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cityscape

Historicist: The View From the Top

Toronto through the years, as seen from above.

Coming in for a landing on a clear day, we can pick out landmarks from the window of an airplane, identify streets filled with toy cars, and spot buildings that look miniature from that distance and vantage point. Seeing the city from above—from an airplane window, the top floor of an office tower, or the once-tallest structure in the world—is so commonplace today that we take it for granted.

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Star Gives Library More Than One Million Vintage Photographs

Images spanning the last century will soon be available to the public.

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The Toronto Public Library’s special collections department has just received a sizeable donation: more than one million photographs, which represent the complete photographic archive of the Toronto Star for the years 1900–1999.

“This photo archive is believed to be the only complete archive of Canadian news photographs spanning the entire 20th century and we are proud that we can now make this freely available at the library,” said Jane Pyper, city librarian.

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