The Market Gallery

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The Market Gallery

Discover the art and history of Toronto

Explore the sights and sounds of the historic South St. Lawrence Market, site of Toronto's 19th century City Hall, with a visit to the Market Gallery, where you'll find exhibits and programs on the art, culture and history of Toronto presented in the original city council chamber.

Closure Notice: The Market Gallery will be closed from March 20 to 24. Our new exhibition, Becoming Canadian in Toronto, will open March 25.

Current Exhibit

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Unearthing Toronto's Oldest Marketplace

The Market Gallery presents the exhibition "Unearthing Toronto's Oldest Marketplace: The Archaeology of the North St. Lawrence Market".

The exhibition runs from November 19, 2016 to March 18, 2017.

Upcoming Exhibit

Becoming Canadian in Toronto

March 25 to July 15
Diversity Our Strength is the City's modern motto but the city's history tells a different, more colourful story. Using videos, oral histories, artifacts and documents, this exhibit explores immigration through stories of struggle, triumph, and celebration. Take a journey from the 1700s up to the present day as you explore how different migrants carved out their place in Toronto's history. As Canada celebrates her 150th year, you will be challenged to consider what becoming Canadian in Toronto really means.


Upcoming Events

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Edwardian Tea

The Market Kitchen, in partnership with the Market Gallery present an Edwardian-themed talk and tea.

Guests will enjoy an illustrated talk on 19th century Toronto focusing on the St. Lawrence Market neighbourhood in the Victorian era followed by an Edwardian Tea inspired by historic recipes.

* Pre-registration is required.

To book this program, please call the Market Gallery at 416-392-7604 or email



Souvenirs for Sale

Help support the Market Gallery with your purchase of these unique souvenirs!