Toronto galleries that are currently open to the public

Akasha Art Projects: Illuminated Muse, held over through the summer, 204D Carlton St, Toronto. By appointment only

L-R: Aliene Devries, Sonja Scharf, Keight Maclean

Canadian Sculpture Centre: EARTH • WORKS / Group Show, June 20 – July 26, 2020, 19 Mill Street, The Distillery District. New Gallery hours: Mon – Sat, 11 am – 5 pm: Sun, 12 – 5 pm.

Cesar Forero, Looking At The Future Through the Mirror”, bronze, 60 x 30 x 30cm

All visitors must wear masks. Only 5 visitors will be permitted to enter at a time. Please line up 6ft apart.

Clint Roenisch: Eli Langer solo exhibition, till mid July, 2020, 190 St. Helens Avenue, Toronto. Gallery hours: Fri and Sat, 12 – 5 pm. Private viewings outside these hours happily accommodated ( )

Eli Langer, Bathyscape, oil on canvas, 78 x 67.5 inches

Please also see our review by Mikael Sandblom

Cooper Cole: There are more than four, curated by Jacob Korczynski, featuring artists Andy Fabo, Robert Flack, Tim Jocelyn, and Chrysanne Stathacos continues until June 27, 2020, 1134 Dupont Street, Toronto. New hours of operation: Wed, 12 – 6 pm and Sat, 11 am – 6 pm. Mon, Tue, Thurs, Fri: by appointment only  or 416.531.8000.

Installation view of There are more than four

Visitors are required to wear disposable or fabric face masks while in the gallery. Maximum of four visitors for 30 minutes of viewing time. Must practice physical distancing in the gallery. The gallery recommends booking an appointment to ensure you don’t have to wait.

Dianna Witte Gallery: Jeff Depner’s recent solo show, Weights & Measures, till June 20, 2020. 1142 Queen St. East, Toronto, Thurs – Sat, 12 – 6 pm.

Installation view of Jeff Depner, Weights & Measures

Our new safety measures include hosting a maximum of 5 people in the gallery at one time and we will increase sanitizing frequency. We will be wearing face masks, and encourage you to do the same if possible, as well as maintaining social distancing measures. Private viewing appointments will still be available by phone or email (416.465.8500 or

Elaine Fleck Gallery: Todd Lawson, 1351 Queen Street West Toronto. Open by appointment only Wed – Sun 12 – 3 pm. Contact the gallery by email or phone: 416 469 8005. Social distancing and cleaning of common surfaces are being practised.

Todd Lawson, Idol Woody, 2020, acrylic on birch board, 60 x 40 inches

Gallery House: Debra Tate Sears, Solo Show and New Works, 2068 Dundas Street West Toronto, June 6 on. Opening: June 6, 2020, 9 am – 6 pm. You have to ask for a ticket as limited people are allowed in the gallery at 30 minutes time slots. Social distancing will apply.

Debra Tate Sears Rise & Shine, 2020, egg tempera on “True Gesso” cradled birch panel, 36 x 24 inches

Alternatively, if you can’t make it out to this special opening, please inquire via email or phone for a PDF of the works. To receive a complimentary ticketed time slot, please contact or call 416 587 0057.

General Hardware Contemporary: Kate Wilson, Exoplanet & Lila Rye, Blaze, June 20 – August 18, 2020, 1520 Queen Street West, Toronto. Open by appointment only please email  or call 416 821 3060.

Kate Wilson, Chemosphere, Judith & Norman Alix Art Gallery, Sarnia. Photo:
Shelly Mallon

Ingram Gallery: Sean Yelland, Lazy Boy, June 6 – July 11, 2020, 24 Hazelton Avenue, Toronto. Gallery hours: Tue – Sat, 10 am – 5 pm.

Sean Yelland, Over / Under, 2019, oil on canvas. 40 x 50 inches

MKJ 127: Strength in Numbers / Group Show, till June 20, 2020, 1445 Dundas St. W, Toronto, by appointment only 647.435.7682 or

Laurel Woodcock, Untitled 2 (Leaving the Movie Theatre – for Roland Barthes), colour photographs mounted on dibond, 47 x 31 inches, 

Muse Gallery:  Elizabeth Lennie, Aqua vita, 1230 Yonge St Toronto, Gallery hours: Tue – Sat, 11 am – 4 pm.

Nicholas Metivier Gallery:   Landon Mackenzie, The Moon is the Message, till July 4, 2020, 190 Richmond Street East, Toronto, Tue – Sat, 10 am – 6 pm.

Landon Mackenzie, Noja #1 (Blue + Wind), 2019

While appointments are not mandatory as of June 4, 2020 we strongly encourage setting up a private viewing in advance so that you can enjoy your visit safely. If you would like to book an appointment, please contact us at (416) 205-9000 or

Nikola Rukaj: Gestural Hands / Women Painters, 384 Eglinton Ave West, Toronto, Wed – Sat, 12 – 4 pm. They enforce social distancing, also be offering masks and gloves, as well as hand sanitizer at our front entrance. Plexiglass barriers have also been installed

Miriam Schapiro, earth, 1959, oil on canvas, 1959, 60 x 50 inches

patelbrown: Inaugural Exhibition, Adapt and Pivot, June 26 – August 8, 2020, 21 Wade Avenue, Toronto. Open by appointment only

Robert Kananaj Gallery: Silvia Argiolas, till July 26, 2020. Gallery hours:
Thurs – Sat, 12 – 5 pm.

Scrap Metal: Eduardo Basualdo, Shedding, 11 Dublin Street, Unit E Toronto, beginning June 6, 2020 the gallery is open on Saturdays 10 am-6 pm.

Installation view of Eduardo Basualdo, Shedding

Stephen Bulger Gallery: Select photographs by gallery artists, as well as photographs from the gallery’s inventory and consignments, 1356 Dundas Street West, Toronto. Open by appointment, or by chance. Current hours: Tue – Sat, 11 am – 4 pm. To make an appointment please book on our appointment scheduler or call 416 504 0575. Upon arrival, please knock or call 416 504 0575 to enter. For spontaneous appointments (whenever the gallery isn’t in the midst of an appointment), please knock or call 516 504 0575.

One group with maximum of 5 persons at a time. Visitors must bring and wear masks at all times while in the gallery. Staff will maintain social distancing, will wear masks, and will sterilize the gallery space after each visit

United Contemporary: Gordon Shadrach, Net Worth, July 2 – August 1, 2020, 1444 Dupont Street Unit 22. Gallery hours: Thu – Sat, 12 – 6 pm. Special hours for opening weekend: July 2 – 4, with COVID measures in place: Thursday, July 2: 12 – 8pm, artist present 4 – 8pm: Friday, July 312 – 8pm, artist present 4 – 8 pm: Saturday, July 4: 12 – 6pm. From 1 – 5pm the artist will be present, and DJ Keita Juma will be set up outside the gallery, entertaining attendees block party style, while we limit the numbers of guests into the exhibition for everyone’s safety. Please bring a mask to wear when in the gallery.

Installation view

Please also see our interview with Gordon Shadrach by Phil Anderson

This might not be the full list of Toronto galleries that are currently open to the public.

Images are courtesy of the galleries.

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