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Monday, 7 April 2008

The Canary: Almost Gone


I have been driving by the old Canary Restaurant in Toronto's Distillery District for years. I've also dropped in and had coffee with a friend, or driven by when they were using it as a movie set and I have recognized the place in several films and TV shows.

The Canary closed down in April 2007. I'm not sure of its fate.



We were heading home on Sunday and decided to stop and take a few photographs. I shot with a Canon 1Ds Mk III and a 16-35mm lens. Later I converted them to Black and White and added a diffused glow in Photoshop.

These old buildings hold so much character and texture.








(The 2 images shown above and to the right are the same image - just adjusted differently in Photoshop. Which do you prefer?)













I must get out and do more of this around town. So much to do and so little time!

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11 Comments:

Blogger Beck said...

New buildings lack personality - although that building looks like it's stocked full of ghosts. They should film a movie there while it still exists.

7 April 2008 at 19:18  
Blogger Beck said...

ANOTHER movie, I mean.

7 April 2008 at 19:30  
Blogger Holly said...

the photo above - :)

8 April 2008 at 20:03  
Blogger Holly said...

just my little opinion by the way -- what a COOL building... I think I need to take a photo road trip to T.O. someday.... I'm only an hour away.

8 April 2008 at 20:04  
Blogger Jenifer said...

Coming by way of Beck...I hate when landmarks disappear it is like the fabric of city is unraveling.

8 April 2008 at 20:23  
Blogger cinnamon gurl said...

I prefer the upper one, definitely.

8 April 2008 at 20:35  
Blogger crazymumma said...

Is that the place around that was around sherbourne and king?

8 April 2008 at 23:01  
Blogger womaninawindow said...

The top picture definitely has a larger presence! Cool. Wish I could venture by it. I absolutely love old buildings, deserted homes, decrepit things in general, things with a story. I will come back to see what you're up to. Very nice!

9 April 2008 at 09:59  
Blogger Angela said...

Really like the top photo, definitely has an eerie vibe.

10 April 2008 at 20:19  
Anonymous Marta said...

I hope that they at least leave the building standing!! So interesting looking. I like the version on the right better, but enjoyed all the photos. Hope you do find the time to explore Toronto more! I enjoy your work.

11 April 2008 at 12:28  
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