Exhibits & Displays

Free exhibitions at Toronto Public Library locations

Ongoing & upcoming exhibits

A Toy's Story: An Exhibit of Children's Books and Illustrations

Lillian H. Smith
Sat Jan 18, 2020 - Sat Feb 29, 2020

Explore children's stories and illustrations featuring talking toys, animated dolls and puppets without strings. Nutcrackers, dishes, playing cards, vegetables and spools of thread also take on lives of their own in this live...

12:40 in Toronto

Deer Park
Sat Feb 01, 2020 - Sat Feb 29, 2020

Works by Ingrid Crozier.

Art Work by Moudu Ekhar

Northern District
Sat Feb 01, 2020 - Sat Feb 29, 2020

Oil Pastels Visual Proverbs from the Motherland

Works by Murray Van Halem

Sat Feb 01, 2020 - Sat Feb 29, 2020

Murray Van Halem, a former resident and still a frequent visitor to Toronto, is a landscape artist, portrait painter, and educator who lives on Georgian Bay. With his deep-seated love for all things Toronto, Murray continues...

Read the Signs by Carole Milon

Sat Feb 01, 2020 - Sat Feb 29, 2020

Artist's statement: I call them landscapes, though they are not traditional depictions of a vista, there is no horizon line. Inspired by walking in the woods of Ontario and beyond, my mixed-media works on paper recall t...

Art of the Book

Toronto Reference Library
Sat Feb 15, 2020 - Sun Apr 26, 2020

Celebrate the beauty and artistry of books from cover to cover. This exhibit showcases rare, fine press and artist-made books from Toronto Public Library's Special Collections. Discover early printed books from the 1400s, ric...

All ongoing & upcoming exhibits

See also

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TD Gallery

Our main exhibit space, showcasing the library’s special collections.

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Art Exhibit Space

Spaces at 16 of our locations that display art submitted by local artists.

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Virtual Exhibits

Online exhibits highlighting our special collections.

Sign out a Museum + Arts Pass for free admission to many Toronto museums and other cultural attractions.