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Toronto In Art

CanadianNational

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In addition to photographs and videos, I thought it might be interesting to post paintings, drawings and artwork - images that aren't just "factual" - of various types that feature Toronto in it.

These pics below are all from the City Of Toronto archives.

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Queen Street West
Allen Rutherford Wilber


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Stone Yard Remains, Back of Price Street
Ernest Conyers Barker
1932


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St. Lawrence Market
Leonard Brooks


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Back Alley, Bay and Dundas
Jack Hamilton Bush
1930


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Snow in the Junk Yard on Price Street
Ernest Conyers Barker
1932


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Ernest Conyers Barker
Chinese Laundry, Yonge and Price Streets
1931


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The Gay Yellow Awnings
Marion Long
circa 1931



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Marion Long
Looking Down Bay Street
1934


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E. Jastram
Untitled (Behind The Armouries)



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Old Store, Sydenham and Parliament Streets
Clarence Roy Greenaway



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Queen Street West, near Spadina Avenue
Clarence Roy Greenaway


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Ontario Street North of Queen Street East
Clarence Roy Greenaway


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Our Lady of Lourdes Church on Sherbourne Street
Clarence Roy Greenaway


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Lane Back Of Bright Street
Clarence Roy Greenaway


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War News, King and Frederick Streets
Clarence Roy Greenaway
1944


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"House of Nonsense", Dundas and Markham Streets
Clarence Roy Greenaway


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Corner Of Chestnut Street
Clarence Roy Greenaway


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Carlton Street
Clarence Roy Greenaway

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Behind Robert Street
Albert Jacques Franck
1967
 
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Greg Curnoe:

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William Kurelek:

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Others...


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Elizabeth Street, Toronto
Peter Clapham Sheppard
1929


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Building Of Victory Mills, Toronto Harbour
Bernice Fenwick Martin

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College Street Before Rush Hour
Arto Yuzbasiyan
 
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Great idea for a thread. A few of my favourites:

"Lights of the City" by Bell-Smith 1894 (King and Yonge):

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"Old Houses" by Lawren Harris 1912:

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"The Gas Works" by Lawren Harris 1912:

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"The Corner Store" by Lawren Harris 1912:

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"Old Houses Wellington Street" by Lawren Harris 1910:

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I absolutely adore this one by William Kurelek - Balsam Avenue After Heavy Snowfall - 1972
I've wanted to do a "Then & Now" using this painting since I first saw it, but that may be difficult to accomplish.
I challenge anyone to beat me to it! Summer or winter, doesn't matter.
 

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"Old Houses" by Lawren Harris 1912:

"The Gas Works" by Lawren Harris 1912:

"The Corner Store" by Lawren Harris 1912:

"Old Houses Wellington Street" by Lawren Harris 1910:

^A great depictor of Toronto's "Unplanned Suburbs" from the early 20th century (also the title of a great book by Richard Harris featuring other Lawren Harris paintings such as these):

January Thaw, Edge of Town, 1921

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Outskirts of Toronto, 1919

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...and here's an interesting excerpt from the book regarding Harris' subject matter.
 

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Very interesting book, EVCco. Thanks for the link.

Here's another Bell-Smith painting "Queens Park Off to Front" 1914, from the Roberts Gallery website:

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I agree, these have been great. I wish that we could have a prominent gallery dedicated to the subject, like in a future museum dedicated to the city.

Particularly since most of the best paintings are already owned by the City and already in City Hall:

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