Photos by Jesse Colin Jackson

“The residential complexes in the periphery of Toronto are definitive landmarks: markers of boundary and locality, points of orientation, representations of an instance and turning point in time, and structures of compelling historical and aesthetic interest. Their monumental significance is belied by a lack of conscious popular awareness of their presence and status. By presenting these buildings as consequential architecture, I aim to stimulate discourse about their role in our city”.

Images, and the above quotation are by Jesse Colin Jackson. This work is part of a collection and solo exhibition entitled “Landmarks and Monuments: Residential Complexes in Toronto’s Periphery.” The gallery show at the Larry Wayne Richards Gallery in Toronto was part of CONTACT, Toronto’s annual month-long festival of photography. Academic support for this project was provided by Adrian Blackwell, a professor at the University of Toronto Faculty of Architecture, Landscape and Design.

More work by Jesse Colin Jackson can be found here.