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The new and renovated Art Gallery of Ontario holds permanent collections of art in different mediums, be it paintings, sculpture or collections of historic artifacts. This museum in the Chinatown district is one of Canada's largest fine art museums. You can view exhibits, including the 19th-century Impressionists, Henry Moore and an exclusive Canadian collection of paintings by the famous Group of Seven. In all, there is a permanent collection of over 24,000 works representing 1,000 years of European, Canadian and contemporary art. Facilities include a gift shop, restaurant and a family-oriented activity center.
The Corkin Gallery is a contemporary art gallery that participates in several significant art fairs and events around the globe on behalf of Toronto. Inspite of this, the gallery is a bit of a hidden gem, and features beautiful paintings and photography exhibits from local as well as foreign artists. The gallery has transformed an old tank house into a hotbed of creative expression, while still retaining the industrial interiors of its premises. Artists such as Nicola Katsuras, Barbara Astman, Sharon Switzer, Ramón Serrano and Lori Newdick have displayed their works here.
The Power Plant gallery, part of Toronto's Harbourfront Centre complex, has earned an impressive reputation as one of the finest art institutions in Canada and in the world. Devoted solely to contemporary art, it provides an opportunity for its audience to be exposed to innovative forms in different genres and disciplines, including photography, new media and sculpture. Exhibits include artists from across the country, with a particular focus on the work of locals.
The Stephen Bulger Gallery is a contemporary art gallery that displays works of artists from all over the world, as well as local talent. These include books, artworks and photography exhibits from artists such as Benoit Aquin, Clive Holden, Dario Zini, Alison Rossiter, Zhang Yaxin, Alex Webb, Elizabeth Siegfried and several others. This gallery is a must visit if you are even remotely interested in contemporary art.