In the 1990 the city of Toronto began the redevelopment of the Port Lands, which at the time was comprised of industry and wastelands. Since then there has been an infusion of recreational facilities, water treatment centres as well as the creation of four fully equipped studios. I came across the Toronto Port Lands through the discovery of the Vancouver based Chinese supermarket T & T which has recently been bought over by Loblaws. The T & T is located on Cherry St, behind it there is a drive in movie theatre and a bunch of nightclubs. If you drive down Cherry St you’ll come across the T & T supermarket and the first thing that will come to mind is the question; why is there a Chinese supermarket in the middle of an industrial area.
I am interested in presenting the mishmash of individual facets that make up the Toronto Port Lands.
Morris Lum is a Mississauga based photographer/artist whose work explores the hybrid nature of the Chinese-Canadian communities in the Markham, Mississauga, Scarborough, Richmond Hill and Toronto area. Morris is currently represented by Atti Gallery in Toronto.