A cold winters night at a wax factory in north Scarborough, a suburb of Toronto.
Classic New York buildings, in classic Black and White.
Interspersed throughout the city of Toronto is heavy industry, mixed in with residential and commercial areas. Most other cities try to hide their heavy industry, so it's refreshing to see all aspects of manufacturing on display.
The brutalist design of the Dupont Circle station is both functional and beautiful. Sweeping concrete walkways direct passengers naturally and the open airy platform is calm and inviting.
An unused underground parking lot. The elements can be extreme in Canada, and although undercover, this parking lot has taken a beating. The concrete is disintegrating from a combination of extreme temperature swings and road salt.
Huge industrial structures needed to process single grains of sugar.
Toronto is full of interesting areas hidden in the heart of the city. The Leaside industrial park is one of those. The fresh snow and low cloud cover created an eerie yet peaceful atmosphere.
Designed by, Peter Dickinson, and opened in 1960, this building is a beautiful tribute to the arts.
The textures and details of these buildings are amplified by the dramatic ambient light.
Designed by, John Michael Lee, Paul A. Ryan and Angus McSweeney,in collaboration with internationally known architects Pier Luigi Nervi and Pietro Belluschi, this San Francisco icon is know locally as "Our Lady of Maytag" for its resemblance to a washing machine agitator.
Walking around New York at night there are so many interesting things that would go unnoticed during the day.
On the east side of Toronto are the Port Lands. An industrial area that will soon be overrun by development as real estate values continue to rise. The patina on these buildings is incredible, during the day their ugliness is offensive, but at night the darkness shows off their beautiful side.
A full moon, clear skies and a gas station on a country road in northern Ontario. The solitude of this structure against the inky blueness of the night, both ugly in what it represents and beautiful for a traveller short on gas.
Liberty village was the early 1900's industrial hub of Toronto. It's since been turned into a trendy residential area, but a lot of the original buildings still remain. The red brick combined with the cool light of night makes for an interesting mood.
An industrial building that was used for manufacturing clothing shows years of neglect. Its facade a stark contrast to the fresh snow that had recently fallen.
Designed by architect, Thomas Canfield Pomphrey, this water treatment plant on the shores of Lake Ontario is proof that functional buildings can also be beautiful. The dramatic Art Deco structures are even more impressive at night as the darkness isolates them from their surroundings.
Construction during the winter months in Canada can be a torturous task. Buildings are often wrapped to protect both the structure and the crew. At night, the light plays on these different materials in a magical way, enhancing the sense of wonder about what lies beneath.
The light at night plays an interesting game with simple objects that we would otherwise ignore during the day, repetitive textures and patterns suddenly come to life.
Ontario's steal belt is home to some incredible buildings that capture the the essence of that era.
The simplicity and repetitiveness of this transportation hub is quite alluring. Its utilitarian design combined with highly functional materials makes for a space that's crafted with clinical efficiency.
Concrete is so dense it seems to absorb all energy during the day, but at night it does the exact opposite. Different light sources reflect off it with great variety, bringing otherwise dull structures to life.
Snowplows stand at the ready waiting for the first flakes to fall.
A digger and a ball, framed by a monochromatic mass of industrialism.
Pools just waiting for a hole. An observation on the part of these objects that usually goes unseen.
Two 'modern' conveniences stand in a remote farmers field in Ontario.
A motel in rural Ontario. The building as bleak as its surroundings.
Once the heart of a community in St.Catherines, Ontario, this Bingo Hall now sits abandoned.
A view of the city at night.