Category Archives: Permanence and Circulation: Toronto’s Maleable History

Permanence and Circulation: Toronto’s Maleable History

The Yonge Dundas area is constantly in motion.  The hustle and bustle of shoppers, the influx and outflow of traffic, pedestrians coming to and fro.  Sometimes it’s difficult to image the area as anything but a perpetual state of activity. … Continue reading

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Dundas Street: The Long Winding Road

Dundas Street has been referred to as one of Toronto arterial streets. It currently is one of the few streets within the city that links both the east and west ends of the city to the downtown core.

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Urban Techno-Commodity-Displays: Electrification of the City

“In the 1870s and 1880s, electricity transformed from an experimental curiosity into something practical that could light cities and moves vehicles about. The 1880s found John Joseph Wright, an English immigrant, experimenting with electricity in a small shop near Yonge … Continue reading

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Sameness Within Change

Behind the fluorescent lights and billboards lies a silent testament to the area’s historical contribution to Toronto’s growth and development.  In the heart of the Ryerson campus is what is left of the Toronto Normal and Model School. Credits: Alan … Continue reading

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