a CONTACT photography festival exhibit,
VIA Rail Concourse (i.e. where the trains depart from)
Edouard LeBouthillier documented his life in Toronto in the 1970’s and early 1980’s with Polaroid pictures. On the back of the photos he noted dates and places. He also took pictures of Toronto buildings and landmarks that were newly constructed or in the process of being torn down (e.g. the old Eatons store at Yonge & Dundas).
There are two exhibits of his work being shown at CONTACT this year. The first, shown below, is on the east side of the VIA Rail Concourse of Union Station where a number of large prints are on display. If you have trouble finding them, look for VIA platforms 12 and 13.
A second Edouard exhibit is at Art Metropole (1490 Dundas West) and it consists of some of the original polaroids that show his domestic life.
below: At new City Hall.
In front of the tulip garden on the left and lying by the fountain on the right.
below: Edouard was at the CNE on the 17th of August 1977.
below: On the left is Ed’s Wacky Wirld store, 1977