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We are introducing a brand new series of Photo Essays! Have a look at amazing Photo Sets all shot by talented photographers. Explore the vibe of the city, its hidden treasures, meet the Torontonians! This time, let’s have a look at Toronto through the lens of Benson Kua!
The Harbourfront is a beautiful neighbourhood in central Toronto located on the northern shore of Lake Ontario. Spreading between Bathurst Street along Queen’s Quay to Yonge Street, it has been the centre of Toronto’s shipping and industry for years. This is where the Town of York started to expand and become the sprawling Toronto of today.
While taking a nice walk along the waterfront enjoying the fresh breeze, you will pass many notable buildings, such as the Harbourfront Centre, filled with galleries and cultural spaces, or the magnificent Toronto Islands ferry terminal. A large part of the waterfront at the western edge is made up of former industrial lands — a reminder of the area’s industrial past. Some buildings, like the Redpath Sugar Refinery, are still in business today. You can visit its sugar production museum and sink back into its history of glory.
This perfect spot for recreation offers many green areas along the harbour. The network of walking trails and parks such as the HTO Park, Ireland Park, or Yo-Yo Ma Music Garden are literally just minutes away from the Financial District.
Canada Malting Silos built in 1928 escaped planned demolition and are protected under the Heritage act now.
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Meet the Photographer
Benson was born and raised in Manila, Philippines and currently resides in Toronto, Canada. He loves taking photographs of everything under the sun (or the moon) but has a soft spot for landscape and nature photography.