I really liked the theme for this week’s challenge, but at the same time, I struggled with it a little. For my entry, I have decided to give you a little look “inside” the city I call home – Toronto.
I’ve written about many of the things I like about Toronto in a previous post, but one of the things that I am not happy about is that Toronto is one of the world’s leading condo developers. Though we have some beautiful beaches, our waterfront comes to an abrupt stop because of the wall of glass that has been built up over the past thirty years.
Because my work is right in the middle of this changing landscape, I get to see the changing face of the city on a daily basis.
I think that this image is a perfect example of how our past is struggling to hang on in a world that is moving forward at a rapid pace. In the foreground, is the Toronto Harbour Commission Building. Built in 1917, this building used to sit on the water’s edge, but with rapid civic expansion, the land around this old building has been filled in, and it’s once impressive size is now dwarfed by the many glass towers that surround it.