Market Gallery exhibition held over until June 12|
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There is still time to discover old Toronto through the eyes of one of its most
influential 19th century citizens. The Textures of a Lost Toronto: John Howard’
s Documentary Art & Drawings, 1830s - 1880s will be held over until June 12.
John Howard helped build and define the early city, and this exhibit is a
testament to his most prolific period. A rare collection of original art and
artifacts illustrates both Howard’s vision and accomplishments. Architectural
plans, maps, models and watercolours portray the Georgian urban environment of
a lost Toronto.
The exhibition draws from the collections of the City of Toronto, the Toronto
Public Library, the Archives of Ontario and the National Archives of Canada. It
represents the first time that all of this material has been exhibited in one
place, although some paintings were displayed in Toronto’s earliest art shows
in the 19th century. The Textures of a Lost Toronto is curated by Dr. Carl
Benn, Chief Curator of the City of Toronto.
The next exhibition, Heart-Shaped Box: A poetic reflection on the Rebellion of
1837 will open on June 17 and run until October 2. It is part of a multi-venue
presentation that includes exhibits and programs at two of the City’s museums -
Gibson House and Mackenzie House. The core of the Market Gallery installation
is a collection of six hand-carved boxes made by men imprisoned for their
participation in the Upper Canada Rebellion of 1837.
The Market Gallery is located on the second floor of the South St. Lawrence
Market, 95 Front St. E. Gallery hours are Wednesday through Friday: 10 a.m. -
4 p.m.; Saturday: 9 a.m. - 4 p.m.; and Sunday: noon - 4 p.m. Admission is free.
Coordinator of Collections & Outreach
Museums & Heritage Services