Despite being the largest city in Canada, Toronto still maintains the almost unsettling friendliness that is pervasive throughout the country. Its cosmopolitan citizenry make for a dizzying array of art galleries. But PotatoMike has narrowed it down to the best. You’re welcome.
190 Saint Helens Avenue. Toronto, Ontario M6H4A2 /1 (416) 516-8593/ clintroenisch.com
Monday -Saturday 12 AM-6 PM
Clint Roenisch was incorporated and opened in 2003. After 10 years of occupying both floors of 944 Queen West, adjacent to the Museum of Contemporary Canadian Art (MOCCA), the gallery recently moved to a larger space located at 190 Saint Helens Avenue in the new art district of Bloor and Lansdowne. Roenisch represents a diverse roster of artists across several generations who work with photography, sculpture, drawing, painting, film and installation. Several international artists including Roger Ballen (Johannesburg), Marcel van Eeden (Zurich) and Heather and Ivan Morison (Wales) have had their first solo exhibitions in Canada at Clint Roenisch.
7 Tank House Lane, Distillery District. Toronto, ON. M5A 3C4 CANADA/ corkingallery.com
Tuesday-Saturday, 10 AM - 6 PM; Sunday, 12 AM - 5 PM
Corkin Gallery is recognized worldwide for its contribution to contemporary art discourse. By facilitating discussion among artists, writers, curators, museums, and private collections, Corkin Gallery curates projects and exhibitions that contextualize the work of international artists with a historical trajectory. Corkin Gallery represents a roster of artists whose works explore issues concerning the environment, identity, consumerism, and narrative in a variety of mediums including photography, concrete abstract painting, digital media, and sculpture.
1444 Dupont St., Unit 15, Toronto, Ontario, Canada / +1 416 530 0444 / angellgallery.com
Wednesday - Saturday, 12 PM - 5 PM or By Appointment
Since its inception in 1996, Toronto-based Angell Gallery has been at the forefront of the contemporary art scene, presenting emerging and mid-career artists who take risks and challenge critical norms. Angell Gallery's programming showcases artists working in a variety of media including painting, drawing, sculpture, photography, video and digital. The latter has become a particular focus of late, with exhibitions designed to showcase outstanding artists creating digital paintings, video, animations and GIFs.
Stephen Bulger Gallery
1026 Queen Street WEST. Toronto on M6J 1H6. Canada/ bulgergallery.com
Tuesday to Saturday 11 AM - 6 PM
Founded in 1994, the Stephen Bulger Gallery has focused in the exhibition and sale of international contemporary photographs as well as historical photographs of Canada that define the documentary tradition. Open to all levels of collecting, the gallery specializes in working with first time buyers and includes institutions and individuals on all continents in its clientele.
Christopher Cutts Gallery
21 Morrow Ave, Toronto ON, M6R 2H9/ 1(416)532-5566/ cuttsgallery.com
Tuesday - Saturday 10 AM - 6 PM
The Christopher Cutts Gallery is a leading Toronto-based commercial fine art gallery dealing in critically acclaimed works of modern and contemporary art.Christopher Cutts Gallery has been in continuous operation since 1986 and has been located in its current facility for over 25 years. The gallery maintains an active roster of artists, many of whose works are included in leading public and private collections.