Island Homes

The Toronto Island Park has a remarkable history. It was once a thriving community of several thousand people, but in the 1950s most of the houses on the Island were expropriated by Metro Toronto and demolished. Since the 1950s, the Island park has been stewarded by the parks department to become a planned natural environment, a respite for people visiting from the city. For this extensive series, I am photographing the older houses remaining on the Island that are at a higher risk of demolition when transferred to new ownership. I am most interested in the buildings lost behind a screen of foliage, as well as the documentation of the more historical structures. This will be an ongoing series shot over the next few years.

Chromogenic prints, 30" x 40" and 20" x 24", edition of seven