Two Toronto Photography Exhibitions: The Past is Never Far (July 12 & 13) + Toronto Does Her ‘Bit’ (Jul.26-Jan.17, 2015)

The Past is Never Far: A Photography Exhibition

Continues to July 13, 2014: Saturday & Sunday: Noon to 5 p.m

FREE Admission

Papermill Gallery
Todmorden Mills Heritage Site
67 Pottery Road, Toronto, Ontario
Phone: (416) 396-2819

“The Past is Never Far is a photographic series which explores the extraordinary changes Toronto has experienced since its founding. The show focuses on the work of three documentarians who lived here centuries apart.

The first is artist Elizabeth Simcoe, one of the first Europeans to document the early settlement through her watercolours. One of Toronto’s most prolific photographers, William James, Sr., is the second artist whose work is woven into the exhibition. The third is artist Summer Leigh, a recent graduate of Ryerson University, who revisited the locations documented by both Elizabeth Simcoe and William James Sr. She lined up their images with what exists in those places today, using old technologies with new, blending past and present. This alignment of images led her to the realization that the past is never far.”

City of Toronto

“Toronto Does Her ‘Bit’: The Home Front in the Great War” Exhibition

July 26, 2014 – January 17, 2015

FREE Admission

Market Gallery
2nd floor, South St. Lawrence Market
95 Front Street East
Toronto, Ontario. Canada
Telephone: (416) 392-7604



The Market Gallery’s next exhibit, opening July 26th, will be about Toronto’s role in World War One. It’s called “Toronto Does Her ‘Bit’: The Home Front in the Great War” and curated by Wayne Reeves, Chief Curator, City of Toronto Museums & Heritage Services.

“Using archival photographs, artworks and artifacts, this exhibition explores the texture of life on the Toronto home front during 1914-18. What was required from citizens to support the war effort? What were the consequences, both positive and negative, of that support?

Toronto quickly became a focal point for recruiting, training and sending men and women off to the war and then raising funds to support both the military overseas and the families left behind. The city’s productive energies were unleashed – from knitting circles making socks to massive new factories supplying munitions and ships – enabling women to assume new roles in Toronto society. These and many other issues are explored in this exciting new exhibition at the Market Gallery.”

WWI Commemoration
City of Toronto