Past Gallery Shows

Jan 10-28, 2024

Sometimes, things just happen… “Out of the Blue”. In January, the Leslie Grove Gallery hosted its second annual juried COLOUR show: this year, we bring you the colour BLUE.

Nov 29, 2023 – Jan 7, 2024

“Shining Our Light”: The season of festive lights is here! With shorter and colder days, it is a time of year when we often go inward, both physically and emotionally; we seek warmth and comfort.

Nov 15-26, 2023

Lennox Street Artists present: “Inspired”. In this diverse exhibition, ten artists delve into a profound personal inspiration that drives their creative process, resulting in a cohesive series of works.

Nov 3-12, 2023

“Fall Rhapsody” by Gordon Harrison: Award-winning Canadian landscape artist presents his new collection of Canadian Fall paintings from Lake Superior, the Laurentians and Gatineau Park.

Oct 12 – 29, 2023

Photographer, Marni Grossman presents “Broken Open”: a photographic expression of my pain and anguish, my heart being broken open and my path to healing and forgiveness

Sep 20 – Oct 8, 2023

Presented by artists of ArtMatch: In Hiding in Plain Sight, each artist presents enigmatic figurative works which invite viewers to fill in the blanks.

Sep 6 – 17, 2023

Eden’s Slumber is an exhibition that presents a body of work created by the artist Michaela Nessim. It shows that art can be a visual reminder of the importance of finding harmony through a connection with nature.


Aug 23 – Sep 3, 2023

Continuum – 7 Works Collective is paint, embroidery, mosaic, fibre and lens based art. The upending of our residency became the possibilities of creativity in a continuum.

Aug 1 – 20, 2023

Nine visual artists come together to represent the meaning of Transformations through their artwork. The exhibit will give the visitor a taste of how artists have many different approaches to a theme. Unique oil, acrylic and watercolour paintings as well as ceramics will be on offer.

Jul 19 – 30, 2023

Reconstructed Shadows – In this collaborative artistic endeavour, Jeff Rozdeba and Robert Quance embarked on a journey to breathe new life into the discarded, forgotten, and obscure visuals of yesteryears.

Jun 28 – Jul 16, 2023

Summer Smalls Festival 2023: Small works of art appeal to collectors and art lovers for many reasons. We aim to bring art into everyone’s hearts and homes!

Jun 7 – 25, 2023

Upcycled Obsolescence – Sara Petroff: Drawn to rescuing traces of time through memory-filled papers, Sara’s multi-media sculptural collages are intended to reframe obsolete ephemera in a new light, breathing new meaning & narratives into old items.

May 17 – Jun 4, 2023

Take a walk through 25 years of Riverdale ArtWalk history through the journey of the artist! The Riverdale ArtWalk 25th Celebration exhibition showcases a collection of artwork, stories and memorabilia.

May 3 – 14, 2023

It’s All About the Colours. Each of the 8 photographers has a unique perspective: An image may show a dash of colour in an otherwise black and white scene or a multitude of colours exhibiting the beauty of the subject.
What is certain is that all the images will inform the viewer of the impact of colour(s), or lack there-of in each work of art.

Apr 19 – 30, 2023

Fabricate: to lie or to make art, the lie that tells the truth. FABRICATORS tells truths of our time. Sheila Thompson felts landscapes of our climate future. Tom Beechinor’s sewing machine produces sound, not garments, to accompany a poem of the end times. Beverley Daniels weaves not garments but city grids from city garbage.

Apr 5 – 16, 2023

David Griffin: Music of Surfaces. “When I draw, I get to hold in my hands things that are otherwise beyond me: geometries of growth, or bridges between nerves, or chaotic patterns of fire and the Sun.”

Mar 29 – Apr 2, 2023

Students of Centennial Fine Art Studio present “Iceberg”: an exploration of our diverse inner lives and our place in the contemporary world.

Mar 22 – 25, 2023

Students of Centennial Fine Art Studio present their current body of work that explores themes and meanings of “Decomposition”, from literal translations of decay, to political commentary, confronting environmental issues, ideas of loss of identity and beyond.

