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December 3, 2007
Media Advisory - Lawrence Heights students launch community art exhibit
On Wednesday afternoon, youth from the Lawrence Heights community will present Then and Now: A Digital Imaging Project, featuring their representations of their changing community.

The students worked with the City’s Arts Services and York Museum, to select photos from the museum collection as a basis for their project. The participants worked with professional artist Jennifer Chin, and Jessie Gordon, a photography teacher at Sir Sandford Fleming College, to create pieces of digital art. Each student produced a new photo to reflect the changes the community has experienced since the time of their historical photos. Then and Now shows how the “meaning” of a photo can change over time - today a simple snapshot from the 1920s or 1940s can take on a new life as a historical document of a specific point in time.

Date: Wednesday, December 5
Time: 4:30 p.m.
Location: Barbara Frum Library (20 Covington Rd.)

The students gained experience working as a team and developing a professional art exhibit and book. Then and Now plays an important role in achieving Toronto City Council’s key priorities by making Toronto more beautiful and strengthening the City’s at-risk neighbourhoods.

Toronto is Canada’s largest city and sixth largest government, and home to a diverse population of about 2.6 million people. It is the economic engine of Canada and one of the greenest and most creative cities in North America. In the past three years, Toronto has won more than 70 awards for quality, innovation and efficiency in delivering public services. Toronto’s government is dedicated to prosperity, opportunity and liveability for all its residents.

Media contact:

Bruce Sudds, Communications and Marketing Consultant, Social Development, Finance and Administration, 416-392-1908,



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