farm city!

THEN // NOW

January 19, 2012
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Patrick Cummins. Photographer. Toronto, ON.

100 Adelaide St. East, 1989 & 1998.

140 Boulton St. 1988 & 1998 & 2004.

515 Queen St. West, 1984 & 1999 & 2011.

Patrick Cummins started taking photos of Toronto architecture in the 1980s and has documented the ever-changing cityscape. There are thousands more photos on Patrick’s flikr here. He has a book in the works & I look forward to getting one for my coffee table.

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TRAFFIC ISLAND

December 13, 2011
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The city is a nice place you always think about escaping…
By klisterpete and akay.
 

High in a rocky tree-covered area between two busy highways, a minature Swedish summer cottage painted traditional red with white trim suddenly appeared. Of course, it didn’t actually appear, klisterpete and akay carried it up there. They built the red picket fence to surround the tiny grassy area. They hung the clothes line across the yard. They brought the promise of the swedish countryside everyone wants to escape to, right into the middle of the city. They took an unused, unappreciated space and made it a charming and peaceful place of wonder despite the traffic below, the train passing on its tracks behind, buildings stretching out farther behind those…

What if more people made the places they ARE the places they WANT TO BE? It’s not so hard.

-kidpe

>>>I found out about AKAY from V.