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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.

Campbell House

Sir William Campbell House move at Queen St W & University Ave   March 31, 1972 vs 2017

Umbrella Edition - Signed and numbered series of 25.

Campbell House was originally built in 1822 by Sir William Campbell. It was located on Duke St

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Sir William Campbell House move at Queen St W & University Ave   March 31, 1972 vs 2017

Campbell House was originally built in 1822 by Sir William Campbell. It was located on Duke St (no longer exists) in the area of Adelaide and Frederick Sts. It is one of the oldest surviving houses from the original Town of York, also

Through the 1800s and 1900s the house was used as a residence. With the turn of the 20th century the property switched to business use.

In the early 70’s, Coutts-Hallmark Greeting Cards owned the property. With plans to expand they offered the house up to anyone who would remove it. Luckily the Advocate’s Society came forward and the house was moved to it’s current location.

City of Toronto Archives, Fonds 0124, File 0002, Item 0148

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.

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