Drowning in Glass – 2019

Drowning in Glass – 2019

A former mixed use building containing retail stores and a restaurant on the ground floor and offices on the upper floors in the heart of Downtown Toronto.

Toronto, Ontario, Canada.


Rabbit Graphs – 2019

Rabbit Graphs – 2019

former mixed use building containing retail stores and a restaurant on the ground floor and offices on the upper floors in the heart of Downtown Toronto.

I am by no means a fan of the “green” movement that’s currently popular, there are many reasons for this but I am not going to get into this here. The topic that I will touch on is what the “green” movement doesn’t take into consideration. One of those things is the waste created by demolishing older buildings and replacing them with new ones. This photo is a great example of this since it shows the amount of waste that is created when you demolish a building. This is all just insulation and drywall from the interior demolition of just a couple of rooms. This large building was about 12 stories and using this photo as an example, you can imagine how much waste is created by demolishing one of these older buildings.

Another interesting fact to note is that the creation of concrete accounts for 8% of the world’s CO2 output and concrete is one of, if not the most popular building material used today.

Office Building, Toronto, Ontario, Canada.


Discarded – 2019

Discarded – 2019

A former mixed use building containing retail stores and a restaurant on the ground floor and offices on the upper floors in the heart of Downtown Toronto.

We have many buildings in Canada that are heritage designated for various reasons, but unfortunately for a lot of companies looking to develop these sites with higher density in mind, they tend to see these designations as a hindrance rather than an opportunity.  Rightfully so, these companies are businesses after all and they need to make money, otherwise there would be no reason to redevelop a site in the first place.  The problem is Heritage designation in Canada does not mean a whole lot.  At best it protects the exterior of the building and at worst it only protects the facade which is only one exterior wall.  We need to find a way to better protect the historical buildings in this country, otherwise one day we will wake up to find that particular part of history has been erased almost completely.

Office Building, Toronto, Ontario, Canada.


Protected – 2019

Protected – 2019

The lines in this photo are all off, I don’t think anything was lined up properly in this living room.

House, Ontario, Canada.


Back in Time – 2019

Back in Time – 2019

A dreamlike interior design time capsule.  This house apparently built in the 60s doesn’t look as though it had changed since the owners first took occupancy inside the home.  This one was a pleasure to photograph and I can only imagine what it looked like when it was still furnished.

Ontario, Canada.


Sit, Stay. Good Boy! – 2019

Sit, Stay. Good Boy! – 2019

Leftovers inside a migrant worker house.

Ontario, Canada.


Framing – 2019

Framing – 2019

Is it just me or were homes more colourful years ago?

Migrant Worker House, Ontario, Canada.


Modern Art – 2018

Modern Art – 2018

Hair Salon, Toronto, Ontario, Canada.


New Year’s Resolution – 2018

New Year’s Resolution – 2018

This was an old industrial building that was converted into a retail plaza/office building, it housed a number of businesses including a gym, Tim Hortons, law offices, dentist office and a medical supplies store.  About three quarters of the building was recently demolished to make way for a high density condominium along a rapidly growing major artery in Toronto.

Toronto, Ontario, Canada.


Pan Not Pen – 2018\

Pan Not Pen – 2018\

A strange collection of items found inside an old country home that hasn’t been lived in for years.

Abandoned House, Canada.


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