Time-Lapse Scrambling in Toronto


Scramble from Sam Javanrouh on Vimeo.

Here is a mesmerizing time-lapse video from Spacing Toronto and photoblogger Sam Javanrouh. The clip shows traffic moving through Toronto’s pedestrian scramble — a.k.a. priority crossing, a.k.a. Barnes Dance — installed at Yonge and Dundas Streets last August.

There’s no music, so you’ll need your own soundtrack. We suggest the Beta Band’s "B + A"

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