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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.

Spadina & Queen 1924

Looking North on Spadina Ave at Queen St West  ca. 1924 vs 2018

Umbrella Edition - Signed and numbered series of 25.

William Warren Baldwin was a lawyer and doctor who also designed Osgoode Hall. He was behind the creation of Spadina Avenue

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Looking North on Spadina Ave at Queen St West  ca. 1924 vs 2018

William Warren Baldwin was a lawyer and doctor who also designed Osgoode Hall. He was behind the creation of Spadina Avenue. He built his home on a country estate located north of Davenport Ave, the original Spadina House. In order to have a better view of the lake he had an avenue built running south thereby creating Spadina Avenue. The intersection with Queen St west was created in the 1820’s.

Another lesser known fact, there were public washrooms located underground at this intersection. The stairway was located in the middle of the roadway on an island, now occupied by the southbound streetcar platform.

City of Toronto Archives, Fonds 1244, Item 1157

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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