Toronto in 1977 Compared With Today

CN TowerI love to walk and sometimes I'll just walk the streets of Toronto. There's so much character to this place, the buildings, the people, the parks and the sounds all add texture to the fabric of our city.

I discovered Damon Schreiber's most recent photo project here and I'm so glad I did. Damon found a collection of Toronto photos online originally taken by Shige Sakamoto, a Japanese man who spent a week in the city in June of 1977, and set out to take the exact same photos today. The result is a wonderful trip back in time for those of us who remember Toronto in the late 70s.

You start here and click "Next Photo" to advance. The series is still going, so I'll be back again tomorrow. It's right up my alley.

Update: The site is currently down - no doubt choking under the strain of this MetaFilter mention. It'll be back...

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That's fascinating stuff.

I'll be watching that tomorrow too.

August 17, 2007 @ 2:41 PM


That was pretty interesting. There are a lot of shots in the Bay & College area where I work. Some big changes.

August 17, 2007 @ 3:55 PM


What a fantastic site!

August 18, 2007 @ 5:58 AM

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