Here are some photos from Jack Layton‘s funeral this afternoon at Roy Thompson Hall in Toronto.
People gathered along University Avenue to watch the funeral procession. Some were wearing stick-on moustaches.
I haven’t read a count of how many people gathered outside of Roy Thompson Hall to watch the funeral, but I’m going to guess it was a lot.
As you probably already know, NDP leader Jack Layton passed away four days ago after his battle with cancer. This afternoon I headed to Nathan Philips Square and took some pictures of the memorial set up outside City Hall.
It’s quite amazing. Almost all of Nathan Philips Square is covered in chalk messages to Jack, and today there were hundreds of people lined up for a public viewing inside city hall.
Like I said, almost every part of Nathan Philips Square is covered in chalk:
There is also a growing memorial of flowers, notes, gifts, and orange Crush cans:
Tomorrow there will be a state funeral held at Roy Thompson Hall.
You can also check out the pictures I took of him last year while filming CBC’s Make the Politician Work.
I haven’t updated in way too long!
A bunch of protesters showed up at the theatre…
After the premiere, there was a Q&A with the cast and crew, and then everyone headed to Tattoo Rock Parlour on Queen West for the after party.
I love this cast & crew picture. From L-R, Nick Maiorino (Marshall), Alexander Narizini (Art Director), Kelsey Oluk (Kim), Dylan Argument (Sound Mixer), Irena Angeloutsa (Victoria), Brooks Hunter (Writer/Producer/Director), Vincent Galvez (Writer/Producer), and Josef Malonzo (Ben).
Today there was another G20 protest in downtown Toronto.
You can view the full set on Flickr.
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Wow, what a day.
The G20 summit is being held in downtown Toronto this weekend. Today, there was a “peaceful demonstration” planned. Approximately 4,000 people would meet at Queen’s Park, walk down University to Queen Street, then head West on Queen to Spadina, and then back up Spadina to Queen’s Park.
You can view all 150 of my pictures from today on Flickr.
Something happened at Queen & Spadina that I did not see. People started running around yelling “TEAR GAS!” but I read online that it was smoke from a flare. After that, it got a little bit crazy. The protesters began heading back East along Queen Street instead of going up Spadina. Sometime in those 5 minutes, someone(s) smashed all of the windows of 2 police cars.
I went back home and started transferring pictures. A few minutes later, my boyfriend asked “did you hear that?!” We looked out the window and there was black smoke coming up from Queen Street. I grabbed my camera and went back outside. Someone had lit the police car on fire.
I watched from my balcony as cops were rushing protesters to push them North. Just around the corner, protesters were becoming increasingly violent. The whole thing was pretty scary and surreal.
Check out my Flickr set for more pictures from the G20 protests today.
Here are some pictures from a band photoshoot I did … wow, two Saturdays ago now. Time flies!
The 2-man band is called Automatic Toys (Myspace, Facebook) and they got in touch with me because they were throwing together a last minute music video shoot and wanted me to do some still photography. It was at a sound stage in Mississauga, and a professional event lighting team was there with awesome lasers and fog machines and stuff.
At one point I was standing on a piece of plastic and lifted up by a forklift. Everything was great until I lowered my camera from my face and realized how high I was and that I had nothing to hold on to, and I almost peed my pants. It was fun though. (I sat down after that.)
My friend Jon and I headed to the zoo yesterday for a photography adventure, but when we saw cars lined up as far as the eye could see, we decided to leave and check out Don Valley Brickworks. Unfortunately we missed the chance to take pictures inside the building, because they’ve started construction and there is a lot of security in the area, but we did walk around and take some pictures outside.
View the Flickr set here.