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touring toronto with pam lau


Written by: Lydia Pawlowsky
Photos by: Pam Lau

Toronto photographer Pam Lau has got a serious case of the blues—and we couldn’t be happier for her.

Her ongoing photo series bbblue (which you can follow on Instagram) takes us on a colourful, albeit hue-specific, tour of the city by matching styled photo shoots to their corresponding Pantone surroundings—all of which she then captures on film. This self-initiated project will be culminating in November with the launch of a photobook of the same name. Stay tuned for more launch party details, to be hosted at the Black Cat Artspace in Roncesvalles.

In anticipation of the book launch, we wanted to share some of our favourite shots from the series as paired with some of our favourite local spots. Moving from bold turquoises to whispers of periwinkle, and from Leslieville to Parkdale, Pam’s photos seamlessly navigate both Toronto and the colour wheel.

Processed with VSCOcam with m5 preset Parkdale: Crown Flora, 96 Tears Vintage, Capital Espresso

Processed with VSCOcam with a9 preset Trinity Bellwoods: Type Books, Bellwoods Brewery, White Squirrel Cafe

Processed with VSCOcam with a9 preset Koreatown/Annex: Kevin’s Taiyaki, Saving Gigi, BMB Karaoke

Processed with VSCOcam with a9 preset Kensington Market: A Home Run, Pamenar, Cold Tea

Processed with VSCOcam with hb1 preset King Street East: Odin, Stacklab, Woods

Processed with VSCOcam with m5 preset Cabbagetown: East Room, Grinning Face Gelato, Kanpai



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