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New timelapse shows off Toronto in all its majesty

Posted by Derek Flack / April 9, 2013

Toronto Timelapse JavinToronto has been the subject of its fair share of timelapses over the last few years, some of which have been better than others. Admittedly, it's hard to do something entirely new on a thematic level — the point of these works, after all, is to assemble a series of scenes that show off the city at its majestic best. Narrative isn't the name of the game. What makes each one different from the next is the new views of the city that a given photographer has sussed out for our collective delectation. Why make it more complicated than that?

The latest timelapse to join a local collection that includes strong efforts from Ryan Emond and Tom Ryaboi comes from Javin Lau (who, in the interest of disclosure, I should note shoots for blogTO from time to time). While there are few vantage points common to the work of all three, there's plenty of new stuff here to warrant hitting the play button.


Toronto is Home from Javin Lau on Vimeo.



w-hat / April 9, 2013 at 01:47 pm
Neat, but is it some sort of requirement that all Toronto timelapse projects use Clams Casino for the soundtrack?
M. / April 9, 2013 at 02:02 pm
Impressive, but better without the terrible back ground music.
vader / April 9, 2013 at 02:45 pm
Nice! These ones deserve a mention in your write-up as well.
Miss Kriss replying to a comment from w-hat / April 9, 2013 at 03:15 pm
Please refer to section 3b) of the 2011 Toronto Time lapse Legislation: "All videos of a time lapse nature must be set to Italian-American electronic musician Clams Casino."
anthony / April 9, 2013 at 03:22 pm
Very cool, loved the Nathan Phillips Square. Was that NYE?
torontodude replying to a comment from vader / April 9, 2013 at 06:11 pm
hey thanks for sharing these. i thought i had seen them all....but...apparently not. the Hyperlapse was stunning while the Neo Solar was technically a marvel and had some really interesting shots but pacing it to Requiem for a Dream was abit much....oy.....the music always with the annoying music
blerg / April 9, 2013 at 06:43 pm
Jesus, that music put me to sleep.

Nice camera work though. I guess.
Abe / April 9, 2013 at 09:25 pm
Man, people on these boards are negative.
Justin / April 9, 2013 at 10:53 pm
I think the music is fine. Good video too!
nom / April 10, 2013 at 11:57 am
Ooh, goody. Big city porn! Let me get my Kleenex!
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