Urbanization

Early morning, Toronto, Ontario. Photographs taken from city periphery looking towards urban center.  Toronto is currently leading all cities in the Western Hemisphere with over 147 high-rise buildings under construction. New York City trails behind with only 72 in development. All around the world magnificent towers paint metropolis skies with symbols of economic power and pride. We have come to imagine—and define—our cities by their skylines. In recent years, the desire for economic prosperity has been rapidly transforming our built environment on a global scale. Urbanization seduces us with its efficiency, opportunity and pleasures. Urban centres are quickly expanding and absorbing existing peripheral rural communities. As a result, traditional village culture characterized by intimate relationships and long standing customs are being replaced by urban lifestyles that value mobility, consumption and anonymity.

Early morning, Toronto, Ontario. Photographs taken from city periphery looking towards urban center. 

Toronto, Ontario. Early morning. Photographs taken from city periphery looking towards urban center.

Toronto, Ontario. Early morning. Photographs taken from city periphery looking towards urban center.

Toronto, Ontario. Early morning. Photographs taken from city periphery looking towards urban center.

Toronto, Ontario. Early morning. Photographs taken from city periphery looking towards urban center.

Toronto, Ontario. Early morning. Photographs taken from city periphery looking towards urban center.

Toronto, Ontario. Early morning. Photographs taken from city periphery looking towards urban center.

Toronto, Ontario. Early morning. Photographs taken from city periphery looking towards urban center.

Toronto, Ontario. Early morning. Photographs taken from city periphery looking towards urban center.

Toronto, Ontario. Early morning. Photographs taken from city periphery looking towards urban center.

Toronto, Ontario. Early morning. Photographs taken from city periphery looking towards urban center.

Toronto, Ontario. Early morning. Photographs taken from city periphery looking towards urban center. Toronto is currently leading all cities in the Western Hemisphere with over 147 high-rise buildings under construction. New York City trails behind with only 72 in development. All around the world magnificent towers paint metropolis skies with symbols of economic power and pride. We have come to imagine—and define—our cities by their skylines. In recent years, the desire for economic prosperity has been rapidly transforming our built environment on a global scale. Urbanization seduces us with its efficiency, opportunity and pleasures. Urban centres are quickly expanding and absorbing existing peripheral rural communities. As a result, traditional village culture characterized by intimate relationships and long standing customs are being replaced by urban lifestyles that value mobility, consumption and anonymity.

Toronto, Ontario. Early morning. Photographs taken from city periphery looking towards urban center.

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