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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.

The Market Block

Northeast corner of Front & Jarvis Streets  (1885-1895) vs 2020

Umbrella Edition - Signed and numbered series of 25. 

In 1803 it was officially proclaimed by Lt Governor Peter Hunter to be known as the Market Block. Bound by King St to the north, Front St to the south, Church St to the west and Jarvis to the east.

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Northeast corner of Front & Jarvis Streets  (1885-1895) vs 2020

In 1803 it was officially proclaimed by Lt Governor Peter Hunter to be known as the Market Block. Bound by King St to the north, Front St to the south, Church St to the west and Jarvis to the east.

The original wooden market building faced onto King St.. In 1831 a brick structure replaced it stretching from King to Front St.. Later destroyed by the Great Fire of 1849. By 1851 a new North market building was erected on the northwest corner of Front and Jarvis streets. This building stood until 1904 when it was replaced by a building to match the architectural style of the newer south building.

City of Toronto Archives, Fonds 1478, Item 0021

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.

The Market Block

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