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15 Charles St. E.
Toronto, ON M4Y 1S1
Phone: (416) 924-1222
Fax: (416) 927-1369
15 Charles St. E., Toronto, ON, CA, M4Y 1S1
- Phone: (416) 924-1222
- Fax: (416) 927-1369
Arts & Museums
Founded in 1975 in historic Yorkville, Hollander York Gallery features some of Canada's most interesting traditional and modern artists, names such as Rose-Aimee Belanger, Victoria Block, Bruno Cote and Hugh Cunningham. Its impressive choice of paintings, sculptures and limited edition prints draws visitors and customers from far and wide. Located in the heart of the city's historic Yorkville, the gallery offers a superb selection of paintings, sculptures, and limited edition prints. Call ahead for more details.
Celebrating several decades in art exhibitions and creativity, Gallery One is a prominent landmark showcasing the works of art by established Canadian and international artists. Besides established names, the gallery also stages the frameworks of young and budding artists. This large exhibition arena mainly houses paintings, prints, sculptures and works from the estate of William Goodridge Roberts. The featured collection includes works by Milton Avery, Brunswick, Stephen Lack, Clay Ellis and Harold Feist. Besides these, Inuit art and African tribal art also intrigue the art-lovers.
An internationally renowned collection that ranges from 5,000-year-old pre-Columbian artifacts to 20th Century works from around the world makes Gardiner Museum one-of-a-kind in North America. The museum, located across from the Royal Ontario Museum and the University of Toronto campus, also features a boutique. Check out the Gardiner Shop, with contemporary Canadian works including books on ceramics to jewelery and bowls. Guided tours for groups can also be arranged. Check the website for further details.
In existence since 1962, this gallery ranks as one of the largest in Canada, with three floors of exhibition space devoted to works by Canadian and international artists. The gallery prides itself on being able to satisfy the needs of both first-time buyers and experienced collectors; as well as its ability to match up prospective purchasers with just the right art work. Among the artists represented by the gallery are Paul-Emile Borduas, Alex Colville, Mary Pratt, Jean-Paul Riopelle and the estate of David Milne.
Canadian Sculpture Centre is the base of the Sculptors Society of Canada (SSC) which was founded in 1928 by eminent sculptors. It is also the society's public gallery to exhibit modern Canadian carved works. It also hosts walking tours, artists conversations and lectures. Every month a different artist is highlighted from their member list and also provides a platform for emerging talents.
In 1933, a new gem named Samuel Hall and Currelly Gallery was added to the already existing list of galleries in Royal Ontario Museum. The selective display of this gallery comprises an introduction to the museum's collations, and interesting displays like dinosaurs and murals. Besides having a seating area for guests to ponder over art, the venue also accommodates various art exhibitions and social events in its uncluttered and well-planned space. To know more about the gallery, check website.
Located in the Eglinton West Village, Liss Gallery specializes in personal and corporate art, as well as art consulting. Established in 1983, it is in the vanguard when it comes to the promotion of both Canadian and International art. Originally called Affairs of the Art, the gallery boasts an assortment of contemporary fine art, including original paintings, photography, sculpture and limited edition prints. It also offers custom framing, with a large selection of quality frames, as well as delivery and installation of art works.
Royal Ontario Museum incorporates a unique mix of galleries to present art, archaeological objects and scientific specimens. The museum, which sees more than a million visitors annually, houses a collection of over six million objects on three floors. This is the only place in Toronto where you can enjoy unraveling the mysteries of the Egyptian mummies, watch and hear an active beehive and view inspiring artwork from many different countries. Upon leaving this museum, you will take along plenty of unique experiences.
Located in the atrium of Toronto Police headquarters, this 278 square meter (3,000-square foot) museum stands as a tribute to the men and women who risk their lives to protect the community. Educational interactive displays within this space allow visitors to grasp the importance of trust and understanding between the city's citizens and the police force. On display are historic vehicles, past and present uniforms, badges, weapons and facts about infamous cases. The Toronto Police museum theater also features videos of police operations.
Gallery Arcturus is a free art gallery and education centre in downtown. This non-profit gallery is run by The Foundation for the Study of Objective Art. The focus is on contemporary visual arts and the exhibits featured are permanent and temporary. They also conduct artist workshops.
If you like shoes, you'll love this museum devoted entirely to footwear; shoes from all cultures and all parts of the world, ancient times to the present. Fancy shoes and basic ones, boots and sandals, they are all in the Raymond Moriyama building, located north of the University of Toronto campus. You can view more than 10,000 pairs in all. Celebrity shoes include Queen Victoria's ballroom slippers, Elvis's blue patent loafers and Karen Kain's ballet pointes.
Robert Mede Gallery, located in the Designers' Walk area of the Annex, specializes in internationally recognized 19th and 20th century European, Canadian and American art. It also has an impressive display of period and contemporary bronze sculptures. It houses a diverse range of artwork; from Italian oils and Haitian primitives to turn of the century Russian and the bronzes of Suzor Cote, Robert Tait McKenzie and James Earle Fraser. It's a must-see for the more refined art connoisseur, and for anyone else who wants to learn more about art.