Mar 1 – 19, 2023

Valued: the Artists’ Network Volunteer Show. Let’s appreciate the dedicated time of our volunteers, large or small, and treasure their enthusiasm for our shared world of art!

Feb 8 – 26, 2023

Face to Face: Portrait Show provides an opportunity to honour role models, or individuals who impact the life of the participating artists.

Jan 18 – Feb 5, 2023

Did you know that yellow is the brightest colour the human eye can see? The art of “Hello Yellow” will lift our spirits with a warm, cheerful energy that yellow can evoke on the snowy grey days ahead. 

Dec 7, 2022 – Jan 8, 2023

Showcasing over 140 small original artworks by 80 artists.

Nov 16 – Dec 4, 2022

The Still Life has a long history, going back to early Egyptian and Roman times, and was recognized as a respected art genre in the Netherlands in the 16th and 17th centuries. Although the definition alludes to being “without movement or life”, we challenge artists to bring it into a modern context with their own interpretation.

Nov 2 – 13, 2022

Chance encounters: works by Kat Palmer. Chance encounters can be pleasant, lovely, worrying and sometimes a bit scary. This collection of work includes encounters between humans, including the troubled icons, Marilyn Monroe and Elvis Presley, and between inanimate objects and other creatures with unpredictable results.

Oct 5 – Oct 30, 2022

Putting the Pieces Back Together: An Exhibition of Contemporary Mosaic Art. Mosaic is an artform about creating something beautiful from hundreds of individual pieces, with the result being greater than the sum of its parts. The theme is also figurative: Individually and collectively, Canadians are also trying to put the pieces of their lives and communities back together.

Sept 22 – OCT 2, 2022

Spellbound: Paintings of Entanglement by Joanna Strong. An exhibition exploring entanglement and connection, in which objects are seen as magical artifacts and transcendent worlds.

Sept 7 – 18, 2022

‘Livication’ is ‘dedication’ transformed, just like this collection of artworks is the world transformed into a more harmonious space which is inclusive of all people who share this energy. The artworks reflect respect for the goodness of the world making a place for others from all backgrounds, focussing on their gifts and allowing roots to grow vs solitude and isolation.

Aug 24 – Sept 4, 2022

Colour is all around us, yet it’s only rarely that we REALLY stop to absorb and reflect on it.  To genuinely feel its power.  We know that colour can energise us, soothe us, upset us and uplift us.  But what else is colour capable of?  Are there new ways in which colour can be used to reach us, and make us truly take notice?

Aug 11 – 21, 2022

Josy Thomas’ latest show, Twisted Spirit, is a personal view of his life and expresses his feelings through his unique artistic voice. The show opened in the Musée Maison Amérindienne and will be showing in Toronto, at the Leslie Grove, in August.

July 20 – Aug 7, 2022

Five artists guide you through the life and sounds of woodlands and meadows in the Canadian Boreal forest. From distant fields, dappled light-filled trees, urban ravines, leaves and flowers underfoot. To want to preserve something, we must first love it. This show celebrates the love of the forest, touching all our senses. Come into the forest with us.

JULY 6 – 17, 2022

“What direction did your art take during the pandemic?” ALL OF THEM!

June 21 – July 3

Art Gala Forum, a collective of 8 artists from around the world, who have worked together since 2005, is excited to present our work for the first time at the Leslie Grove Gallery.

June 8 – 19, 2022

Urban Grit is a series of paintings completed in my artist studio in Winnipeg. I was working as a night guard at Union Station for Via Rail, and every night I was up on the train platform, the steel beams below and the skyscrapers above.

May 19 – June 5

Juried by John Gagné, Breakthrough PLUS showcases the work of students, emerging and established artists working in clay and glass. The exhibition at Leslie Grove Gallery pairs with work at Gagne Contemporary and together boldly expresses the excellence and expression of Ontario artists creating both sculptural and functional work.

April 27 – May 15

“Misunderstanding Memory” is a solo photography exhibition where the photographer, Caley Taylor, explores the process and inaccuracy of our memories.

APRIL 6 – 24, 2022

This show is a dynamic mix of artwork that balances the love and respect we hold for our natural world while drawing attention to the devastating changes affecting us due to climate change. In doing so, we can, as artists, add our voices to the call for action now!

