Current Obsession: stunning aerial photographs of Toronto taken from Canada’s tallest crane
Robert MacFarlane, a crane operator working on Daniel Libeskind’s L Tower on Front Street, tweets photos from his panoramic vantage point atop what is currently the tallest free-standing crane in Canada. His tools—a point-and-shoot camera and a smartphone—are simple, but with 365-degree views stretching as far west as Mississauga and as far north as Markham, the results are spectacular. Since reading about MacFarlane in the Toronto Star earlier this month, I find myself checking his feed daily and swapping in my current favourite image as a desktop background (right now it’s this one). That way, I get to spend the day gazing at viscerally stunning views normally reserved for the birds.
Michelle Reddick is the online intern at Toronto Life.