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This impactful walk-through experience, shown on 30-foot screens enveloping the audience, surrounds you with the story of humanity’s impact on the planet, the urgency of the climate crisis, and our quest for positive change.

Created from the powerful photographs and film of Edward Burtynsky’s 40-year career, produced by Canadian music legend Bob Ezrin and combined with a staggering original score composed by Phil Strong, In the Wake of Progress challenges us to have an important conversation about our legacy and the future implications of sustainable life on Earth.

Complemented by a specially curated gallery show of traditional Burtynsky’s photographs and high-resolution murals including new and never-before-seen images, the project includes a ‘Change Station’ which tackles the question “what can I do now?”, as well as two powerful augmented reality (AR) experiences exploring the impacts and legacy of the internal combustion engine.

In the face of the climate crisis, In The Wake of Progress dares us to have an important conversation about the legacy of the widespread impact of human industry and what it means for the future of sustainable life on this planet.

COVID-19 Protocols

Please refer to our Festival COVID-19 Policy and Procedures HERE

Camera Policies

Still and video photography is permitted, and encouraged, for personal use only, with no flash.

No professional equipment permitted (unless pre-arranged with ITWP staff).

Selfie-sticks are not permitted.

When taking photographs, please respect the space and the experience of your fellow patrons and the rights of the artist under Canadian Copyright law.

Canadian Opera Company Theatre

239 Front St E, Toronto, ON M5A 1E8 Canada

Presented as the Joey and Toby Tanenbaum Opera Centre, in the heart of Toronto’s Corktown neighbourhood, this building houses the Canadian Opera Company’s administrative offices, ample coaching and rehearsal spaces, workshops for props, wigs, and makeup, as well as archives, a music library, and a highly customizable performance venue: The Canadian Opera Company Theatre (COCT). This 19th-century building saw extensive renovations in the mid-1980s and was most recently retrofitted with all new recording and broadcast capabilities.


All entry is via a timed ticket and all sessions start promptly at the time indicated. Please arrive 30 minutes in advance of the start time for your session.