless nap on the street as shoppers walk on by. Rick Faulkner, a local street musician and his dog play for the last bankers before heading down to prepare for tonight's festivities.
It's the last time to walk the dog, see Lake Ontario, grab a hot dog for lunch before 2011 appears.
One last delivery by a bike courier. One last trip on the Gardiner. One last smoke before catching the bus. One last Red Bull.
A new decade is coming. It's almost breathing the first breaths. Goodbye 2010 let's hope for the best.