For this new commissioned series, Parr toured through several of Toronto’s food-centric shopping locations and created a portrait of the city through the tastes we share. Stops included the historic St. Lawrence and Kensington markets, of significance to many of the city’s immigrant communities, past and present. The tour also brought the artist to Chinatown and the organic farmer’s market at Dufferin Grove Park. Popping in and out of big-box stores and tiny food stalls, camera in hand, Parr followed his ravenous documentary instinct, snapping away at products on the shelves and on the plates of hungry diners.
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