An outdoor pop-up photo gallery is coming to Ashtonbee Reservoir Park!

Golden (Mile) Memories - A City of Toronto Cultural Hotspot SPARK Project

Highlighting the history of ...

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We aim to reactivate public spaces in a new way - exploring parks & the city while learning more about land history (using public data sourced from historical archives, community organizations, and you!)

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Mapping our stories

We want our communities to learn and share their history. Using a photo map that anyone can browse and explore, these stories will be more accessible

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History is all around us, it's nearby

Discover things you didn’t know about the city’s past with a photo web map.

open-source

open-data

renewed focus on public greenspaces

expansion into Scarborough

EXPLORE MAP (coming soon)

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A picture is worth a thousand words

Using over 33,000 photos sourced* from the City of Toronto Archives, Toronto Public Library, and community members will be displayed on a web map, free for anyone to view and interact with. *this work leverages the efforts made by the previous team behind OldTO open-source project from 2018

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Discover something new about your area

Any users can navigate to any park or neighbourhood using an open-source map tool, offering block-by-block browsing of historic Toronto photographs and community submissions

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Empower communities to tell their story

There are many memories not found in archives waiting to be shared - in addition to historical photos we are actively seeking submissions from the community.

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*Storytelling with AR

*in development AR = Augmented Reality In addition to the photo map, park-goers will be able to use their mobile device and see a historical photo overlaid onto its present location (similar to how Pokemon GO uses a phone's camera to overlay a Pokemon in front of the user)

Morrish Parkette (2021/1948)

Image Credits: Nithursan Elamuhilan (2021 photo); scarboroughfirefighters.org (1948 photo)

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