Toronto Tempo: beautiful timelapse of Toronto's rhythms

"Toronto Tempo," a 3:42 timelapse video of Toronto captures the city's many iconic rhythms and gaits, from the subway's rocketing roar to the deceptive stillness of the lakeshore to the beetling crowds of the Eaton Centre and the St Lawrence Market. It's beautifully edited, even if it sports the obligatory ethereal timelapse music.

(via @davidakin)


  1. Whoa.  Tilt-shift has always been kind of neat, but this adds a whole new element of surrealism.  I like.

  2. it took me 45 minutes to drive 5 blocks in downtown T.O. today (thanks, zombie-walk congestion). I wish I’d been on time-lapse.

    1. I feel ya. We spent three-and-a-half hours in traffic, and we only went as far as Rathburn and Central Parkway. Between the zombie walk and the Gardiner closure, just stay home.

  3. This timelapse is not very original. The intro is a copycat from this

    Many of these shots have already been done and appeared in independent timelapse films superior to this. Ryan needs to do more unique shots of his own. It’s not very hard to set up a dolly at the Docks and pull off a move. Why not at least do a day to night in front of Honest Eds instead of a shot that someone else has already done?……

  4. Yep, homesick. I didn’t think I’d miss Toronto after I left, but that made it feel like home.

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