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Walk Through a History of Toronto's Photography

These days Toronto's photobloggers are a busy bunch: they're giving lectures, hosting Wii parties, and, of course, filling the internet with thousands upon thousands of unique views of our city. While the City's official "Cultural Renaissance" is contributing a great deal to the general excitement we feel about the city these days, the work of Toronto's photobloggers is equally responsible for helping us re-imagine our city in exciting new ways.

Of course, photobloggers haven't alreadys been around, so if you want to see some older photos of Toronto you've got to head to the City Archives. Right now is a great time to do just that, because a a new exhibit has opened showcasing pictures taken of the city over the course of its history. "A Visual Legacy: The City of Toronto's Use of Photography, 1856-1997" runs until September 22, 2007.

"Taken for specific administrative purposes, the photographs in the exhibit provide an extraordinary visual legacy of 140 years of urban development, municipal initiatives and visiting dignitaries, politicians, religious leaders and celebrities."

See the exhibit at:
The Spadina Archives - 255 Spadina Road
Monday to Friday - 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Saturdays (September to June) - 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Image from the Archives' Website.


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