Community Room: Intrinsic Toronto by (June 30 to August 3): Paintings by national award-winning Toronto artist Andrew Bonnycastle. This exhibit focuses on how the old and historic buildings of Toronto are an intrinsic part of our city and how our present communities have formed around them. This is an exhibition where art and history go hand in hand to explore the relationship between present day Torontonians and the remaining structural remnants of Toronto’s past. Opening reception: Thursday, June 30, 7 to 9 p.m. Andrew will also be on hand on July 10 from 1 to 4 p.m. to discuss his works during Tea Time at the Inn.
Briarly Room: In Celebration of Pride Month: Worn With Pride exhibit (June 30 to July 24): Worn With Pride showcases artifacts from the Canadian Lesbian and Gay Archives, including t-shirts, posters and pins from across Canada. Opening reception: Thursday, June 30 with a one-night community pop-up museum. Wear a t-shirt or bring a flag that has meaning to you, and help us bring back memories, inspire stories and spur conversations. Guided tours July 10 and 17.
Briarly Room: Hooked Rugs – Not to be Stepped On, the work of Carole St Amand (July 28 to August 24): An exhibit that shows a centuries-old craft adapted to create modern and vibrant works of art, no longer for covering floors, but to be displayed on walls like any fine painting. Carole St-Amand designs and makes each piece by hand, using a hook as a paintbrush, wool as her paint and linen as the canvas. Imagination… the only limitation.
The galleries are open during regular office hours. For viewing information, call 416-394-8113.