During the weekend of the G20, Torontoist’s two accredited contributors—writer Christopher Bird and photographer Christopher Drost—divided their time between the streets and the International Media Centre inside the Direct Energy Centre. (Bird wrote, and Drost shot, our G20 Dispatches; both also contributed to our live coverage.) By Sunday night, the contrast between the two settings was especially marked, as protesters got drenched outside at Queen and Spadina not long before partiers inside the Centre waded into the fake lake.
Throughout that Sunday, Drost set up his camera at different spots around the Centre, and rigged it to automatically shoot thousands of photos. Drost’s timelapse, above, is made from those photos, and gives a glimpse inside the busy Centre—the bustling journalists, the always-running Toronto b-roll, the World Cup–watching parties, the leftover Luminato art pieces, and, of course, the fake lake.