With more than 800 exhibits and a dozen halls, it is no wonder Ontario Science Centre has managed to attract over 30 million visitors since it opened in 1969. Aside from traditional science shows, the center also features interactive areas where visitors can take part in their own experiments. It also offers a movie theater, offering screenings of thrilling and educational IMAX format films aimed at the entire family.
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.
Clint Roenisch Gallery Inc is one of the lesser known galleries of Toronto, and features a mixture of paintings, photographs, sculptures and art installations from not only local artists, but even some from other corners of the world. The gallery was established in 2003 and featured the works of artists such as Jason de Haan, Harold Klunder, Richard Serra, Seth Scriver and Marcel van Eeden among many others.
The Redpath Sugar Museum presents a collection of memorabilia from the Canadian sugar industry and the Red path family. This unique museum screens films and videos about sugar and the sugar industry. Special guided tours are offered for school children as well.
Located in the Forest Hill Village neighborhood, Lonsdale Gallery features significant contemporary and international visual art works from painting, photography, sculpture and mixed media. Among the gallery's star artists are Pedie Wolfond and George Boileau. To help the public understand and appreciate contemporary art, most exhibits are accompanied by the artist talking about the work and answering questions.
Since 1979 YYZ Artists' Outlet has been exhibiting some of the finest art on the scene. Established by a collective of young artists, its mandate is to provide exhibition space to those who are not getting recognition by more commercial galleries and institutions. Half of the gallery space is devoted to visual art, while the rest contains room for artists to actually produce their work. As well, since 1986, it has had a permanent screening room where video and film are available for viewing during gallery hours.
In 1933, a new gem named Samuel Hall and Currelly Gallery was added to the already existing list of galleries in Royal Ontario Museum. The selective display of this gallery comprises an introduction to the museum's collations, and interesting displays like dinosaurs and murals. Besides having a seating area for guests to ponder over art, the venue also accommodates various art exhibitions and social events in its uncluttered and well-planned space. To know more about the gallery, check website.
Located on Trinity Street, the Enoch Turner School was established in 1848 as Ward School. Commissioned by Enoch Turner, the schoolhouse was built drawing inspiration from the Gothic Revival style of architecture. The brick schoolhouse was built with a mission to arm the poor kids of the neighborhood with education.
The Thompson Landry Gallery located in the Historic Distillery District opened in 2006 and set exemplary standards for other galleries in Toronto. Unusual as it may seem, this is Toronto's only space that is dedicated solely to the artists of Quebec, both emerging and established. The gallery can also be rented for wine tastings, media launches, recitals and cocktail parties. Check the website for a list of upcoming exhibitions.