Gallery City brings art to Eglinton

 

Eglinton Avenue has always had some of the best shopping and dining in the Toronto. The variety of goods and services that can be purchased on the Eglinton Corridor is world class. This summer, we’ve partnered with the seven Eglinton BIAs and local businesses to make the shopping experience even better.

Photo of Catherine Carroll, owner of Black Rock Studio

“Gallery City is a great initiative to create connections between the public and the businesses they pass by every day,”
said Catherine Carroll, owner of Black Rock Studio at 
1649 Eglinton Avenue West.

From now until August 25, Eglinton is being transformed into Gallery City. Over 40 different businesses from Mount Dennis to Laird are displaying works of art from local artists. The artwork is varied, ranging from massive photography pieces to portraits and abstract items – there’s something for everyone!

“In Mount Dennis, even the colourful Gallery City posters in our shop windows seem to liven up the streetscape,” said Cassandra Nicolaou, owner of supercoffee at Eglinton Avenue and Weston Road. “The project has given me a reason to visit the other businesses – something I usually don’t have time for – and see their pieces.”

Not only can you experience the art in street-side galleries, but you can win your favourite piece. Here’s how to enter:

1. Visit a participating business
2. View the art
3. Submit a ballot inside (or online in select cases)

Ballots are free, and you can enter once per piece. The winners will be announced online in September.

For complete details, and a directory of businesses and artists, visit www.gallerycity.ca.