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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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Woolworth's on Queen

Woolworth's on Queen

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Looking west along Queen St at Yonge St  1939 vs 2018

Umbrella Edition - Signed and numbered series of 25.

In 1895, the Philip Jamieson Clothing Company was the original tenant

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Looking west along Queen St at Yonge St  1939 vs 2018

In 1895, the Philip Jamieson Clothing Company was the original tenant. Years later in 1910, S.H. Knox & Company toy store took over . Only to be taken over by Woolworth’s in 1913.

In following years different businesses occupied this building including Tower Records, RBC, a gym and a clothing store. The building is now under a restoration which will see the metal cladding removed and an addition of an atrium.

City of Toronto Archives, Fonds 1244, Item 1181

Umbrella Edition - Signed and numbered series of 25.

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