Revisiting the AGO

Oh how I love a good staircase. Add Frank Gehry to the mix and I’m not sure it can be beat! So, on my last visit to Toronto I made sure to take advantage of their Wednesday night free admission to explore the museum and get a few more shots of the incredibly designed staircase […]

Inside the Royal Ontario Museum

royal ontario museum, daniel libeskind

Last month I stopped by the Royal Ontario Museum (ROM) for a couple reasons. First, there was a Dior exhibit I wanted to checkout. Second, the architectural design of this museum is great. I was focused on the Daniel Libeskind expansion on this visit. The exterior of this is dubbed The Crystal. This very angular, maybe even […]

AGO Revisted

ago, frank gehry

For my second visit to the Art Gallery of Ontario (AGO), I made a quick stop just inside the entry. My battery died on the last visit and my unprepared self forgot to bring a spare…super smart, lol. So, I wanted to stop in to photograph the ramp in the center of the entrance. If […]

Architectural Tour at the Aga Khan Museum

The first time I visited the impressive Aga Khan Museum in Toronto I didn’t realize they had an architecture tour. I was too late on that visit, but the next time I was in town I was sure to be on time! If you’re in the Toronto area and love architecture you must do this […]

Elm Street Parklet

elm street parklet

Earlier this fall I was in Toronto and came across this really cool bench. It was very reminiscent of a bench I photographed in Chicago in 2013, called the Southport People Spot – pics here. Doing a bit more research on the Toronto bench, the purpose is very similar to the Southport bench from a […]

Toronto Reference Library

toronto reference library

On my way to the Royal Ontario Museum (ROM) I made, what was supposed to be, a short stop by the Toronto Reference Library. Well, that short stop turned into 3 hours and by the time I left the ROM was closed. Guess I’ll have to explore its interior on another visit. Though I wish […]

Toronto Aerials

toronto skyline

I’ve been meaning to do an aerial flight for years and finally managed to fit in an hour-long flight in Toronto a few weeks ago. Given I have a minor fear of heights, I thought flying in a small plane might be the best way to ease into this…a little more secure, yet still an […]

Globe and Mail

globe and mail, diamond schmitt architects

A couple weeks ago I spent a few hours around the newly completed Globe and Mail Centre in Toronto. This is the new home of Canada’s national newspaper and was designed by Diamond Schmitt Architects. The building looks like it’s comprised of stacked boxes and has this really great, highly reflective surface. I shot early […]

Aga Khan Museum/Ismaili Centre

ismaili centre, Moriyama and Teshima, charles correa

  My favorite photo stop from my last trip to Toronto was the Aga Khan Museum and Ismaili Centre. Such clean, minimalistic design by Fumihiko Maki and Charles Correa in collaboration with Toronto-based architectural firm Moriyama and Teshima, makes photographing easy. I loved focusing on the various angles of the exterior, isolating segments of the […]

Bridges Along Toronto's Lakefront

  Continuing on my bike ride along Toronto’s lakefront there were two interesting bridges to photograph. The one above is an abstract of the Santiago Calatrava designed Mimico Creek Pedestrian Bridge. And the only decent image I managed to make of this. The stop just before this bridge was the Humber Bay Arch Bridge designed […]