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Arts & Museums
Located in South Etobicoke, this gallery is housed within the Etobicoke Civic Center. After the city was converted into a suburb of Toronto, the city center has become the home of the gallery and other institutions. It promotes local artists, and features exhibits of mixed media. To reach here, take the Burnhamthorpe West exit of Highway 427. When you view the exhibits, you will realize that the road trip was definitely worth it.
Visit the Soccer Hall of Fame and Museum and take a look at the history and displays of soccer memorabilia preserved here. This museum focuses on the extra-ordinary and inspiring achievements of individual soccer players as well as teams. Check website for details.
Located in the Italian community Columbus Centre at the corner of Lawrence and Dufferin, the Joseph D. Carrier Art Gallery pays tribute to Italian and the Italian-Canadian art. Showcasing both contemporary and historic forms, the collection occupies three levels of the building's infrastructure. Divided into five separate exhibition areas, the gallery's main focus is Canadian artists of Italian ancestry. However, it also caters to international artists. The center also includes the Ristorante Boccaccio.
A not-for-profit, contemporary art gallery based with in the Mississauga City Hall, the Art Gallery of Mississauga is a treasure trove for art admirers in the city. From historic fine arts exhibition to the display of contemporary art works by renowned international artists, the gallery has its program well-curated to accommodate artworks encompassing various subjects. The gallery, through these exhibitions, aims to promote the visual arts that transcends boundaries as well as promote local artists. Situated at the city center, this a must visit gallery in Mississauga.
The Christopher Cutts Gallery displays artworks of the cream of the crowd in the world of fine art, not only from Canada, but also the United States and Europe. Displaying works of acclaimed artists and emerging talent, this gallery has hosted exhibitions of the work of Murray Favro, Sherri Hay, Gordon Lebredt, Cristina Lama, Sorel Etrog and many others. In spite of this, the gallery is a bit of a hidden gem that few know about.
Inaugurated in late 1996 by former Toronto mayor Barbara Hall, Peak Gallery is a top-notch exhibition space for contemporary art in all its styles, genres and forms. The design and construction of the facility, located in the High Park area of the city, was funded by Peak Trading, Travel and Cargo; and the company now sponsors both the gallery and its web site. The gallery's mission is to provide the best in contemporary art; be it from rising stars or established artists from Canada and around the world.
Located in downtown Brampton, the Peel Art Gallery, Museum and Archives was established in 1968. The museum is home to over 12,000 artifacts that reflect the history of Peel. The archives primarily include a collection of government documents and records, where as the art gallery has over 4000 artworks that adorn its walls. Guided and group tours of the facility are available upon request. The facility is also available on rent for private events like weddings, receptions, meetings and luncheons.
The Petroff Gallery makes for a stunning exhibition space that displays the works of contemporary artists, featuring photography, painting, sculpture, ceramic and glass creations. The gallery displays the works of both local and internationally renowned artists, some of which include David Calles, John McDonald, Rod Prouse, Chris Albert, Rudy Kehkla among several others. They have a jewelry section as well that showcases stunning pieces of handmade jewelry, along with a Judaica section that displays designer gift items for Jewish ceremonies.
Reuben & Helene Dennis Museum houses one of the most extensive collections of Judaica art in North America. It was founded in 1965, and has since collected artifacts relating to Jewish culture. Today, the museum houses Torah ornaments, Hanukah lamps and many other articles of interest. Tours of the museum are available, and cultural activities also take place in the museum from time to time.
Gallery TPW, owned and managed by the Toronto Photographers Workshop, showcases some of the best photography works in the region. Founded as an answer to the dearth of support for the art of photography in Canada, this association concentrates in giving focus to local photographers. It provides a stage for photographers to share their work with the public and thus reach out to the people. The gallery is also a venue for the various programs and events organized by the association. There are regular exhibitions held here that are attended by locals as well as visitors. Please check the website for further information.
Established in 2008, O'Born Contemporary is a commercial art gallery that showcases the artwork of living contemporary artists. The gallery is versatile and strives to represent the artists by making people aware of their work. Engaging in international fair and festivals, taking part in art events and discussions are some of the activities that the gallery is part of. The exhibition and artists keep changing at the gallery. For latest updates and details, please log on to their website.
LE Gallery is a contemporary art and photography gallery that was opened in 2003 to promote emerging talent. Today, the gallery features truly innovative and modern artworks that focus on the problems and issues that arise from the contemporary world and urban evils. The gallery has featured exhibits from artists such as Michael Antkowiak, Mark Carlson, Aidan Whitworth and many others.