Toronto Star – 2,400 images. 100 cameras. Seeing Toronto through a different lens

August 26, 2017

Far from the sidewalks, away from the street corners and beneath the bridges topping the city’s ravine system is a side of life in Toronto most people will never see.

“People sleep down here, up there, over here, where we were just at. Everywhere we are showing you so far is where people sleep,” said Montgomery Tobias, 60, speaking about the empty campsites and makeshift shelters hidden throughout Cedarvale Ravine.

Tobias, with four friends he knows through Native Men’s Residence, is trekking through the trees, near St. Clair Ave. W. and Bathurst St. All are armed with disposable cameras to shoot photos for MYTORONTO, a new contest aimed at showing Canada’s largest city through the eyes of people who have been pushed to its margins.

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