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City of Toronto Photo Contest Winners

The City of Toronto has announced the winners of their "Building a great city - together" photo contest.

Back in the spring of 2009, some 690 photographers, who'd had their cameras honed on our beloved city, collectively submitted more than 4000 photographs in 13 categories. It's taken some time (the contest closed back in June of 2009, but we had a little... ahem... problem at that time that presumably required shuffling of priorities) but the winners and honorable mentions have now all been posted for the world to enjoy. Here are the 1st place photos in each category.

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The waterfront: "Broken Lines" by Peter Bowers.

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City of Toronto programs and services: "Off and On" by Metrix X.

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People at work, play, leisure and on the move : "The 332" by Metrix X.

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Parks and playgrounds : "Sunset at the Diamond" by Shmany.

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Toronto by night: "Snow Queen's Mischief" by Katrin Ray.

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Toronto's neighbourhoods: "The Distillery District" by somebody_.

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Landscapes, gardens, flora : "The Lighthouse" by Erasolte Studios.

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Toronto's history: "Canary Restaurant Closed" by Metrix X.

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Local events, festivals, celebrations, group activities: "Kensington I's Dotted T's Crossed" by Metrix X.

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Culture, entertainment, art, dance, music: "School Concert" by Richardsonlama.

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Architecture/buildings: "CN Tower" by mariana_70.

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Business: "Automolove" by Michael Mitchener.

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Urban wildlife, pets: "The Churning, Burning, Fiery Pits of Hell..." by Froz'n Motion / Cameron MacMaster.

To see all of the finalists in all of the categories, check out the City of Toronto's Flickr Galleries.

Congratulations to all of the winners. They looks great!


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