Building Storeys 2010: A Photo Exhibit of Toronto’s Industrial Past

Tonight the second edition of Heritage Toronto’s successful photo exhibition, Building Storeys 2010: A Photo Exhibit of Toronto’s Industrial Past, will open at an invite-only reception at the Gladstone Hotel from 7:00 to 10:00pm. Heritage Toronto will be joined by Mayor David Miller for a special presentation at 7:30pm.


A collaborative effort by Heritage Toronto and members of Toronto’s Shadow Collective and DK Photo Group, Building Storeys is a visual documentation and anecdotal exhibit of the city’s historical industrial buildings and sites, and changes the perception of industrial heritage in Toronto by revealing the hidden beauty of these sites.


The exhibit will be open to the public daily until Saturday, February 27 from 12:00 noon to 5:00pm daily on the 3rd and 4th floors of the Gladstone Hotel. Admission is free.


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Heritage Toronto works with the citizens of Toronto to advocate for, preserve, and promote a greater appreciation for our city’s rich heritage. Through partnerships with local community groups and volunteers, Heritage Toronto works to heighten awareness of our shared history by providing city-wide programs and services. Programs include free neighbourhood walking tours, the annual Heritage Toronto Awards and William Kilbourn Memorial Lecture, a heritage plaques and markers program and participation in Doors Open Toronto.


The Shadow Collective ( is composed of photographers from Toronto and Buffalo, N.Y. Individually and collectively, their work is shown at a variety of galleries and/or exhibitions and published both locally and internationally. They currently exhibit at The Charlotte Room located at 19 Charlotte Street in Toronto. Participating members are Olena Sullivan, Timothy Neesam, Toni Wallachy, Rick Harris, and Robert Dyke.


The DK Photo Group ( is composed of five photographers that document those buildings which once stood as bastions of social institutions but are now silent testaments to the history of our social past. They own GalleryDK, a photographic gallery in Toronto. Their new television series, photoXplorers, airs on Bravo! Canada. Participating members are Sean Galbraith and Mathew Merrett.