The creative heart of Toronto is blowing up in the city’s industrial spaces. In addition to the traditional art venues in West Queen West, more and more contemporary art galleries are moving towards open and commercial spaces. The burgeoning art scene has showcased exciting new artists and installations. If you ever find yourself in the commercial districts of Toronto, be sure to step into one of these five exciting modern art galleries.
1026 Queen St W, Toronto, ON M6J 1H1, Canada
The home to modern photographs, the Bulger Gallery was founded in 1994 and is focused on the exhibition and sale of international, contemporary, and historical photography. The gallery has recently found itself in possession of a large collection of negatives from the late Vivian Maier. Her work is available for purchase along with 15,000 other works by local artists. Feel free to contact the gallery for prices on listings for pieces by Robert Frank, among others.
170 St Helens Ave Toronto, ON M6H 4A1
Gallery TPW is the new home for a collaboration of photographers and artists named the Toronto Photographers Workshop. The group has worked together to promote photography as an art form in Canada since 1977. November marks the gallery’s annual Photoroma fundraising exhibition, where you can find works by artists like Samuel de Lange for charitable sale.
190 St Helens Ave Toronto, ON
The Clint Roenisch Gallery has made a name for itself by hosting exhibitions from avant garde artists. The gallery has been a staple for modern and contemporary art in Toronto since 2003. In addition to promoting the work of local artists, the gallery has also taken on a large role at international art fairs. They promote and sell works by artists like Tony Romano.
1620 Dupont Street Toronto, ON, M6P 3S7 Canada
Autumn Toronto is a multi-faceted gallery and art + book store that hosts seasonal events. In addition to viewing contemporary artists from the Ontario region, you can also attend one of the Autumn Presents events in order to meet local artists, view live performances, and enjoy drink specials. Browse around the gallery in order to find works by creatives like Lynda Cronin.
86 Miller Street Toronto, ON M6N 2Z9 Canada
Katzman Contemporary is the third reiteration of a popular art gallery. The site is dedicated to fostering communication between artists and their communities. In addition to hosting various exhibitions, the gallery also hosts talks, lectures, and art curations. You can study and purchase works by artists like Jeannie Thib.
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