Canary District Photo: James Bombales

If you’re even a casual Instagram user, chances are you’ve encountered a pic from a rooftopping photographer — someone who scales skyscrapers in the middle of big cities to snap incredible photos of urban landscapes when they reach the top.

Tom Ryaboi is one of the world’s foremost rooftoppers and it just so happens that he calls Toronto home. Some of his best known work has been produced as he’s scaled Toronto’s tallest towers and last Thursday, that work went on display at the Canary District presentation centre.

The West Don Lands master-planned community will serve as the Athlete’s Village during the Toronto Pan Am Games in 2015. Since its already playing an integral role in Toronto sports, the development is now brings arts into the mix, displaying several Ryaboi rooftopping photos as well as Aletide, an interactive art piece by an Italian arts collective.

The presentation centre is, of course, open to the public and Aletide will be on display until October 23rd while Ryaboi’s work will be up until October 30th. The BuzzBuzzHome team was able to catch a sneak peek at the VIP event last week, but we highly suggest swinging by the Canary District presentation centre before the exhibit closes. It’s the first time Ryaboi’s work has been displayed in North America, so this is an opportunity you won’t want to miss.

Have a look at some of the photos we snapped at the VIP event below:

Canary District Aletide consisted of a large swing connected to a computer that projects a city image on to the wall in front of it. The person on the swing dons headphones and as they gain momentum, they’ll begin to see more of the city image open up on the wall in front of them.

Canary District See what we mean?

Canary District Fabio Giampietro, Ilaria Vergani Bassi and Paolo Di Giacomo, the artists behind Aletide.

Canary District

Canary District is a master-planned community by Dundee Kilmer Developments and Waterfront Toronto. For more info on Canary District call 416 603 7576 or visit the presentation centre at 398 Front Street East at Cherry Street.

All photos by James Bombales

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