Imaging Mount Dennis: Contact Photography Festival Preview
Jan 24 2023
event: talk online

To celebrate the first Scotiabank CONTACT Photography Festival installation, the Mount Dennis BIA is hosting a virtual presentation for the forthcoming exhibition by acclaimed Canadian photographer Robert Burley.

To launch the theme of Photography in Mount Dennis, the BIA will share a preview of Burley’s images of the Kodak Factory and related urban spaces.

The Kodak Factory in Mount Dennis is the site for the forthcoming Eglinton Crosstown LRT transportation hub. Burley’s images will be presented in super-large format and mounted on the exterior of the Mount Dennis Branch of the Toronto Public Library and on local billboards during the Scotiabank CONTACT Photography Festival from May 1 to May 31, 2023.

Robert’s most recent body of work is captured in Princeton Architectural Press’s book, ‘The Disappearance of Darkness’, that examines both the dramatic and historical demise of film-manufacturing facilities and industrial darkrooms. Between 2005 and 2010 Burley travelled the globe documenting the destruction of film-based photography institutions (Kodak, Polaroid, Agfa, Ilford). Burley began the project in Toronto in 2005 when he discovered the century-old Kodak Canada complex was being shut down.

Established in 1974, the Mount Dennis BIA is located along Weston Rd., running north and south of the main intersection at Eglinton Avenue West – from Ray Avenue in the north to Lambton Avenue in the south. Located west of Black Creek Drive.

Robert Burley is a Canadian artist whose work explores the relationship between nature and cities, architecture and the urban landscape. He is based in Toronto and represented by the Stephen Bulger Gallery.


Robert Burley, Mount Dennis BIA, Scotiabank Contact Photography Festival, Toronto Public Library - Mount Dennis Branch, Supercoffee, Caplan's Appliances, Redbox


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Who should visitors contact with questions regarding accessibility?
Laura Alderson
For projects with auditory components (e.g. talks, film screenings, tours), will there be sign-language interpretation, captioning, and/or live audio description?
Live audio description will be available on Zoom.
For projects with printed information, will it be available in large-format and/or Braille?
Information panels will be available in large-format.