“Toronto is a special city, and the environment is perfect for the arts – free and alive. I’m a New Yorker and Toronto reminds me of a much cleaner New York, so it’s like coming home after your mom just cleaned your room for you. For me, that’s a lovely environment.”
- Emory Cohen, American Actor
“I turn The 6 upside down, it’s a 9 now.”
I make no secret of the fact that I love Toronto – and have done so since I was a kid. Toronto always had that feel of the Emerald City glistening on the horizon with its heady promise of freedom, sophistication, and a whiff of danger, even when I lived here for almost thirty years. Some cities are more beautiful and some are more visionary, but when I want to experience the diversity of our planet in an amped-up microcosm, I come to Toronto.
And that’s exactly what I’m doing this week – having a totally indulgent week in Airbnb digs on McCaul Street near the Art Gallery of Ontario. It’s an incredible opportunity to hone my urban photography skills while catching up with family and friends.
Here are photos of some Toronto architecture from my first three days in the city. Enjoy!
Storefront, John Street
Fabricating the new bridge that will soon (re)connect the Eaton Centre with The Bay on Queen Street
Condo tower next to the Royal Alexandra Theatre, King Street West
Roy Thomson Hall, King Street West
Intercontinental Hotel, Front Street West
Multiple Condo Towers along the Waterfront
Waterfront Condo Tower
University of Toronto, St. George Campus
Detail, Soldiers' Tower, University of Toronto, St. George Campus
Living Wall, Yonge/Eglinton Centre
Making way for the new on McCaul Street
"Terrazzo Tower" by Harley Valentine in front of the Campbell House Museum,
Queen Street West at University Avenue