The Two Thompsons and a Spit

Leslie Street Spit is an urban wilderness park built on a construction landfill. This city’s historical growth yielded this transformation of the original swamp into a new and unique park. This place inspires anew with each visit and offers contemplative refuge. Changing colours in the stillness of a Winter morning bring together thoughts of two Thompsons. Tommy Thompson, a former parks commissioner that the park is named after, and Tom Thompson, an artist that was a founding influence for the modernist Group of Seven. Tommy helped create the new waterfront, bring about the new waterfront vision. Tom showed us a different view at the world around us. At Leslie Street Spit, the work of the two Thompsons fuses into new inspiration.

Sunrise at the spit, Leslie Spit, Toronto, February 2017
Sun and Ice, Leslie Spit, February 2017
Morning blast, Leslie Spit, Toronto, February 2017
Winter Morning, Leslie Spit, Toronto, February 2017
Winter Morning, Leslie Spit, Toronto, February 2017

Shot on Kodak Ektar 100 film using Mamiya 645 camera.

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