Posts tagged Toronto.
Beautiful sunset in the T Dot tonight.
tee8eetee: Hey ducks, you are in my shot! by Jackman Chiu
onthighwayman: Hwy 401 at the rail line between Weston Rd and Hwy 400. This section of highway is the busiest in North America, taking an average of over 400,000 cars per day. Photo taken June 2011
i can’t believe it
NORTH YORK CENTRE SUBWAY STATION GO HARD!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Skating on Lake Ontario in Toronto — Tyler Hnatuk skates the frozen Toronto Harbor just off Algonquin Island with the city of Toronto in the background, Friday January 3, 2014. .[Peter J. Thompson/National Post] More photos…
howtotrainyourteenager: This is a tree that’s frozen solid in my backyard because of the ice storm in Toronto.
welcome to condoland
(From the Toronto Star)
Artist Mathew Borrett has imagined the future of Toronto and it’s a wet one.
The eye-popping illustration — titled A Future Toronto — appears in the new 10th anniversary edition of Spacing Magazine and is creating a flurry of interest on social media for its detailed portrayal of a flooded, post-apocalyptic city of decaying landmarks including the CN Tower and Rogers Centre.
“I’ve been sketching and doodling along this theme for many years. It’s just something I’m into. I love ruins and I like to think far into the future and imagine how our familiar landmarks might fare,” said Borrett, a visual effects artist for film and television.
“It seems to have gone a little viral. It’s always great to get feedback,” he said. “Because it’s familiar landmarks, it’s very accessible to a lot of people.”
Matthew Blackett, publisher and art director of Spacing, agreed the reaction to the illustration is “fantastic.”
“It’s really hard to put a finger on why people like it, because quite honestly, it’s about destruction, it’s about a future of Toronto that’s not very nice,” Blackett said.
Blackett’s own take? “It’s a bit of commentary on global warming and our collapsing economy.”
Borrett points out the illustration is not all doom and gloom. Look closely and one can see birds in the sky, plenty of lush greenery, a pier and floating house extending from the Rogers Centre, and nearby, a cool sailing ship.