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October 24-27, 2024

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Celebrate the Opening of the 25th Edition of Art Toronto!

We are delighted to renew our partnership with the McMichael Canadian Art Collection, and invite you to join us for an evening in support of Canadian art. Art Toronto Opening Night on Thursday, October 24 is hosted by and directly supports Canada’s only museum devoted exclusively to Canadian art..

At the exclusive preview of the fair, you’ll have the privilege of being among the first to view and purchase stunning artworks and engage with fellow art connoisseurs. Savour delectable refreshments and light bites throughout the evening.

Your Opening Night or Collectors First Look ticket will not only get you into Opening Night but also offers you benefits for the duration of the fair, including VIP re-admission and a charitable tax receipt for a portion of your ticket. All proceeds from the evening benefit the McMichael Canadian Art Collection, supporting its mission to preserve and promote the art of Canada. 

Purchase Collectors First Look and Opening Night tickets by Labour Day at last year's prices. Prices go up September 3.

Collectors First Look
Presented by McMichael Canadian Art Collection
Thursday, October 24, 4 - 6pm 

Opening Night
Presented by McMichael Canadian Art Collection
Thursday, October 24, 6 - 10pm

The 2023 edition of Art Toronto marked the return of the Opening Night gala format. The generous contributions from attendees and Opening Night sponsors not only raised vital funds for the McMichael Canadian Art Collection, but also enabled the acquisition of seven new artworks for the McMichael's permanent collection.

Sandra Brewster, Owning Yellow, 2023 (Olga Korper Gallery) acquired with support from Hatch;

Abbas Akhavan, Study for a Garden, 2017, (Catriona Jefferies).

Gigaemi Kukwit, Sea Monster House, 2010

(2023 Opening Night Photos by Ryan Emberley Photography)

About McMichael Canadian Art Collection

The McMichael Canadian Art Collection is the largest publicly funded gallery in Canada that focuses exclusively on Canadian and Indigenous art, both historical and contemporary. The permanent collection consists of more than 7,000 artworks by Tom Thomson, the Group of Seven, their contemporaries, and First Nations, Métis, Inuit and contemporary artists who have contributed to the development of Canadian art. The McMichael is also the gallery of record for works on paper from the Inuit community of Cape Dorset (Kinngait) as custodians for the Cape Dorset archive, which totals nearly 100,000 artworks.

Built of fieldstone and hand-hewn logs in a modernist design, the McMichael houses thirteen exhibition galleries where floor-to-ceiling windows enable visitors to enjoy views of the densely wooded Humber River Valley. Beyond the galleries are 100 acres of forested land, the Minokamik Garden, and heritage wetlands and waterways.

The McMichael Canadian Art Collection is an Agency of the Government of Ontario.