Fine Art Collection History
The City of Toronto’s art collection today includes over 2500 works of art with paintings, water colours, prints and sculptures. A large majority of these art works are permanently displayed at City Hall, Metro Hall and other civic buildings.
It is interesting to note that collecting and exhibiting art is a long-standing tradition dating as far back as 1847, when Toronto City Council sponsored the Toronto Society of Arts first annual exhibition in an old municipal market building that once stood at King and Jarvis streets.
Toronto, Canada West, 1854
Lithograph on paper, 51.5 x 91.0