Toronto 2023 Workshop Recap

one bloor east, hariri pontarini architects

Finally, I’ve gotten through all the workshop edits! It’s been 4 years since I’ve photographed anything in Toronto so it was really great to lead a workshop here after so long. I had a really incredible group of photographers join me and we had phenomenal weather! Let’s take a look at what we saw over […]

Announcing Art Folios!

I’m thrilled to share Folio10/GZ Art has invited me to be one of the first 3 artists to collaborate in creating art folios! Each custom-designed box will feature 10 of my Toronto images. You can display as loose prints within the box or there’s an option to frame one or more of the prints. We’ll […]

Toronto City Hall

toronto city hall

Today, we’re sharing our favorite brutalist designs in Toronto, its City Hall. Built in 1958, the city launched a competition for a “futuristic” design. Finnish architect, Viljo Revell, won that competition and designed two curved tall towers, each a different height (20 & 27 stories) that seem to cradle the council chamber, which, honestly, looks […]

Curvy | Toronto Reference Library

toronto reference library, angie mcmonigal

  Saving my favorite for last, all those curves at the Toronto Reference Library. Only the second time I’ve visited here, yet another location with a great staircase. There are a number of ways to shoot this, both focusing on the curves and the angles because there are many of both. I prefer the curvy […]

Neighbors

royal ontario museum, daniel libeskind, exhibit residences, angie mcmonigal

Sticking with the black & white theme and Toronto’s Yorkville neighborhood, though moving from One Bloor East’s curves to the angles of our next two stops: The Royal Ontario Museum (ROM) and Exhibit Residences. These two are neighbors, just across the street from each other. We focused our attention on the museum extension designed by […]

One Bloor East

one bloor east, Hariri Pontarini Architects, angie mcmonigal

A new location for me! It’s rare to photograph something for the first time on a workshop since we have a tendency to scout places first to make sure they’re a good fit for the workshop. But sometimes you just know a building will be worth it. One Bloor East is a new luxury condo […]

So many angles

Still much to share from Toronto. Today is a mix of various locations around the city, all having sharp angles in common. The first is a condo in the Entertainment District. This wasn’t originally on our list but one of the students wanted to stop for a few shots. Great staggered balconies on this one, […]

Toronto City Hall

toronto city hall, brutalism, angie mcmonigal

  Toronto has a good amount of Brutalist Architecture, most predominantly its City Hall. Full of curves from a sculptural area in the plaza to the actual highrise buildings in the background. Here you see some details from a distance. I often think brutalist architecture looks good in black and white given its coldness from […]

Shades of Blue

eaton centre bridge, WilkinsonEyre, angie mcmonigal

Blue is common to come across in architecture, in large part due to the blue sky reflecting in all those glassy buildings. Then, on occasion, due to my love of the color and altering the white balance in some shots (read more here on how/why). Like you see below and above in the Allen Lambert […]

Time for another revisit…

art gallery of ontario, frank gehry, angie mcmonigal

The Art Gallery of Ontario (AGO) is just one of those places that never gets old. As I’m sure you’re aware, I can’t get enough of good spiral staircases and the Frank Gehry design at the AGO is one of the best I’ve ever seen. It’s made of this beautiful Douglas Fir; the color is […]