Future Files T.O.

According to Elizabeth Guffey and Kate C. Lemay in their book Retrofuturism and Steampunk, if “futurism is sometimes called a ‘science’ bent on anticipating what will come, retrofuturism is the remembering of that anticipation.”

Future Files Toronto is a tongue-in-cheek, outlandish look at the future of our city, inspired by its unique neighbourhoods, art from the past and science fiction. As foresight researchers, we have a soft spot for artistic renderings of the future, especially those stylized, idyllic images of robots and flying cars from the 1950s.

Project Facts

  • 3 in-house illustrators
  • 19 distinct Toronto neighbourhoods depicted
  • Lots and lots of robots