The Best Photography Galleries in Toronto
During the month of May more than 200 venues in Toronto showcase local and international photographers in the largest photography event in the world, Contact. The annual festival highlights not only this city's love for photography, but gives a chance for many talented photographers to display their work.
But May is not the only month to view great photography in Toronto. Dozens of galleries dedicate their exhibit space exclusively or predominately to photography all year long.
In our Best of Toronto survey, a wide-range of photography galleries were selected by our readers. Community-based and artist-run galleries like Gallery 44 and Gallery TPW offer exhibition space for their members. Pikto and Toronto Image Works display photos and also provide a wide-range of photography services in their store. In addition, readers highlighted more traditional individually curated venues, such as The Elaine Fleck Gallery and, our winner, the Stephen Bulger Gallery.
Focuses largely on documentary photography or photos that tell stories, and exhibits historic, established or mid-career artists. One of the major forces behind CONTACT. More »
Founded in 1979, Gallery 44 is a non-profit artist-run centre that features contemporary photography exhibits. Workshops and education programs are offered and a resource centre, darkroom and production facilities are available to members. More »
Vibrant gallery explores the vital role still and moving images play in contemporary culture. The new location on Ossington opened in the fall of 2006. More »
Pikto Gallery has a small exhibition space that complements its suite of services geared toward photography professionals including studio space and lab services. More »
Opened in the summer of 2006, Pentimento Fine Art Gallery is located in the heart of Leslieville. Featuring a wide range of artists and media in all stages of their careers. More »
Student and faculty run gallery programmed by Ryerson's School of Image Arts. Founded in 1990, the space also provides a venue for Canadian film and new media. More »
Popular destination for photo and digital printing and services, TIW also houses a small gallery space.