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Photo Of The Week: Paradox Of Parallax

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"PARALLAX", Light Installation.
Idea Tank Design Collective – Nuit Blanche, 2013. Toronto.

Composed of horizontally stacked tubes of different sizes, PARALLAX uses light to articulate movement. The tubes are tightly packed apertures, a dot screen controlling the amount of light the viewer can see based on their location. This perceptual parallax effect depends on the movement of the observer. As the viewer walks down the length of the float, the diameter of the tubes shifts, creating two different pixelated patterns inspired by natural shapes. These patterns are only notional when the observer is close to the float, but they resolve into a cohesive image when viewed from a distance. In this way, PARALLAX is activated by user interaction.

Paradox of Parallax by synestheticstrings
Paradox of Parallax by synestheticstrings
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Best Elementary Schools In Toronto

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You should never underestimate the power of a child's education. It's what shapes them, it's what molds them into mature adults, and it's what gives each child the ability to understand life's basic fundamentals and everyday events.

"The early years of education are designed to encourage and support the development of students' growth and to build a foundation for success,"

states the Seneca Hill Public School's website (you'll be hearing more about Seneca Hill once we get into listing the top elementary schools in the city).

Child Education by Bindaas Mahdavi
Child Education by Bindaas Mahdavi
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Home Sales And Prices Continue To Grow in June 2014

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Toronto by Phillip Grondin
Toronto by Phillip Grondin

Greater Toronto Area REALTORSⓇ released their monthly report for June 2014. It revealed that sales and prices continued to grow. Paul Etherington, the new president of the Toronto Real Estate Board (TREB) for the next year, announced a strong increase in residential sales:

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Beaches International Jazz Festival

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Beaches International Jazz Festival (July 18 to July 27)

The annual Beaches International Jazz Festival brings the very best of the contemporary jazz scene to the city — but it doesn't stop there. Visitors can also look forward some of the top blues, big band, African, Caribbean, hip-hop, rhythm and blues, and many other artists who all come to celebrate music and summer in Toronto.

International Jazz Festival In Toronto By Synestheticstrings
International Jazz Festival In Toronto By Synestheticstrings
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Photo Of The Week: Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce

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This is the art deco interior of the historic CIBC building in Toronto, built in 1930. The bank's two strategic business units, CIBC World Markets and CIBC Retail Markets, also have international operations in the United States, the Caribbean, Asia and the United Kingdom. Globally, CIBC serves more than eleven million clients, and has over 40,000 employees.

Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce Interior By Billy Wilson
Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce Interior By Billy Wilson
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Photo of the Week: Art Gallery of Ontario

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AGO Toronto by Pierre Vignau
AGO Toronto by Pierre Vignau

Founded in 1900 by a group of private citizens as the Art Museum of Toronto, the Art Gallery of Ontario is one of the largest art museums in North America, with a physical facility of 583,000 square feet. Great architecture photo, thanks Pierre!

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Sales and Price Growth Recorded

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Yonge morning man by PJMixer
Yonge morning man by PJMixer

Greater Toronto Area REALTORS released the regular monthly report showing both sales and price growth in May 2014. The TorontoMLS system recorded a new high for May! There were 11,079 units sold last month, which is 11.4 per cent more than in May 2013. Average prices grew by 8.3 per cent compared to last May, reaching $585,204.

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Photo Essay: Luminato Festival

The Luminato festival is a great way to welcome the upcoming summer season to the city — and make the most of what Toronto has to offer. The festival spans from June 6 to June 15 and showcases everything connected to art — music, theatre, dance, literature, films, and more. The best thing about the festival is that the city becomes a huge movable arts feast, as it fills with art pieces and performances by local and international artists over the ten days of celebrations.

Luminato Festival Toronto
Luminato Festival Toronto
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Photo of the Week: Bird Flight

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Niagara Falls, the falls with the highest flow rate of any waterfall in the world, lie at the Canadian-American border. The region is a home to a large variety of wildlife, over 300 bird species live here.

This wonderful "Bird Flight" shot was captured by Chris Dick, a Toronto-based photojournalist.

Bird Flight by Chris Dick
Bird Flight by Chris Dick
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Best Days Out With Children: High Park

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As a day out having fun with the kids, going to the park sounds rather dull and old-fashioned. It's something Mary Poppins was supposed to do with the Banks children, before they went jumping in pavement pictures instead.

But Mary Poppins didn't have High Park to go to.

Colourful High Park
Colorful High Park
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