Tag Archives: Toronto

EDWIN HAYNES : REDISCOVERED TORONTO PHOTOGRAPHER

NEXT TORONTO MEETING: Wed, May 17, 2017 Lizz Hodgson – Edwin Haynes: Rediscovered Toronto Photographer Lizz Hodgson is the great-great-grandniece of Edwin Haynes. She will present on the rediscovery of the Edwardian images of Edwin Haynes. On May 29th last year, staff … Continue reading

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Review of Kodak Canada presentation last February

Toronto. I wrote the following review of our Toronto meeting last February when Alison Skyrme presented her overview of Kodak Canada and some other items in the Ryerson University Archives (Love that Kodak). In spite of the sniffles season and … Continue reading

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My Toronto – Review of PHSC Presentation

Geoffrey James was named Toronto’s first Photographer Laureate. Tonight Mr James moved quickly through a slide show titled My Toronto. Professing a lack of understanding of Photoshop and its like, he prefers to use a modern Leica digital camera and … Continue reading

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My Toronto – Photo Laureate Geoffrey James

NEXT TORONTO MEETING: Wed, November 16, 2016 Geoffrey James: My Toronto Our speaker is well known photographer Geoffrey James. Born in Wales, Mr James became the first Photo-laureate of Toronto. The position began on March 31, 2016 and continues for three years. … Continue reading

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Fading slowly in the Fading Light

Toronto. Those of us who feel sympathetic towards  the history of people – and places – lament the transformation of an old city into a modern metropolis. In the summer of 1980, I worked at Bloor and Yonge making it a … Continue reading

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CN Tower and Robert C Lansdale in the news.

Toronto. For our June meeting we had the pleasure of hosting Robert C Lansdale’s iconic history of the building of the CN Tower in this its 40th anniversary year. It was a two hour power-point show capped off with an … Continue reading

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PHSC Newsletter 16-2

Toronto. Another nifty newsletter opus by editor David Bridge. Two big events this month – Robert C Lansdale’s illustrated talk on the construction 40 years ago of the CN Tower, and our Estate Auction sale – are covered. My report on … Continue reading

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6th Annual Trunk Sale

Toronto. In memory of the late Larry Boccioletti, one of the three founders of the PHSC, we are hosting the sixth annual trunk sale  this July 17, 2016. Larry started out holding the sale in his back yard shortly after … Continue reading

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Came for the history, stayed for the cameras

Toronto. Our organization is often thought of as an History society – which it is. But it is a modern, up-to-date photographic organization as well. Many of its members and executive are professional photographers, both retired and active. While we … Continue reading

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Toronto’s William James Family

Toronto. A few weeks ago George Dunbar sent me this interesting set of images. George frequently browses photographic sites including Toronto’s Urban Toronto web site. The images were posted last month in Urban Toronto by  a member who goes by … Continue reading

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