Alternative Photo Services houses two gallery's and a print shop. Providing an opportunity for photographers to show their work, and events to learn and grow, we are also a one-stop-shop for printing and framing. Opening in September 2014, Bob Carnie set up his darkroom and gallery here on the Danforth. Carissa Ainslie joined one year later and continues to grow the Connections brand.
Bob Carnie Owner/Printer
Bob Carnie is a Toronto-based photographer/printer with an international reputation for printing traditional and digital for acclaimed photographers, galleries and museums. Being most in his element while working in the darkroom, Carnie maintains a hands-on approach that fuels his passion for photography. Bob is also the owner of The Dylan Ellis Gallery and Connections Gallery which are an extension of his photographic experience. Both gallery’s allow photographers to showcase their work.
Carissa Ainslie Director of Operations
Carissa moved to Toronto from the East Coast to attend the Ontario College of Art and Design University, graduating with a Bachelor of Design in 2014. Since then, she has been involved in various endeavours that have given her experience in the non-profit sector, publications and community engagement. Carissa has been involved with the Feminist Art Collective since 2013 and also serves on the board of directors for East End Arts. In September 2015, she joined the 1840 Danforth team as the Director of Operations and has helped the gallery evolve into the Connections brand.