Toronto Laundromat

The lowly but lovely Toronto laundromat

Laundromats in Toronto are surprisingly photogenic spaces. While they might at first seem institutional and boring, upon closer inspection there's a certain retro charm about most of them that's highly conducive to nostalgia. Not only that, local photographers — presumably in need of a way to pass the time while waiting for a load to finish — have found a number of creative ways to entertain themselves, including taking shots of their friends inside the machines and, well, dancing.

Here's a roundup of some of the best ones to be found in the blogTO Flickr pool. Perhaps they'll prove inspring the next time you're dreading laundry day. Lead photo by Jen Tse.

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Photo by byronjyu

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Photo by byronjyu

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Photo by -stacey-

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Photo by jonathancastellino

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Photo by Jim Dawson Photography

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Photo by RebootYourComputer

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Photo by tomms

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Photo by jentse

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Photo by ~libby

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Photo by StephenCaissiePhoto

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Photo by Metrix X

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Photo by DanielN

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Photo by Ian Muttoo


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