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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.

Carlu Entry 1953

Eaton’s College/Carlu Entry off Yonge Street 1953 vs 2018

Umbrella Edition - Signed and numbered series of 25.

Built on the southwest corner of College & Yonge Street, Eaton’s was constructed between 1928 and 1930. The unfortunate onset of the Great Depression caused the cancelation the 40 storey skyscraper in the original plans.

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Eaton’s College/Carlu Entry off Yonge Street 1953 vs 2018

Built on the southwest corner of College & Yonge Street, Eaton’s was constructed between 1928 and 1930. The unfortunate onset of the Great Depression caused the cancelation the 40 storey skyscraper in the original plans.

The Eaton’s Auditorium was opened to the public in 1931. Designed by French architect Jacque Carlu.

In 1977 Eaton’s moved it’s operations south to the new Eaton’s Centre. The location was then sold and renamed College Park. After delays the theatre was restored and renamed the Carlu in honor of it’s designer. It reopened in 2003.

This image is of the entrance decorated for the coronation of Queen Elizabeth II.

City of Toronto Archives, Fonds 492, Dorothea Skinner photographs of Toronto events and attractions, Item 26

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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