While traveling in Europe this spring I came across an article – ‘Roof With A View’ – in London’s Metro newspaper. It’s about rooftopping – a world-wide craze in which photographers access tall buildings and capture spectacular images, often at great risk to themselves. One of the finest – and subject of the Metro newspaper story – is 27-year-old Tom Ryaboi, who has dedicated considerable time and energy shooting TORONTO and its people from every possible angle. The results are stunning, and you can see an archive of Tom’s work at http://www.blursurfing.com
As part of 2011’s LUMINATO FESTIVAL, avant-garde Canadian architect Philip Beesley (featured at the 2010 Architectural Biennale in Venice) created a spectacular ‘responsive landscape’ in one of TORONTO’s busiest spaces – the Galleria, 181 Bay Street.