A division of the Ontario Government agency Metrolinx, GO Transit opened its first line in 1967. Since then, it has evolved to form an extensive commuter network of trains and buses connecting people in the Greater Toronto and Hamilton Area, with routes extending to communities across the Greater Golden Horseshoe. GO’s distinctive green and white trains and buses serve a population of more than seven million people across more than 4,247 square miles (11,000 square km), and the combined rail and bus system carries approximately 68 million passengers annually.
This photograph is from the Archives of Ontario Lenscape Incorporated client records (series F 4593-1), which document project sites for a number of Lenscape’s clients. Lenscape was a Toronto-based photography firm founded in 1981 by Elizabeth Jones and Pedro Ho to provide photography and presentation services to architectural firms and construction companies. This photograph is an example of a contact sheet—a positive print of all the negative images from a roll of film, typically used for proofing purposes. This sheet was perhaps used to determine promotional images for GO’s services.