Present Past is a dynamic approach to a rephotographic survey.
The City of Toronto has gone through many changes over the years. Certain buildings have stood the test of time and are dwarfed by the towers that surround them. Others have disappeared altogether. This series includes both to show the ever-changing face of the City of Toronto.
Vintage images from the Toronto Archives are merged with modern day images.
South side of Queen St West at Simcoe St 1931 vs 2018
The Canadian Bank of Commerce Building was completed in 1930. The Harris Hotel had been demolished to make way. At the time architecture was utilized to convey a certain image, to instill confidence and safety. Considering the Wall Street crash had occurred only a year before, the perception was key.
City of Toronto Archives, QueenSimcoeSW, Series 0372, Subseries 0003, Item 1233
Umbrella Edition - Signed and numbered series of 25.
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