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.

Current Events


History Talk: The Home Front in the Great War

An illustrated presentation on Toronto's role in the First World War, including the causes of the war, recruitment and training, munitions production in the city, racial tensions, conscription, women's suffrage, and prohibition.. The talk accompanies the current exhibit on the topic, which includes artifacts, letters, posters and photos from the period.

Upcoming Special Events



The Market Gallery will be open on the following days during the holidays:

Tuesday, December 23              10 am – 4 pm
Wednesday, December 24         10 am – 4 pm
Thursday, December 25             Closed
Friday, December 26                  Closed
Saturday, December 27              9 am – 4 pm
Tuesday, December 30              10 am – 4 pm
Wednesday, December 31         10 am - 4 pm
Thursday, January 1                   Closed
Friday, January 2                        Closed
Saturday, January 3                    Closed


Due to the temporary closing of the South St. Lawrence Market for cleaning and building maintenance, the Market Gallery will be closed on Friday, January 2nd and Saturday, January 3rd.  Regular hours of operation will resume on Tuesday, January 6, 2015.



Souvenirs for Sale

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

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Now available for purchase at the Market Gallery

Published in conjunction with the exhibition Smart Address: Art Deco, Style Moderne & their Contemporaries in Toronto, this 142 page publication with 65 black & white illustrations is available at the Market Gallery for only $20.00 including taxes. All sales are cash only at the gallery.

This publication is sponsored by the Toronto Architectural Conservancy. All proceeds go to the TAC to support their research and advocacy in the preservation of buildings and structures of architectural merit.