221 Wilmington Ave, Toronto ON
Laird Kay’s LEGO City is a statement on urbanity and the general interchangeability of cities in our globalized world. Is it Hong Kong? Singapore? Toronto? Vancouver? Dubai? It’s actually a mix of all of them. Although stylized, these photographs of LEGO City show us how the line between plastic and uninhabited has become virtually indistinguishable from the “real thing”. Kay’s photographs are a travelogue through LEGO City… A grand tour across seasons and through a city that’s both everywhere and nowhere at the same time. This project is a collaboration between Raymond Girard, (the creator of LEGO City), and Laird Kay who art directed and photographed the city.
Kay’s photographs tell the story of his passions: travel, airplanes, and architecture.
You might find him riding a bike on the runway at Templehof THF, snooping around the terminal at Berlin’s BER, behind the scenes at Winnipeg’s YWG, or on the inaugural flight of Lufthansa’s 747-8 retro livery jet. His aviation, architectural and travel photography can be found in corporate and private collections in Canada, US, UK, and UAE.
Wilmington Place is a new mixed-use condominium and townhouse development currently in pre-construction located at 221-245 Wilmington Avenue in Toronto, developed by Ontario Biddington Homes. It consists of three phases with a total of 393 total dwelling units designed by Rafael + Bigauskas Architects.
The development is situated in the Bathurst Manor neighbourhood of Toronto located just east of Dufferin Street and south of Finch Avenue West. It is also located near the West Don Parkland and not too far from York University and Highway 401 and the Allen Road.
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