Art from the Vault

Vintage painting of buffalo head

About the exhibit

Sweeping vistas, historical landmarks, Toronto streetscapes and captivating portraits take centre stage in this exhibition of art preserved by TPL. Get a rare glimpse of long-held treasures and new acquisitions from our Canadian Documentary Art Collection. These artworks show the depth and breadth of the collection, and our changing — yet familiar — environments.

You'll also discover some of the remarkable behind-the-scenes work that goes into maintaining our historical, rare and unique pieces for future generations and current visitors.

The Canadian Documentary Art Collection is part of our Baldwin Collection of Canadiana, one of the largest research collections of Canadian historical material. It contains over one million items, with primary sources from the 18th, 19th and 20th centuries.

Guided tours

Drop in for an in-person, staff-led tour on one of the following Tuesdays. Meet at the TD Gallery.

July 18, 3 pm
July 25, 3 pm
Aug 1, 3 pm
Aug 8, 3 pm
Aug 15, 3 pm
Aug 22, 3 pm
Aug 29, 3 pm
Sept 5, 3 pm
Sept 12, 3 pm
Sept 19, 3 pm
Sept 26, 3 pm
Oct 3, 3 pm
Oct 10, 3 pm