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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.

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International Order of Foresters

International Order of Foresters

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Looking south from Old City Hall     circa 1920 vs 2019

Umbrella Edition - Signed and numbered series of 25. 

The Temple Building was Toronto’s first skyscraper. Built in 1895, it sat on the northwest corner of Bay and Richmond streets. 

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Looking south from Old City Hall     circa 1920 vs 2019

The Temple Building was Toronto’s first skyscraper. Built in 1895, it sat on the northwest corner of Bay and Richmond streets. This was the beginning of the transformation of the district to office spaces.

Built with a cast iron frame, George W Gouinlock’s design also included thick brick and stone walls. Thickness of the walls at the base were 4’3”.

The 1960’s saw a boom that kept growing through to the 1970’s. With this came increasing demand for more office space and the IOF Building was seen as a relic. Due to it’s prime location and high assessment rate it was economically impractical to preserve. It’s fate was doomed. June 1970 saw the last of it’s tenants leave and demolition begin, lasting six months.

One cannot discuss this building without acknowledging the impact of Oronhyatekha, the Supreme Chief Ranger of the IOF . Born in 1841 near Brantford, Ontario in a Six Nations Reserve he became the turning point for the organization.

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City of Toronto Archives, Fonds 1244, Item 0515

Umbrella Edition - Signed and numbered series of 25. 

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