Toronto the Great

TO. The 6ix. T-Dot. Toronto the Great.

The project acts as a contemporary extension of the nickname, Toronto the Good, popularized by former city mayor, William Howland, in 1886. The phrase originally referred to the city’s propensity toward strict Victorian values; Howland himself was anti-vice, anti-gambling, anti-liquor” (Toronto Star). Christopher’s neologism, like the work itself, seeks to imbue the past with new
energy and optimism. Toronto the Great juxtaposes historical public domain photographs and illustrations from the Toronto Archives with Christopher’s original hand lettering.

These 12" x 16" prints hand-lettered using brush and ink and printed in Toronto on Mohawk Superfine Eggshell Ultrawhite 120lb matte fine art paper, using an HP Indigo 7800 Digital Press.

Available for purchase here.