Galleries and Museums


What better way to dive into the culture and vibe of a neighbourhood than at its galleries and museums? The Annex is an excellent place to spend a day walking around and exposing yourself to the wonderful creativity living in this eclectic neighbourhood. Here are some great galleries to experience in the Annex.

Art Museum at the University of Toronto

A dynamic interdisciplinary arts hub, the Art Museum at the University of Toronto is made up of both the Justina M. Barnicke Gallery in Hart House and the University of Toronto Art Centre. Offering year-round exhibitions and educational events that are free and open to the public, you will encounter diverse artistic and cultural perspectives from all ages and styles.

Galerie de Bellefeuille

Named one of the best galleries in the world two years running by Modern Painters Magazine, Galerie de Bellefeuille has always been keen to highlight internationally acclaimed artists. Offering works in all areas of fine Canadian and international art from paintings and prints to photography and sculpture, the 27,000 square feet of exhibition space offers an unparalleled gallery experience in Canada.

Liss Gallery

Featuring a consistent rotation of contemporary fine art and photographs by renowned artists as well as local and upcoming artists, Liss Gallery has something for everyone. Just a short subway ride to Yorkville and conveniently located on Cumberland Street, Liss Gallery is in an prime location. There is no better place to find the right art for your space than Liss Gallery.

Gardiner Museum

The Gardiner Museum is all about making, looking, and thinking through clay. Engaging audiences with exhibitions, programs, and hands-on classes year-round, the Gardiner Museum fuses together the experience of creating with a deeper understanding of the art of ceramics. The Gardiner also provide a unique dining experience with CLAY – an in-house restaurant inspired by the Museum’s ceramic focus.

Royal Ontario Museum

The ROM is Canada’s largest museum of natural history and the final marker along the Bloor St. Culture Corridor. Explore its remarkable collections of science and civilization through fascinating exhibitions, lectures tours and events of every magnitude. The Gardiner and Bata Shoe museums are also just steps away from the Royal Ontario’s Museum.