17 jul, 2017
Canada Through the Lens of JWT Toronto’s Anton Mwewa
This year marked the 150th Anniversary of Canada, the 150th Anniversary of Confederation.
In honor of this celebration, we asked Anton Mwewa, JWT Toronto Art Director, to share five images that show the best of the 150-year-old country he calls home.
See more images from Anton here.
Canada’s National Exhibition
This image is of empty seats in front of the fairground game at the Canadian National Exhibition (CNE) in Toronto. Every year the CNE, Canada’s largest fair, begins at the end of August and runs into early September. This makes it the unofficial end of summer. It’s a bittersweet end because, in my opinion, no one loves summer more than Canadians.
Treetops Adventure Walk
This is the view from the aptly-named Treetops Adventure Walk located in Capilano Suspension Bridge Park in Vancouver, British Columbia. This walk is a series of seven suspension bridges attached to eight 30 ton, 250-year-old Douglas-firs. It’s amazing to see the care taken to create such a unique experience in the heart of the city, without harming the nature around it.
The CN Tower
No tour of Canada is complete without a showing of what was once the tallest structure in the world: the CN Tower. The iconic landmark is seen here during a foggy day punctuated by sunlight. I consider myself lucky to live in this city, one of the most welcoming and multi-cultural in the world, and to me, the CN Tower represents all that and more.
Art Gallery of Ontario
The entrance hall at the Art Gallery of Ontario (AGO) houses over 90,000 works of art. AGO encapsulates Canadians in just as many ways. It also helps that the entire building is a dream to photograph thanks to the work of renowned Canadian-born architect, Frank Gehry.
This is the entrance to a trail leading to Brandywine Falls in British Columbia. If Narnia was a real place, it would be the forests of B.C. in winter, where every Canadian cliché about snow-capped mountains, towering firs, and rustic trails proves gloriously true.