NINE RIVERS CITY
Funded by a commission from the Harbourfront Centre in Toronto, part of a large group exhibition titled Nine Rivers City, I spent six-months shadowing a team of Toronto Region and Conservation Authority archeologists as they worked to protect Toronto’s culturally rich archeological heritage from all manner of land-altering activities. The exhibition ran at The Harbourfront Centre between June 2013 & June 2014.
Though little is known about the pre-history of what is now known as Toronto (the original Aboriginal occupants left no written record), it is thought that Paleo-Indian huntsmen were the first to set foot in the Province once the glaciers began to retreat, sometime between 11,000 and 10,500 years ago. Large artifacts such as spearheads and tiny projectile points have been unearthed within the Greater Toronto Area (GTA) – such finds are extremely rare, they are the hallmark of a Paleo-Indian flaked stone industry, and are evidence of Toronto’s over 10,000 years of history.
Official Exhibition Site: EXHIBITION SITE