Snap Transit in Action 📸 Supported by the VIBE Arts’ ScotiaRISE Program
During March 2023, this initiative documented the RT through a 4-week program covering photography basics, archival research, transit advocacy and more.
From Oct. 1 - 16, check out our exhibit - Farewell RT, at the Scarborough Civic Centre. The photographs displayed in this installation represent a portion of the work created during the program's run. To see more photos, view the map!
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!)
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
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
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.
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)