Exhibition by Shetland Arts
Collecting art is a thrilling and challenging hobby that forces us to learn, discover, and expand our horizons. The main reason for buying art isn’t investment, but the enjoyment and pleasure that a fine piece of art gives us. Decorating our homes with pieces of art is a great way of expressing our tastes and feelings. Toronto is well known for its rich diversity of great art galleries with very friendly and welcoming staff and owners. Even if you aren’t the most experienced art collector, you’ll always find someone willing to help you and give advice in Toronto’s best galleries, which we will outline bellow.
55 Mill Street
Located in Toronto’s Distillery District, Arta Gallery is one of the most important and influential galleries in town. Arta has the great ambition to promote arts in everyday life situations and replace dull routine with colour movement and life. Their collection includes work by some of the best contemporary Canadian artists, as well as international artists. Arta offers special art consultations, helping their clients to find the best pieces of art for their homes or offices. Moreover, Arta’s beautiful, historic venue can be rented for social events and product launches.
1614 Queen Street West
Praxis gallery was established in 1995 by architect Branko Miokovic and is currently located in the Queen Street Gallery District. The gallery hosts approximately 25 exhibitions of all forms of art, including the works of several internationally recognized artists each year. Their services, including art and equipment renting, restorations, murals, and art classes, are very professional. Moreover, they offer a large selection of top-quality frames and a professional framing service.
Stephen Bulger Gallery
1026 Queen Street West
This commercial gallery focuses on the exhibition and sale of international, contemporary, and historical photographs. The quality of the services and the staff at Stephen Bulger Gallery is probably the best in all of Toronto. This gallery, located on Queen Street West, displays images made by the best photographers in the world.
Its inventory contains approximately 15,000 photographs and more than 3,000 books on photography.
641 Yonge Street
Roberts Gallery, founded in 1842, is the oldest fine art gallery in Canada. Their collection includes works by more than 30 prominent contemporary Canadian artists in addition to a diverse collection of historical works by the Group of Seven and other artists from this period. The gallery features a huge variation of landscape, figurative, still-life, and semi-abstract paintings and sculptures. They also focus on restoration and appraisals.
1183 Dundas St W
LE gallery opened its doors to the public in 2003, and since then has been the freshest gallery in Toronto. Its young and creative director, Wil Kucey, who graduated from OCAD, constantly introduces works by young, emerging and mid-career artists. LE Gallery has earned a decent reputation for itself and its artists with local, national, and international reviews as well as for being included in exhibitions at the Museum of Contemporary Canadian Art (MOCCA) in New York. The gallery hosts at least one exhibition each month.
Odon Wagner Gallery
196, 198 Davenport Road
For more than 30 years, Odon Wagner Gallery has been one of Toronto’s premier galleries for historic art. It focuses mostly on 18th and 19th century European paintings, but also exhibits works by modern masters. The gallery expanded and is now split into two galleries, one of which exhibits contemporary art while the other showcases paintings representing the many periods and schools from the last three centuries.
Clint Roenisch Gallery
944 Queen Street West
The West Queen West “Art+Design District“ is home to another perfect small gallery. Roesnich features a huge number of diverse artists whose works include photography, sculpture, drawing, painting, film, and installation. The gallery exhibited some of the most avant-garde works that have ever visited in Toronto. Its curator, Clint Roenisch, describes the huge diversity of the works displayed in this gallery: “The work is certainly quite disparate.“ The gallery looks amazing: it’s playful, creative, and very stylish.