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Posts Filed Under: Photos


Scene: Subway, the Photo Exhibition

A Queen West gallery tailor-made for straphangers.


WHERE: Stephen Bulger Gallery, 1026 Queen Street West

WHEN: Saturday, January 31, 3:00 p.m.

WHAT: A short hop from the 501 streetcar is the Stephen Bulger Gallery, where you can see their new exhibition “Subway.” A group show, it features work by Adam Magyar, Bruce Davidson and Jamel Shabazz, among others. The photos include documentation of building Brooklyn’s transit system by unknown photographers, film stills, and a photograph of the TTC’s Museum station by Vid Ingelevics. The exhibition runs until March 14.


A Portrait of Homelessness

An upcoming photo exhibit tells the stories of homeless people from the downtown east side.

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Photo by Monica Gupta

People in Parks

City Hall (100 Queen Street West)

January 29–30

There’s been a big chill in Toronto lately. The first few weeks of 2015 have seen a rash of deaths from people freezing outdoors, and the City has taken notice. Discussion of how Toronto supports its homeless population and accompanying infrastructure has grown, and the proposed City budget includes increased funding for shelters. These are important issues to address, but it seems Toronto only does so when it’s -20° C and shelters are beyond capacity.

Enter Monica Gupta and her photography project, People in Parks, which will be on display at City Hall on January 29 and 30.

Keep reading: A Portrait of Homelessness


Scene: Polar Bear Dip

Hardy souls took the frigid plunge for the annual Polar Bear Dip.

WHERE: Sunnyside Beach

WHEN: Thursday, January 1, 12:00 p.m.

WHAT: The 10th annual Toronto Polar Bear Dip saw 600 hardy people start their new year with a really quick run into Lake Ontario, followed by a much longer time trying to get warm. While many people wore their swimsuits or underwear for the occasion, others dressed as bears or sailors in order to get into the spirit of things. The event raised $70,000 for the charity Habitat for Humanity, adding to the $200,000 the Toronto Polar Bear Club has raised since 2005.