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Old 04-13-2012, 01:56 PM
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Visiting Toronto, any (arty) advice?

I have an opportunity to go to Toronto (Ontario, Canada), at the end of this month, never been there before although I have always heard that it is a wonderful city. Anyone with any "don't-miss-it" advice, especially museums, galleries -- any other personal recommendations? I'm taking my sketchbook, I'll be looking for plein air locations too!

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Old 04-13-2012, 03:23 PM
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Re: Visiting Toronto, any (arty) advice?

Art Gallery of Ontario, then south through the Ontario College of Art, walk through the park south of that (sidestreet), see the Grange (turn your head west), see the Art Gallery from the backside (super cool architectural happenings, then south again to Queenstreet west where there is the most amazing graffiti in the back and side alleys, beautiful stuff (mixed in with the banal, of course). Kensington Market, West of Spadina, North of Dundas has great little shops and more fabulous graffiti.
Distillery District (a small bundle of buildings) is another place. It has one building that is all artist run small galleries. I can get you address if you need them, but I think there is enough info to just google it.
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Old 04-13-2012, 03:46 PM
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Re: Visiting Toronto, any (arty) advice?

If you can get transport, the McMichael Collection is worth a visit ( it's a little NW of Toronto). For plein air work, you might enjoy the Toronto Islands.
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Old 04-15-2012, 02:17 AM
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Re: Visiting Toronto, any (arty) advice?

I recommend Magic Pony, quirky lowbrow gallery. Queen west area. Plein air-allens gardens.
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Re: Visiting Toronto, any (arty) advice?

I would second the motion to visit the McMichael Collection. It is THE place to see works by The Group of Seven. As you may know, they are a group of 20th century Canadian artists who went out into the outdoors, often in winter, and painted landscapes in bold colors and forms. My favorite is Lawren Harris, but of course there are 6 more! Enjoy.
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Re: Visiting Toronto, any (arty) advice?

How about the shoe museum?
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