Toronto Dominion Gallery of Inuit Art

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Toronto Dominion Gallery of Inuit Art

Toronto Dominion Gallery of Inuit Art
4.5
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Address
79 Wellington St W, Toronto, Ontario M5K 1A1 Canada
Neighborhood: Financial District
How to get there
  • Union • 3 min walk
  • St. Andrew • 4 min walk
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4.5
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Happiness554548
Chorley, UK18 contributions
Visited with my brother not with teens
Jan 2020 • Family
First time visit to Toronto. It was very cold but excellent trip to Niagara Falls. Snow on arrival & bitterly cold but dressed for the conditions. Bars were excellent. Good good & comedy club very good too & tickets were cheap.
Written April 13, 2020
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Maurene_K
Dover, NH9,321 contributions
SMALL BUT WORTHWHILE GALLERY OF CANADIAN NATIVE ART
Oct 2018 • Friends
While visiting Canadian friends with some friends from home, we went on daytrips to Toronto twice, using the GO Train from Aldershot Train Station in Burlington. The train goes into Union Station in a section of the Financial District in Downtown Toronto on Front Street.

While touring this area, we went to Toronto Dominion Gallery of Intuit Art.

Admission was free.

We found a lot of small sculpture of animals and figures hunting and fishing as those activities were important parts of the Intuit way of life.

There were two whimsical sculpture figures. The first depicted a man playing an electric guitar that was plugged into a portable amp. The other was of a man listening to an iPod.

I particularly liked a stonecut print titled "Seagulls" by Helen Kalvak. It showed four in flight.

We found the exhibit interesting. We were happy to see that this art was being collected somewhere.

We rate the Toronto Dominion Gallery of Intuit Art at 5.0. We highly recommend a visit.

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Written February 15, 2019
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Maureen W
Romsey, Australia103 contributions
Out of the way gallery
Sep 2018 • Couples
An interesting gallery of Inuit sculpture from about the 1950s onward . Very hard to find as it is not signed in any way . Truly lovely collection and well worth seeking it out. For our entire visit we were the only viewers which was great
Written September 5, 2018
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Elena P
Romania4,726 contributions
Impressive, impressive, free
Jul 2018 • Solo
This is a very impressive collection of inuit art and the most interesting thing is that it's free. At some other places in Toronto you need to pay and didn't have the chance to see such works.
Written July 5, 2018
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Neil D
134 contributions
A hidden gem of a gallery downtown
Jun 2018 • Solo
The Inuit gallery is in the South Tower of the 4 black towers that make up the TD Centre, downtown. This is one of the rare FREE activities in Toronto and will take up probably no more than 30 or 40 minutes of your day. There is a lower level window gallery at the west end of the elevator waiting areas. Then, you go up a flight of stairs to the main display of cases, each featuring several Inuit carvings. It is not easy to find a place in the city that displays a good selection of Inuit art, apart from the Art Gallery of Ontario, which costs about $20 to get into. If you want a good introduction to Canada's indigenous Inuit art, this is the place to go. The only drawback is the endless 'pinging' of the elevators nearby - not exactly a place to contemplate art. But, you should go, nonetheless. Be sure to see the cows on the nearby lawn, too, and the elephants at the CIBC Centre on the other side of Bay Street. Enjoy!
Written June 8, 2018
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RetiredBritz
United Kingdom280 contributions
Hidden gem
Oct 2017 • Couples
It's well worth seeking out this hidden gem at 79 Wellington Street, in the TD Centre, as it's not particularly well signposted, and it's free! There are displays on the ground floor to the right of the reception desk and on the mezzanine floor.

The art is principally sculpture in stone, bone or ivory, but there are a few paintings. Many are really interesting in both style and subject, some fine detail and others more simple, but all have an interest.

The gallery was absolutely empty when we were there, which leads to the conclusion that it's not at all on the tourist trail.
Written October 6, 2017
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climber06
Weston, MA155 contributions
Excellent IF you like Inuit Art
Jul 2017 • Solo
I have collected Inuit Art over the years. This was a very good display of pieces that are remarkable but which would have very high cost to buy. They are well displayed and not too many pieces. Most unusual at least for me. There are stores in Toronto which have good pieces to sell and in a range one may be able to afford and some are quite pleasing to the eye.
Written August 8, 2017
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George S
Miami Beach, FL863 contributions
A Pleasant Surprise in the TD Tower
Jul 2017 • Solo
A marvelous little exhibition space featuring Inuit art in the TD Tower @ 79 Wellington. It is on the right side as you enter the building and continues up the stairs to the mezzanine. Sculptures in stone are primarily featured but there are also some fine works in bone, antler and ivory (on the ground level). Especially noteworthy is a carved walrus tusk with more than a dozen animals and figures. Too bad it (and some others) were placed on the bottom of the exhibit case and hard to see and appreciate.
There is also a very informative brochure which explains the art and the exhibits. Very nice!
Written July 9, 2017
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FuzzyBeaver
Montreal, Canada1,117 contributions
Contains some unique pieces
Jun 2017 • Couples
This is a very small exhibit which takes about 1/2 hour to view. However, it makes for a nice little stop if you are in the area. What we particularly liked were some unique pieces. We have seen a lot of Inuit art but this contained pieces dealing with topics which are "modern". As well, other pieces reflected themes we had never seen. So especially if you are a fan of Inuit art then you will find value in stopping in. And of course the best part is that it is free.
Written June 30, 2017
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infolific
Toronto, Canada159 contributions
Great Side Trip If You're In the Area
Mar 2017 • Couples
I heard about this quaint gallery while on a ROM walking tour. They have a wonderful collection and a brochure enabling a self-guided tour detailing each piece. It was a pleasant surprise and it’s free!
Written March 19, 2017
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