March 23 – April 4

Leslie Grove Gallery is hosting the group show Technicolour, displaying the works of emerging artists from Centennial College’s Fine Arts Studio program.

MAR 16 – 20, 2022

Centennials College’s Fine Arts Student Collective.

FEB 23 – MARCH 13, 2022

International Women’s Day is celebrated on March 8 every year to acknowledge and honour the achievements of women all over the world.
To honour the day, Leslie Gallery is celebrating the achievements of thirty-two women artists’ and increasing their visibility in the fine arts community.

FEB 2 – 20, 2022

Whether it’s folks we’ve known since childhood or a kindred spirit we’ve recently met, friendships hold us together. These are the people with whom we share our joys and laughter and support us through the hard times. To celebrate such friendships, Leslie Grove Gallery is now featuring the artworks of seventeen Artists’ Network members and their kindred spirits in the PLUS ONE Members Show.

December 1, 2021, to January 31, 2022

Showcasing over 150 artworks by  90 artists

November 10 to 28, 2021

What art forms make your heart sing and feed your soul? Leslie Grove Gallery is honoured to present 30 artworks that were influenced by a genre outside of the one in which they were created.

October 26 – November 7, 2021

Resurfacing—is an external exploration of surface and the material qualities of paint, as well as a reflection on a personal journey. 

October 13 – 24, 2021

These three artists have been painting together in a studio on Queen Street West for over 10 years. Their influence on each other’s work and common inspiration of nature have been the constant glue to their collaboration. 

October 1 – 10, 2021

Navigating significant shifts in day-to-day realities, the loss of life and love I thought would last forever. This work was born out of an exploration of both theme and medium to form a bridge back to myself, an attempt to find peace within upheaval…

September 15 – 26, 2021

Sister artists Kate Taylor and Helen Utsal work independently and together on the artworks in this exhibition.

August 25  to September 12, 2021

Re-inventing the Ancient Mosaic Flow in a Contemporary Style. Featuring 17 artists from across Ontario.

August 4 -22, 2021

Wisdom of Kinship features 28 artworks by 11 Indigenous artists from Ontario, Quebec and Massachusetts, USA.  Curated by Métis artist and educator Diane Montreuil, with the support of invited guest curator, Metis multi-disciplinary artist and knowledge carrier Nathalie Bertin.  

July 14 – August 1, 2021

Inspired by the Salon des Refusés of 1863, where you would have found the masterpieces of Manet, Courbet, Cezanne and Pissarro, join us in celebrating works “not selected” or “refused” during 2019.

June 18 – July 2, 2021

The JUNE Riverdale ArtWalk has moved online so that you can experience the art and shop from the safety of your own home! 100 Artists featured. Over 3,000 original pieces of art for sale! 

May 18 – 30, 2021

Before COVID-19 shut the world down, Reece travelled to Jamaica in January 2020 to discover the parts of the island that her father knew best.

April 28 – May 16, 2021

Landscape Art remains one of the oldest and most popular genres, continuing to thrive even into the 21st century. It’s no surprise that Canadian artists lead the way by interpreting and redefining the diverse natural beauty we see around us every day. Whether traditional or contemporary or impressionist or abstract,  the 39 artworks in this show describe a sense of place and expand our definition of it.

April 1 – 25, 2021

Four Toronto-based artists have come together to share with you their different perspectives on the world around us.

March 16-21, 2021

With the way things are now, many of us find ourselves teeter-tottering back and forth. Everything changing. And so, in this time of ebb and flow, we must learn to ride the waves. While we may not know exactly how to do this, we do know that making artwork about it is an essential step in figuring it out.

February 23 – March 14, 2021

Being an artist involves moving through and outside of convention. It means taking large strides, making bold moves, and learning to embrace risk. All this, to create something special, even spectacular.  Twenty-eight outstanding  – abstract and figurative – works to inspire all art lovers!

February 2 – 21, 2021

The Artists’ Network Annual V is for Volunteer Art Show was a time to celebrate and thank our volunteers – our Riverdale ArtWalk and ArtWalk in the Square volunteers, and member volunteers serving on committees.