Archive for the ‘BlogTO’ Category

Christmas Countdown in Toronto

Posted by Joseph on December 26, 2008 in BlogTO | No Comments

For the twelve days leading up to Christmas I took on a small project to document holiday decorations around the city. To show the the annual make-over, each day I posted a photo essay featuring a different holiday decoration. Links to all 12 posts are below.

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Parkdale’s Brightest House

Posted by Joseph on December 19, 2008 in BlogTO, Snapshot | 2 Comments

Living in Parkdale the past year has taught me a lot about neighborhood spirit, so it’s no surprise how many houses are decorated for Christmas. I thought I would give a special salute to this house I found on Brock Avenue, just North of the Beer Store across from McCormick Park. It’s by far the […]

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Behind the Mic Series

Posted by Joseph on November 25, 2008 in BlogTO, Portrait | No Comments

Behind the Mic was a series of five interviews with Toronto radio personalities I did for BlogTO. The series featured Larry Green of Jazz FM, Barry Taylor of 102.1 the Edge, Matt Galloway of CBC Radio, Roger Lajoie of The Fan 590 and Edoardo Monasterolo of CHIN. Click on the names to read the full […]

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Parkdale Pumpkins

Posted by Joseph on November 2, 2008 in BlogTO, Photojournalism | 1 Comment

The day after Halloween, residents of the Parkdale/Roncesvalles neighborhood carry their pumpkins to Sorauren Park, creating a massive pumpkin party/retirement home. Over 700 pumpkins made their way to the park, and when the sun was set, the eerie field of faces made for the most glorious spectacle! Many more photos of the hundreds of lit […]

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Audio Slideshow: AWOL’s Square Foot Exhibit Goes Up

Posted by Joseph on August 14, 2008 in Audio Slideshow, BlogTO, Featured Posts, Multimedia | 1 Comment

Earlier this week I went down to Queen and Ossington to document the hanging of over 1300 pieces for the 6th annual Square Foot Exhibit presented by AWOL Gallery. I put together a two minute video to document how much work goes into the set-up of the exhibit and include a sped-up Benny Hill montage […]

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Audio Slideshow: Darryl

Posted by Joseph on July 23, 2008 in Audio Slideshow, BlogTO, Multimedia | No Comments

I spent an afternoon with Darryl Costello, a musician in Toronto, as he wrote a personalized song a for terminally ill child as part of a charity called Songs of Love. Check out my full post at

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Euro 2008

Posted by Joseph on June 25, 2008 in BlogTO, Photojournalism | No Comments

Turkey, Euro 2008’s cinderella story, was finally eliminated after a 3-2 loss to Germany in the semi-finals. For the first time since my World Cup Project in 2006 I went out to document soccer fans in Toronto, spurred on by the fact I live down the road from a Turkish Cafe called Kara Altin. Check […]

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Mille Femmes in Toronto

Posted by Joseph on June 11, 2008 in BlogTO, Photojournalism | No Comments

I stumbled upon an stunning photography show in the atrium of the TD towers this past Wednesday – Pierre Maraval’s Mille Femmes as part of Luminato. To see more photos and hear about the show read my post from blogTO.

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Mars at the Science Centre

Posted by Joseph on May 30, 2008 in BlogTO, Photojournalism | No Comments

I think this is the coolest picture. I took it while watching Roving Mars at the OMNIMAX movie theatre at the science centre as part of the media preview day of the new exhibit. What’s so cool about the photo is that it is double wide. I’m using my 10mm lens and the screen in […]

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Doors Open Toronto

Posted by Joseph on May 25, 2008 in BlogTO | No Comments

If you haven’t been to the BAPS Shri Swaminarayan Mandir in Northern Etobicoke, you should definitely check it out. Beautiful. I wrote about my visit for, check it out here.

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Posted by Joseph on May 5, 2008 in BlogTO, Hang it on the Wall, Photojournalism | No Comments

I caught a wonderful spring-in-the-city moment when Bloor Stree Fitness decided to re-paint their iconic red gloves. I got lots of photos as I kept going back document the progress. More photos can be found here.

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Six-Storied Snow

Posted by Joseph on February 24, 2008 in BlogTO, Photojournalism | No Comments

Snow banks at parking lots get MASSIVE after a big storm so I thought I had pretty much seen the extent of how high these man-plowed snow mountains can get… can you imagine my surprise after spotting this monster at the South East corner of Kipling and Bloor.  It’s one of a number of city […]

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Excalibur Comics

Posted by Joseph on February 20, 2008 in BlogTO, Quote Included | No Comments

BlogTO review on Excalibur Comics in the West end of Toronto.  This was my favorite shop in the world growing up and it was fun to return to my old stomping grounds to see it both hadn’t changed much and changed a lot. 

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