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A love letter to Toronto in 10,000+ images

Posted by Derek Flack / October 19, 2011

Toronto TimelapseDoes Toronto ever look better than when it's presented in timelapse sequences? Maybe I need to get out more, sure — but tributes like the one below tend to draw into question the idea that this city is anything less than beautiful. The latest in a series of high quality timepases comes courtesy of Ryan Emond, whose previous video Day to Night got some well deserved attention earlier this year. It features some stunning neighbourhood and rooftop sequences, reminds us that the SkyDome (yup, SkyDome) is still pretty cool, and just looks slick overall.

Here's some pre-Halloween eye-candy. Enjoy!

Toronto Tempo from Ryan Emond on Vimeo.



v / October 19, 2011 at 04:30 pm
Syncros / October 19, 2011 at 04:32 pm
I think I just had an eyegasm.
Liz / October 19, 2011 at 04:34 pm
Darryl / October 19, 2011 at 04:40 pm
That was stunning. I got teary eyed.
Arnie / October 19, 2011 at 05:14 pm
Feel like im in the Running Man when in those tunnels.
McRib / October 19, 2011 at 05:21 pm
what, no shots of Rexdale?

(great video)
Stephen Baldwin / October 19, 2011 at 05:43 pm
This is brilliant man.
anon / October 19, 2011 at 06:21 pm
Song is a remix to Imogen Heap's "just for now" but I can't find it anywhere.... can anyone help me out?
JOE / October 19, 2011 at 07:12 pm
Great shots of consumerism..
SEAN / October 19, 2011 at 07:40 pm
SEAN / October 19, 2011 at 07:41 pm
Steph / October 19, 2011 at 08:53 pm
So cool! Love this
Igor replying to a comment from anon / October 19, 2011 at 10:49 pm
The song samples Imogen Heap, but is called "I'm God," and is by Clams Casino.;feature=related

Keith / October 19, 2011 at 10:56 pm
Inspirational - great work Ryan.
d.c.k. / October 19, 2011 at 11:13 pm
VERY well done! Respect.
Amy Gehrig / October 20, 2011 at 12:44 am
This vid is amazing... Inspiring... Hypnotic... Great job. I can't wait to see more! I just wish that I could download the song, iTunes does not have it. Clams casino also amazing.
Tiv / October 22, 2011 at 12:06 am
I moved to San Diego 5 years ago and watching this video has made me want to move back! Incredible!
bunny / October 22, 2011 at 12:38 pm
Hey great vid! whats the name of the song?
Salt / October 22, 2011 at 02:49 pm
Really tight work! Excellent job coordinating the skydome movement shot with the sound!
Gabriel / October 23, 2011 at 12:37 am
The intro to this film is copycat from this footage In fact, many of these shots have already appeared in other timelapse videos that are much more artistic and superior to this. This film is not very original and Ryan should consider doing more unique shots of his own.
Dan / October 23, 2011 at 03:17 am
@Gabriel: watch the series, starting with the first one:
Andrew / October 25, 2011 at 01:02 pm
This guy's stuff is awesome. Great job!
Richard / January 29, 2014 at 10:10 am
Well banks don’t actuadally creadate money, just prmisoes to pay money. These prmisoes are marked up in banks books (deposit liaadbiladiadties), alongadside prmisoes to pay money back to the banks (loan assets). When it comes time to make good of these prmisoes, such as deposit withaddrawal or transadfer of funds to other banks, actual money is used, often called monadeadtary base or high powadered money. That comes from the government.Inside the banks books, there are just bookadkeepading entries of prmisoes. Actual money comes from the govadernadment, the sole issuer ofa0money. Wealth wise, makading of prmisoes nets to zero, but we actuadally use bank liaadbiladiadties like money itself. Any amount of money (from the govadernadment) would cause ceradtain amount of transadacadtions in the econadomy, and bank liaadbiladiadties beheave in samea0way.And if lendading causes asset prices to rise, maybe change in finanadcial wealth nets to zero, but risading prices of real assets ceradtainly wont? Bookadkeepading value of housading for examadple raises in a house price bubble.Another point to wonadder is that limadited liaadbiladity comadpaadnies can take on debt that no indiadvidadual peradson has to count as part of his own liaadbiladiadties, so household’s net worth can raise while comadpaadnies net worth goes down by same amount.
James / September 8, 2014 at 03:24 pm
Wonderful visual tribute to our city.
Rickshaw Mike / September 12, 2014 at 10:54 pm
A wonderful reminder of home. Kinda like the old night drive on acid.
Duckers / September 13, 2014 at 12:49 am
Some really great cityscape shots and very well put together. I feel like it's missing the culture of the city tho.
Duckers / September 13, 2014 at 12:55 am
This other vid on their site captures the vibe a little better
shan / September 13, 2014 at 12:59 pm
This is true beauty no doubt of a illusion, I love it!
Yet we are the occupiers of the matrix that feed poverty and war thats what I see.
I think retreat and run for the hills.

Great work one of the best pieces of art
Nauseating / September 14, 2014 at 12:02 am
Ugh here we go again! The OCD factor comes out again about Toronto the amazing city; on how we're soo amazing; yayy Toronto! So nauseating. Where's all the construction shots that continue to plague this town?! Toronto is such a joke!
Jose / September 15, 2014 at 07:57 pm
This is amazing! I cried watchinh it. I love Toronto i, unfortunstely live in Ottawa but and i used to live there. Soon i will be bck. #iLoveToronto. I have an eyegasm!
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