Scotiabank CONTACT Photography Festival
Arthur S. Goss, Bloor Viaduct, Deck Looking West, 1917,  (Series 372, Subseries 10, Item 841)
Arthur S. Goss, Bloor Viaduct, Deck Looking West, 1917
2007 Open Exhibition

A Visual Legacy: the City of Toronto's Use of Photography 1856-1997

January 27–September 22, 2007
City of Toronto Archives
255 Spadina Rd

This exhibition presents images that were
commissioned by the City of Toronto or produced
by the municipality’s official photographers
between 1856 and 1997. They were taken for
specific administrative purposes and they provide
an extraordinary visual legacy of 140 years of
urban development, municipal initiatives, and
visiting dignitaries, politicians, religious
leaders, and
celebrities. The photographs speak to relevant
urban issues and reflect the changing role of the
City’s official photographers as their primary focus
began shifting during the 1960s from recording the
activities of the municipal departments and the
city’s evolving infrastructure, to documenting
official civic events and producing public relations
and marketing photographs.

Curated by Steve MacKinnon

Scotiabank CONTACT
Photography Festival

80 Spadina Ave Suite 205
Toronto ON M5V 2J4
Gallery Hours
Tue-Fri 11am–5pm
The CONTACT Gallery
is wheelchair accessible.