User talk:SimonP

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FYI - I put some of your photos into categories - easy to do - look at your Toronto church pics to see how - look under the edit and look for 'category' - User:Themedpark

Tip: Categorizing images[edit]

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Hello, SimonP!

Tip: Add categories to your images

Thanks a lot for contributing to the Wikimedia Commons! Here's a tip to make your uploads more useful: Why not add some categories to describe them? This will help more people to find and use them.

Here's how:

1) If you're using the UploadWizard, you can add categories to each file when you describe it. Just click "more options" for the file and add the categories which make sense:


2) You can also pick the file from your list of uploads, edit the file description page, and manually add the category code at the end of the page.

[[Category:Category name]]

For example, if you are uploading a diagram showing the orbits of comets, you add the following code:

[[Category:Astronomical diagrams]]

This will make the diagram show up in the categories "Astronomical diagrams" and "Comets".

When picking categories, try to choose a specific category ("Astronomical diagrams") over a generic one ("Illustrations"). Pro-tip: The CommonSense tool can help you find the best category for your image.

Thanks again for your uploads! More information about categorization can be found in Commons:Categories, and don't hesitate to leave a note on the help desk.

BotMultichillT 06:20, 16 March 2009 (UTC)

Robertson's Landmarks of Toronto[edit]

Hi, Simon. Since you have been uploaded images from Robertson's, I thought I would let you know that there is a template, {{Robertsons}}, that automatically places images in the Category:Robertson's Landmarks of Toronto. Hope that helps. --skeezix1000 (talk) 18:11, 30 March 2009 (UTC)

Thanks, I'll go through and tag them. - SimonP (talk) 19:23, 30 March 2009 (UTC)

File:St Lawrence Hall123.jpg[edit]

You may know this already, but your image was used on page 72 of Toronto: An Illustrated History of its First 12,000 Years, and you were credited in the illustration credits (p. 72). I added the {{published}} tag to the image talk page. --skeezix1000 (talk) 17:04, 11 May 2009 (UTC)

I had no idea. It's great that they liked the picture enough to include it. Thanks for letting me know. - SimonP (talk) 17:35, 11 May 2009 (UTC)

Toronto neighbourhood maps[edit]

The neighbourhood maps you have been doing are fantastic -- so much better than the previous locator maps. I do question the validity of this one though -- there is more than one definition of Greektown (usually described as either the commercial strip along the Danforth, or an overlay over neighbourhoods on both sides of the Danforth). Living in the area, I've never ever heard it refer solely to some residential areas on one side of the street, though. --skeezix1000 (talk) 13:32, 22 May 2009 (UTC)

It just goes to show you, as you know, that the Star and City mapping needs to be taken with a grain of salt. That area south of East York, north of Danforth, east of Playter Estates and west of Pape (or Donlands, depending on who you are talking to) doesn't really have a name. I've heard everything from Riverdale North, Greektown, Danforth Village -- none of which are really accurate. The Star just gave up and created a ridiculous "neighbourhood" extending all the way past Main Stret called "The Danforth" (sure, it's the Danforth, but so is Playter Estates -- i.e. the overlap issue). I'm not sure what I would do. You've taken on a challenging task. --skeezix1000 (talk) 14:16, 22 May 2009 (UTC)

UofT buildings[edit]

I don't think that Category:University of Toronto buildings needs to be categorized in the main Toronto buildings and structures cat, due to COM:OVERCAT. Category:Universities and colleges in Toronto is already a subcat of the main buildings and structures cat. --skeezix1000 (talk) 17:09, 31 August 2009 (UTC)

I agree that we probably didn't need a UofT buildings cat. There are very few subcats or images in the main UofT that don't pertain to buildings. --skeezix1000 (talk) 18:05, 31 August 2009 (UTC)
I know this has been resolved a while ago but I just want to leave a comment for the record: The Category:University of Toronto buildings was made necessary in the first place because many new subcategories, some with just two pics, were being created for individual buildings of University of Toronto (I didn't create those subcats, others did). Thus Category:University of Toronto buildings needs to be kept to prevent those subcats of buildings from overwhelming the parent category (in addition to the logical reason that institution and buildings are different things). Many university cats such as Category:Cornell University are organized with similar university building categories for the same reason. It seems that COM:OVERCAT has already been fixed now by removing Category:University of Toronto buildings from Category:Buildings and structures in Toronto, so no further action is required. (If desired, this topic can be copied over to Category talk:University of Toronto buildings) Jphillips23 (talk) 05:32, 21 September 2009 (UTC)


If you still have the flickrmail of the flickr owner giving permission for the use of this image on your flickr account, please E-mail it to "permissions-commons" and include a web link to the original flickr picture (or your original flickrmail to Tyler Greelneaf whicxh refers to the flickrmail) It would be nice if you could also include a link to the image on Commons here. Since you did not send the permissionn E-mail to "permissions-commons", no Admin saved the permission and anyone could nominate this image file for deletion since it does not have an OTRS permission ticket like this photo here: [1] Regards, --Leoboudv (talk) 21:34, 23 January 2010 (UTC)

  • Try including a screen shot of the message giving permission for the use of that image, add a link for the exact Commons image here where it applies to and send it to: permissions-commons as I noted. I am not an Admin (just a trusted user who marks flickr & panoramios/ipernity images) but I know that some images have had their permission messages archived or OTRS'ed this way via a screenshot. I had one image OTRS'ed this way. Its surely worth a try. And if you do something wrong, an Admin who deals with OTRS issues will tell you what else to do. If there is no problem, you will get a thank you E-mail and an OTRS permission ticket added to that image. Good luck, --Leoboudv (talk) 22:57, 23 January 2010 (UTC)

File:Enoch Turner School.jpg[edit]

You got this one wrongly located. It is the Little Trinity Rectory, built in 1854 by Cumberland and Storm Architects on King Street East, just west of Little Trinity Church. I have changed the description and category but it needs to be renamed. Secondarywaltz (talk)

Great minds think alike[edit]

It appears that we both saw a need to get some shots on the Commons of the same thing this weekend. You, at least, caught it while it was sunny. --Skeezix1000 (talk) 15:30, 7 March 2010 (UTC)

Try and sort this out...[edit]

Hi. According to, File:Moffat, Murray and Company.JPG is actually the John Crawford Block, while File:John Crawford Block.JPG is the John Hagerty Building (left) and William Cawthra Building (right). Meanwhile, Moffat, Murray and Company is next door to these buildings. tobuilt could be wrong. I just wanted to make sure they were properly described in the image descriptions, so if you have further information, that would be great. --Skeezix1000 (talk) 19:59, 1 October 2010 (UTC)

Sorry, just got this now. I may very well be wrong here. I was just looking at the addresses in the oldest buildings list. - SimonP (talk) 12:37, 29 October 2010 (UTC)


Commons-emblem-issue.svg File:Toronto_map.png has been listed at Commons:Deletion requests so that the community can discuss whether it should be kept or not. We would appreciate it if you could go to voice your opinion about this at its entry.

If you created this file, please note that the fact that it has been proposed for deletion does not necessarily mean that we do not value your kind contribution. It simply means that one person believes that there is some specific problem with it, such as a copyright issue.
Please remember to respond to and – if appropriate – contradict the arguments supporting deletion. Arguments which focus on the nominator will not affect the result of the nomination. Thank you!

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Powers (talk) 14:48, 5 December 2010 (UTC)

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