About the Book
Avard Woolaver has been taking photos for more than 40 years. He studied photography at Ryerson Polytechnical Institute in Toronto and was in business in the commercial photo industry there for a number of years. He now lives in Nova Scotia. He's particularly interested in New Topographics--the documenting of the human-altered landscape--as well as whimsical scenes and elements of surrealism found in everyday life. Photography keeps him in touch with the changing seasons, and the passage of time. His images are intertwined with childhood memories and locations around Hants County, Nova Scotia. He has been scanning an archive covering thirty years which has led to three books: Toronto Flashback (1980-1986), No Money Down – Toronto (1980-1986) and Toronto Days. A fourth book, Wish You Were Here, was published in October 2018. In March 2018 he had a solo exhibition at Ryerson University's Gallery 310. The show, featuring street photos taken from 1980 to 1995, was titled Toronto Days.