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October 21, 2013
Market Gallery's 'Smart Address' exhibition features Toronto architecture of the 1920s and '30s
The City of Toronto's Market Gallery has partnered with the Toronto Architectural Conservancy to present Smart Address: Art Deco, Style Moderne and Their Contemporaries in Toronto – an exhibition that reveals and explores the city's architectural history through some of its most innovative buildings. Smart Address runs from October 26 to January 25.

"The Smart Address exhibit gives visitors the opportunity to see some of the city's original and best architectural legacy," said Councillor Michael Thompson (Ward 37 Scarborough Centre). "It is impressive that many of these buildings still stand to this day. A number of them have also been retrofitted onto new structures, so that their presence is still with us."

The exhibition features Toronto buildings of the 1920s and '30s that reflect Art Deco and Style Moderne. Through black-and-white photographs the exhibit shows that in the decades between the First and Second World Wars, Toronto was undergoing phenomenal change. The city's architecture of that time reflects a culture of change.

"This exhibition is both a celebration of Toronto's diverse architecture and a reminder of how our city continues to evolve," said Councillor Pam McConnell (Ward 28 Toronto Centre Rosedale). "The beautiful designs and enduring artistry of these buildings are important touchstones to our past and a vital part of our urban fabric."

The Toronto Architecture Conservancy, the largest and founding branch of the Architectural Conservancy of Ontario, is committed to preservation, research and advocacy for the City's buildings of architectural merit.

Market Gallery exhibitions are free to the public. The gallery is mandated to showcase Toronto’s art, culture and history, and offers educational programs for school groups and adults. Located on the second floor of South St. Lawrence Market, 95 Front St. E., the gallery is open Tuesday to Friday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. and Saturday from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. More information is available at

Toronto is Canada's largest city and sixth largest government, and home to a diverse population of about 2.8 million people. Toronto's government is dedicated to delivering customer service excellence, creating a transparent and accountable government, reducing the size and cost of government and building a transportation city. For information on non-emergency City services and programs, Toronto residents, businesses and visitors can dial 311, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

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