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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.

Bloor & Yonge Intersection

Looking south on Yonge St at Bloor St    June 12, 1924 Vs 2019

Umbrella Edition - Signed and numbered series of 25. 24 of 25 available.

The intersection of Bloor and Yonge streets was the location to test the first set of traffic lights in Toronto in 1925. Prior to traffic lights police officers would stand at the centre of major downtown intersections. 

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Looking south on Yonge St at Bloor St     June 12, 1924 Vs 2019

The intersection of Bloor and Yonge streets was the location to test the first set of traffic lights in Toronto in 1925. Prior to traffic lights police officers would stand at the centre of major downtown intersections. They would be furnished with a sign affixed to a post which would be rotated to indicate the flow of traffic. At times perilous due to the officer’s proximity to streetcars and vehicles.

City of Toronto Archives, Fonds 1231, File 1231, Item 2020

Umbrella Edition - Signed and numbered series of 25. 

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Vintage images from the Toronto Archives are merged with modern day images. White halos denote open sky where new structures overtake the skyline. Torn edges represent the split revealing a part of the past in our present.

The start of a series that will explore the vibrant neighborhoods around the city.

Bloor & Yonge Intersection

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