Then and Now Hamilton
In 2021, Ryan Moran began a project to “shine a light on bad developments and planning policies that have allowed for the proliferation of empty lots or other unconstructive developments in the city.”
This meant showcasing locations throughout downtown Hamilton where there are vacant, empty, or misused parcels of land and, using a before and after photo technique, demonstrating what used to occupy that space. The before and after picture sets below are an ongoing archive of Ryan’s work and will be kept up to date as long as he is producing this series.
Important – Slide the vertical bar either left or right to see the then and now shots. The then and now shots below are organized from most to least recent.
Toronto Dominion Bank and Imperial Bank of Canada / Parking Lot – April 1, 2021
Wentworth Arms Hotel / Parking Lot – March 25, 2021
Royal Hotel / Hamilton City Centre Mall – March 18, 2021
Grand Opera / Centre Point Plaza – March 11, 2021
Tivoli Theatre Building / Vacant Lot – March 4, 2021
Zeller’s / Jackson Square February 25, 2021
Century Theatre / Vacant Lot – February 18, 2021
February 11, 2021 – Gore Park
King & James Streets / Jackson Square – February 4, 2021
January 28, 2021 – Robinson’s / James Street South
Source – Ongoing social media posts by Ryan Moran