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Harbourfront Centre Announces Major Photography Project and Commissions

TORONTO, ON (March 25, 2010) – Harbourfront Centre today announced a unique artistic venture that will explore the land and people of Ontario’s Greenbelt and culminate in an outdoor exhibition to occupy Canada’s largest outdoor photographic exhibition space. The exhibition, Beyond Imaginings: Eight artists encounter Ontario's Greenbelt, will commission the work of eight emerging Ontario-based photographers, each one focusing on a distinct aspect of Ontario’s Greenbelt, one of the world’s largest and best protected greenbelt areas. The exhibition will open to the public June 18, 2010, at Harbourfront Centre’s 10-acre central waterfront site.

The eight selected photographers, to be announced shortly, will journey through different parts of Ontario’s Greenbelt from spring through late summer to convey through images the limitless diversity of the region. The photographs will tell the stories of the people who live and work in the Greenbelt, the vast natural expanse of land and resources, as well as the agri-businesses of this section of the province. The journeys of the eight photographers will be shared on various social media platforms leading up to and during the exhibition.

Harbourfront Centre’s Head of Visual Arts, Patrick Macaulay, will curate a selection of 72 photographs for the exhibition which reflect the people, places and inexhaustible beauty of the Greenbelt.

Beyond Imaginings follows the incredible success of RESPECT: A Photo Odyssey Celebrating Canada’s Boreal Forest, which captured the imaginations of millions of visitors to Harbourfront Centre from June 2009 through June 2010.

Beyond Imaginings: Eight artists encounter Ontario's Greenbelt is organized by Harbourfront Centre with support from the Friends of the Greenbelt Foundation and SAJO Inc. For information the public can call 416-973-4000 or visit

For more information about the Greenbelt the public can visit

Media contact: Cary Mignault, 416-973-4000,
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