Nine Artworks in TD Gallery's Toronto Revealed
TD Gallery's Toronto Revealed exhibit showcases modern and contemporary highlights from the library's Canadian Documentary Art Collection (a collection with 15,000 pieces of art, over a million photographs and more than 3,000 postcards).
Works in the exhibit span from the 1930s to as recent as 2017. This is the first time that many of these works have ever been exhibited. All of these paintings, drawings and prints preserve views of a city in constant flux — places that are familiar, others that have gone unnoticed and ones that are lost and forgotten.
Below is a map of downtown Toronto along with pins for each of the nine artworks in this post. A version of this map can be found in an interactive installation as part of Toronto Revealed (see more info about the exhibit at the end of this post).
Select a number below to jump to the corresponding artwork from the map — or, if you're feeling old-fashioned, go ahead and scroll down.
Parkdale, Queen Street West
Copyright © Brian Harvey
Copyright © Brent Arlitt
Nassau Street, Looking southeast across Augusta
Copyright © Charles William Sherman
Queen Street West, near Simcoe Street
Copyright © Leslie Tait
Yonge Street Subway, Shuter Street Ramp
Copyright © Evelyn Bayefsky
King and Jarvis Streets
Copyright © Vernon Mould
Trefann Street (Toronto)
Copyright © Estate of Vello Hubel
Copyright © Traven Benner
Skyline from Riverdale Park, March 1977
Walter J. Coucill
Copyright © Estate of Walter Jackson Coucill
February 10 - April 22, 2018
Monday - Friday, 9:00 - 8:30; Saturday, 9:00 - 5:00; Sunday, 1:30 - 5:00
Toronto Public Library has digitized all the artwork in this exhibit. View them in the Digital Archive.