The Urban Forest of Ontario Place

The photography featured in this exhibition invites you to spend time considering the importance of the urban forest at Ontario Place.

The artists responded to a call to document the trees of Ontario Place. We know that pending development changes to this historic public park in the coming years means this body of work is helping to create a record of the hundreds of trees that were planted on the site over 50 years ago.

Part of the Scotiabank CONTACT Photography Festival 2022.

Read the curatorial statement by curator Karen Carter here.



First Prize: Michelle Kay

Second Prize: Mariana Topfstedt

Third Prize: Susan Kerr

Honourable Mentions: Gokche Erkan & Tenzin Dorjé


Claribel Angulo

Jonas Chin

William Greaves

Ildiko Rostas




Darcy Killeen, Executive Director of CONTACT Photography Festival

Craig D’Arville, Co-Founder & COO of FFOTO

Margaret Zeidler, President & Founder, Urbanspace Property Group


Feature image by Susan Kerr

Installation images by Karen Carter

Artwork images courtesy the artists

Curated by:

Karen Carter


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