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West Toronto Junction Historical Society (In-Person and Virtual): Vincenzo Pietropaolo

October 5 @ 7:00 pm

Please join us on October 5th as Vincenzo Pietropaolo presents his latest book Toronto as Community: Fifty Years of Photographs.

Toronto as Community represents more than fifty years of photography by Vincenzo Pietropaolo, “one of Canada’s pre-eminent documentary photographers” (Canadian Geographic). The photographs are grouped around short essays that explore Pietropaolo’s particular interests and observations, often questions of social justice, which, in turn, inform the photographs themselves

This poetic portrayal of the city of Toronto documents the daily life of ordinary citizens, at work, at play, in celebration, in protest, and in mourning. The book includes images of many parks and natural areas and some of the city’s architecture. All those who participated in Vince’s exceptional photo presentation a year ago on The Stockyards Then and Now will look forward to this showing of photos from his new book.

Date & Time: October 5th, 2023 at 7 pm
Location: St. John’s Anglican Church, corner of Humberside Ave. and Quebec Ave.
This event will be on Zoom as well as in-person. We will have the Zoom details here closer to the event.

Vincenzo Pietropaolo has been a dedicated chronicler of Toronto for more than fifty years. His attachment to the city and its people is demonstrated on every page of Toronto as Community. He was a city planner with the City of Toronto for over fifteen years before turning to photography full-time. His focus lies in social documentary photography and photojournalism, and his projects have taken him to many cities around the world. Pietropaolo is an award-winning photographer and has been deemed “one of Canada’s pre-eminent documentary photographers” by Canadian Geographic Magazine. He collaborated with Jane Jacobs by providing photographs for an exhibition based on her seminal book, The Death and Life of Great American Cities. He and his partner live in Toronto, where they are avid urban farmers in their own backyard.


October 5
7:00 pm


West Toronto Junction Historical Society
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St. John’s Anglican Church, Toronto
288 Humberside Ave.
Toronto, Ontario M6P 1L5 Canada
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