I like the idea of having regular structured posts, mainly because it gives me a guaranteed theme for at least one post each week! So I am introducing Vintage Fridays, where each Friday I post about something cool and vintage.
This week’s post is about the Vintage Toronto Facebook Page. This page showcases beautiful photos of Toronto gone by. The photographs are very diverse, including buildings and street views, as well as historical moments. They have recently started a Flikr group, as well, to make the photographs searchable. Try not to get lost scrolling through all the historic photos!
I love living in Toronto: I love the history that’s all around us; I love the juxtaposition of century old buildings next to new condos. And it seems local photographer Harry Enchin shares this appreciation. In his series, “Toronto Transformed“, he seamlessly melds vintage photographs of Victorian Toronto from the City of Toronto archives with photographs he has taken on the same spot and with the same angle. The results are beautiful, creating a striking connection between our past and our present. My favourites are the ones that show the direct relationship between the two eras, like “Dundas & Ossington 1923/2011” which depicts a modern TTC streetcar approaching the 1920s workers building the streetcar line.
The exhibit is on display at Akasha Art Projects until October 26. I, for one, am going to try to make it out to see it.