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Cooper Cole (Dupont St.) / Contemporary Art

1134 Dupont St. 416.531.8000 Website
Cooper Cole (Dupont St.)

Cooper Cole gallery has joined the exodus of Toronto art galleries away from storefront spaces on streets like Queen and Dundas to formerly industrial areas where rent is cheaper and...

Gallery TPW / Photography

170 St Helens Ave 416.645.1066 Website
Gallery TPW

Gallery TPW opened the doors to its new 3,200 square foot home at 170 St. Helens Ave. in May, 2015 after previously occupying a storefront location on Ossington for nine...

Ryerson Artspace at the Gladstone / Contemporary Art

1214 Queen St. W 416.538.3100 Website
Ryerson Artspace at the Gladstone

Ryerson Artspace at the Gladstone recently took over the area formerly occupied by the Art Bar at the century old hotel and event space. And the new gallery might make...

Clint Roenisch (St. Helens) / Contemporary Art

190 St. Helens 416.516.8593 Website
Clint Roenisch (St. Helens)

Clint Roenisch's comforting neon sign may have disappeared from 944 Queen Street West after a-decade of light, but it's not gone forever, just re-installed somewhere new, a space more well-suited...

Katzman Contemporary / Contemporary Art

86 Miller St. 647.991.9515 Website
Katzman Contemporary

Katzman Contemporary is a new art destination on Miller Street nestled amongst working auto-body shops at the very northern tip of the Junction Triangle. Following Jessica Bradley's move to the...

BAND Gallery / Photography

1 Lansdowne Ave. 647.701.4323 Website
BAND Gallery

BAND Gallery (Black Artists' Networks in Dialogue) is a unique story in the Toronto art world. It's relatively rare that a bank, even one as precociously involved in the art...

Weird Things / Contemporary Art

998 Bathurst Street 416.538.9067 Website
Weird Things

Weird Things Antique Shop & Clubhouse is tucked away on a less frequently traveled stretch of Bathurst just south of Dupont. The gallery slash oddities shop slash anything-goes venue launched...

The Black Cat / Contemporary Art

2186 Dundas St W 416.388.7263 Website
The Black Cat

2186 Dundas was greeted with outpouring of excitement and support on Thursday night when the small storefront at the crossroads of Dundas West and Roncesvalles first opened its doors to...

XPACE (Lansdowne) / Contemporary Art

303 Lansdowne Ave 416.849.2864 Website
XPACE (Lansdowne)

XPACE is one of the more recent victims of Ossington's rapid gentrification, having closed its doors at the end of last year due to rent increases. Thankfully, it did, however,...

Brockton Collective / Contemporary Art

442 Dufferin St 647.725.0896 Website
Brockton Collective

Brockton Collective is housed in a nondescript industrial building on Dufferin just north of Queen. With tenants ranging from a reclaimed lumber shop to a chic hair salon to a...

3DPhacktory / New Media

1134 Dundas St E 416.462.0994 Website

3DPhacktory is a full-service 3D printing and design studio that opened its Leslieville doors last July. It offers cutting-edge technology to Toronto's creative industries in a collaborative and accessible setting. In...

Arsenal Toronto / Contemporary Art

45 Ernest Ave 647.346.9082 Website
Arsenal Toronto

Arsenal Toronto has stayed mostly under the radar since its April 2012 launch, likely overshadowed when it first opened by the manic frenzy of the Contact Photography Festival. But as the...

Walnut Contemporary / Contemporary Art

201 Niagara St. 416.271.6599 Website
Walnut Contemporary

Walnut Contemporary is Walnut Studios' new new affiliated commercial gallery and event space. It's also blessed with a great origin story: it replaces the defunct Canadian Corps Legion Hall (a...

MKG127 (Dundas West) / Contemporary Art

1445 Dundas St W 647.435.7682 Website
MKG127 (Dundas West)

MKG 127's relocation is a familiar Toronto story. The loftification of Ossington continues to claim victims, as the art galleries that made the area so appealing for condo developers...

Ryerson Image Centre / Photography

33 Gould St. 416.979.5164 Website
Ryerson Image Centre

Ryerson Image Centre is working hard to make the case for Toronto as Canada's photography mecca. Vancouver has long been considered Canada's capital for photography, with artists like Jeff Wall...

Videofag / New Media

187 Augusta Avenue 647.238.3047 Website

Videofag, as you may have guessed by its slightly on-the-nose name, is devoted to, yep, video-based work from local queer artists. A storefront cinema and performance space in Kensington Market,...

G Gallery / Contemporary Art

134 Ossington Street 647.340.3998 Website
G Gallery

G Gallery (from the University of Guelph) isn't the average art school gallery. First of all, it adheres to only one restriction: "No current student work." Visitors to the space,...

A Nerd's World / Photography

986 Bathurst Street 647.726.2020 Website
A Nerd's World

A Nerd's World has brought an eye-catching storefront to Bathurst St. south of Dupont. With a massive shelf of retro cameras bookended by walls of black and white portrait photography,...

Art Metropole (Dundas West) / Contemporary Art

1490 Dundas W 416.703.4400 Website
Art Metropole (Dundas West)

Art Metropole, the venerable artist-run centre and retailer, has settled in nicely after moving from King Street to cozier digs near Dundas and Dufferin this past June. Packing must have...

Trinity Square Video / New Media

401 Richmond St W 416.593.1332 Website
Trinity Square Video

Trinity Square Video is Toronto's long-running centre for all things video art. Beginning in a basement in downtown's Trinity Square in 1971, the centre has retained its original name and...

