Market Gallery

Type: Museum

This institution offers changing exhibits dedicated to Toronto’s history, art and culture. The gallery is located inside the St. Lawrence Market and occupies the nineteenth century city council chamber, which remains from the City Hall that stood on the site from 1845 to 1899.


Public Programming:


Although not all exhibitions have a historical theme, a substantial portion are related to Canadian history, particularly Toronto’s history. Some past exhibits include, The St. Lawrence Ward: A Pictorial View of Toronto’s Oldest Neighbourhood, Dancing Through Time: Toronto’s Dance History from 1900-1980 and People and Places of Riverdale. A full list of current as well as past exhibits and their descriptions is available on their website. Exhibits change every 4-5 months.

Educational Programming

  • Twelve different educational sessions can be arranged through the Market Gallery, which pertain to different disciplines in the Ontario curriculum, such as history. The subject of each session is listed online, as well as the appropriate grade level or audience for each particular session.
  • General history presentations can be booked by seniors groups and community groups, with or without a Victorian Tea.


A short description of the Market Gallery’s building can be found on their website, providing insight into its historical significance. The website also provides a history of the City of Toronto’s fine art collection and a searchable database of digitized images from it.

Volunteer/Internship/Placement Opportunities:

This institution is not currently looking for volunteers, interns or placements.

Address & Contact Information:

South St. Lawrence Market
95 Front St. E.
Second Floor
Toronto, ON
M5E 1C2

Phone: 416-392-7604

Hours of Operation:

Tuesday – Friday, 10 am – 4 pm
Saturday 9 am – 4 p.m.

Key Words: culture, neighbourhood