Living at 44 Charles Street, there’s no shortage of entertainment options. With the Varsity Cinema downstairs, the ROM down the street, and the shopping, eating and drinking options at Manulife Centre and beyond, the neighbourhood’s art galleries often get overlooked when thinking of things to do. And it’s a shame because they’re fantastic.
With just about 40 art dealers and galleries in the area, Yorkville is known as one of Toronto’s must-see Art Districts, and a top spot to shop specifically for Canadian art. Many of the galleries are housed in converted heritage homes nestled in amongst the brownstones and boutiques, and you can find anything from paintings, photography and mixed media to ceramics, glass works and sculptures to put in your apartment.
Revolver Gallery (77 Bloor St. W)
If you love pop art, Andy Warhol: Revisited is a must. Feast your eyes on his originals brought exclusively to Toronto from Los Angeles by former Torontonian Ron Rivlin. It’s the most talked about exhibition, so if you’re in the area it’s worth checking out. On now until December 31.
Gallery Gevik (12 Hazelton Avenue)
Lovers of Canadian art will find exactly what they’re looking for at Gallery Gevik. Their commitment to representing Canadian art at its finest is demonstrated in their exhibitions of established artists. They also boast a growing collection of historical art that is worth a look.
Loch Gallery (16 Hazelton Avenue)
Originally founded in Winnipeg, Loch Galleries has been building their collection for more than 40 years. Their collection includes significant Canadian and European historical works, as well as established contemporary artists focusing mainly on sculptures and paintings.
Ingram Gallery (24 Hazelton Avenue)
This gallery showcases exclusively Canadian art. The south gallery is home to historical works while the north houses contemporary sculptures and abstract textured pieces.
Kinsman Robinson Galleries (108 Cumberland St)
Figurative fine art is Kinsman Robinson’s specialty, with gorgeous Canadian and international collections on display. You can also find Robert Davidson and Norval Morrisseau pieces here, two of Canada’s leading First Nation artists.
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