Scrap Metal Gallery / Contemporary Art

11 Dublin St 416.588.2442 Website
Scrap Metal Gallery

Scrap Metal Gallery joins Daniel Faria Gallery and other art spaces in the Bloor and Lansdowne neighborhood, occupying an industrial building on a small dead-end street. The space is in...

Graven Feather / Contemporary Art

906 Queen St. W Website
Graven Feather

Graven Feather had piqued my interest long before I actually made it in to have a look around. A street-level door hinting at the staircase behind it in a plain...

Daniel Faria Gallery / Contemporary Art

188 St. Helens Avenue 416.538.1880 Website
Daniel Faria Gallery

Daniel Faria Gallery is a bright contemporary art space in Bloordale Village, found amongst a strip of industrial buildings in warehouse that was an auto body shop in its last...

VSVSVS Gallery / Contemporary Art

25 Polson Street Website
VSVSVS Gallery

VSVSVS is a gallery in Toronto that doesn't rely on foot traffic or a board of directors to get things done. Instead it's an artist collective in the old school...

Galerie Lausberg / Contemporary Art

326 Dundas St. West 416.516.4440 Website
Galerie Lausberg

Lausberg Contemporary comes to Toronto by way of Düsseldorf, but in the five years since they opened their first space on Queen Street near Trinity Bellwoods park, their engagement with...

918 Bathurst / Contemporary Art

918 Bathurst 416.538.0868 Website
918 Bathurst

918 Bathurst is an eclectic community centre located at--you guessed it--918 Bathurst Street, just a few blocks north of Bloor. Though to some it may be a well-kept secret, the...

General Hardware Contemporary / Contemporary Art

1520 Queen St. W 416.516.6876 Website
General Hardware Contemporary

General Hardware Contemporary really did used to be an old hardware shop, but you'd barely know it from the chic interior. Gallery director Niki Dracos, a 20-year veteran of the...

Roadside Attractions / Contemporary Art

911 Davenport Rd 416.538.3997 Website
Roadside Attractions

Roadside Attractions is a unique window exhibition space, located on a lonely stretch of Davenport Road at Christie Street. Programmed by artists Kate Vasyliw and Roy Kohn, under their collective...

Whippersnapper Gallery / Contemporary Art

594B Dundas St. W Website
Whippersnapper Gallery

Whippersnapper Gallery has moved to a new space, and there's a brand new vision to go along with it. The gallery, now located at the southern tip of Kensington Market...

Telegramme Prints (Ossington) / Lithographs

194 Ossington Avenue 647.351.8998 Website
Telegramme Prints (Ossington)

Telegramme Prints, with their new, second location on Lower Ossington, is a one-stop shop for all things art, framing, posters and printing. Without a doubt, it's the premier store for...

Loop Gallery / Contemporary Art

1273 Dundas St. W 416.516.2581 Website
Loop Gallery

loop Gallery is not an artist-run centre, at least in the traditional sense - nor is it a commercial gallery. loop is a collective, and loop Gallery is its exhibition...

Site 3 coLaboratory / New Media

718R Ossington Avenue Website
Site 3 coLaboratory

Site 3 coLaboratory brings back memories of 1984. If you recall, 1984 saw geek culture take a turn for the better when the archetypal 80's film Revenge of the Nerds...

Twist Gallery / Contemporary Art

1100 Queen St. W 416.588.2222 Website
Twist Gallery

Twist Gallery is now officially open after finishing up some recent renovations. Taking over the space formerly occupied by SPIN Gallery, just above the Social, new owner, Nadia Kakridonis,...

Bau-Xi Photo / Photography

324 Dundas St. W 416.977.0400 Website
Bau-Xi Photo

Bau-Xi Photo is a recent addition to the Toronto photography scene. Located just steps away from Bau-Xi Gallery -- which exhibits art in a variety of media -- it's...

Olga Korper Gallery / Contemporary Art

17 Morrow Avenue 416.538.8220 Website
Olga Korper Gallery

Olga Korper Gallery has a lengthy and fascinating history. Started in the basement of Korper's former apartment on Markham Street, after a few years the then makeshift gallery moved...

Georgia Scherman Projects / Contemporary Art

133 Tecumseth Street 416.554.4112 Website
Georgia Scherman Projects

Located on Tecumseth just south of the Queen West strip, Georgia Scherman Projects is, as the name suggests, a project-based gallery. A circular sentence if I've ever written one,...

Studio Gallery / Contemporary Art

294 College Street 416.832.3933 Website
Studio Gallery

Studio Gallery isn't exactly the most conspicuous space I've ever visited. But, while the second floor location at College and Spadina may not be the easiest for pedestrians to...

Baitshop / Contemporary Art

358 Dufferin St. 416.536.6000 Website

The year is 1990. In between repeated viewings of Gleaming the Cube, my friends and I have managed to construct a quarter pipe ramp to help broaden our skateboarding...

Mercer Union / Contemporary Art

1286 Bloor Street West 416.536.1519 Website
Mercer Union

I've been meaning to check out the new location of the Mercer Union for quite some time. Although I live pretty close by, this was just one of those...

SPORT Gallery / Photography

55 Mill St., Building 32, Suite 103 416.861.8514 Website
SPORT Gallery

Along with Sports Illustrated, SPORT Magazine was an institution in the sports publishing business for most of the twentieth century. Launched in 1946, its heyday was the 50's and 60's...

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