Project Gallery’s New Home
Locals will attest that Project Gallery is a place that not only knows how to curate an inspiring exhibit, but also how to throw a stellar opening party. It was that mix of culture and community that made the east-end gallery a perfect partner for Streetcar. Now, we’re pleased to announce Project Gallery has a new home at 1210 Dundas Street East, right beside our corporate headquarters and Gare De L’Est.
“The relationship with Streetcar actually started through The Broadview Hotel,” says Devan Patel, Gallery Director and Owner at Project Gallery. “Streetcar was looking to partner with an east-end gallery to source local artist’s work for the hotel, and I focus on all Toronto-based artists,” he says. Patel curated showcases for each of the hotel’s floors, so guests are greeted with a little bit of local flavour when they step off the elevators. “As we saw more opportunity to work together, the space at 1210 Dundas became available and it was a great fit for us.”
Project Gallery’s new location opened on August 3rd with a group show featuring works from emerging and established artists. Exhibits, such as landscape paintings by Kevin Colombus (on now) will run two to three weeks at a time. Visitors can expect both fine arts as well as experimental works, including sculpture and installations from Laura Hudspith as well as mixed media and neon pieces from SoTeeOh. The gallery will also be part of Streetcar’s ongoing cultural programming, including an upcoming free community screening of Citizen Jane on August 31st.
“As a city-building company, our investment in the arts is to really try and create more holistic communities that are well-rounded where artists and culture take centre stage,” says Peter Venetas, VP of Development and Director of Arts & Culture at Streetcar. “We thought it would be an interesting opportunity to partner with a local gallery for this space to build on the success of Streetcar Crowsnest and Gare De L’Est,” he says. Welcome to the Streetcar family, Project Gallery!