A Collected View showcases the work of some of Canada’s foremost visual artists whose images address aspects of Toronto’s social and political development, its evolving landscape, and individuals who have made valuable contributions to the city. These photographs speak candidly of our urban experience by focusing on the city’s geography, as well as specific relevant issues such as homelessness, public housing, feminism, architecture/ urban planning, amalgamation, arts and culture, labour and immigrant life. The exhibition is made possible due to individuals who donated photographs to the City of Toronto from 1995 and 2005, and by the creativity of participating artists whose work enhances perceptions and understanding of our city. Featured artists include Robert Burley, Robin Collyer, Steven Evans, Debra Friedman, Pamela Harris, David Hlynsky, Vid Ingelevics, Geoffrey James, Michel Lambeth, Brenda Liu, Peter MacCallum, Steve Payne, Vincenzo Pietropaolo, Gerald Pisarzowski, Gilberto Prioste, John Reeves and Marcus Schubert. Curated by Steve MacKinnon.
All photographs from City of Toronto Archives Collection.