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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.

Coffin Block

Coffin Block, Front & Wellington Sts.  1873 vs 2018

Umbrella Edition - Signed and numbered series of 25.

The grid pattern of the town of York (Toronto) was adapted to the curvature of Lake Ontario. 

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Coffin Block, Front & Wellington Sts.  1873 vs 2018

The grid pattern of the town of York (Toronto) was adapted to the curvature of Lake Ontario. Thus creating the odd shape at the convergence of Church, Front and Wellington Streets. Originally known as the Coffin Block.

In the early 1890’s the property was purchased. This was to be the location of the new Gooderham and Worts Distillery headquarters. Completed in 1892, the design also inspired the Flatiron Building in New York City, built in 1902.

In 1975 the property was officially declared a Heritage site.

City of Toronto Archives, File 1244, Item 7335

Umbrella Edition - Signed and numbered series of 25. 

Customization available. Please inquire via email.

Coffin Block

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