Experience the exhibit Toronto Brews: Two Centuries of Beer Culture at Market Gallery from July 13 to December 28 and learn about Toronto’s commercial brewing and beer culture from 1800 to present time.
As directed by City Council, the Market Gallery is now charging admission fees.
Seniors (65+): $7
Youth (13-18): $7
Children (5-12): $5
Children 4 and under: Free
Groups of 10 or more receive a 15% discount on general admission. Pre-booking recommended.
Admission is free for post-secondary students every Thursday.
Admission is 50% off for all every Friday.
Other discounts available.
Hours of Operation
Tuesday to Friday: 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Saturday: 9 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Closed Sundays, Mondays (including holiday Mondays), New Year’s Day, Good Friday, Canada Day, Remembrance Day, Christmas Day and Boxing Day.
TouchWood Editions Presents
In celebration of Canada’s 150 birthday, one of the country’s most avid collectors of breweriana showcases a stunning selection of beer labels dating from the late 1870s to the present day.
What’s more Canadian than beer? Craft brewing has exploded across Canada, reinvigorating the country’s love and appreciation for its favourite beverage. But Canadians have always treasured beer—a fact evidenced by these vintage labels that showcase both stunning skills in typography and a true passion for the brew.
In addition to the earliest vintage labels from iconic breweries like Dow and Labatt, discover an eye-opening cross-section of the country’s beer-brewing history through the artwork of ales, porters, lagers, and malts from brewers east to west, many of which are long forgotten.
Lawrence C. Sherk is one of the country’s foremost collectors of Canadian beer memorabilia, with the second-largest collection of beer labels in Canada. In 2011, he donated nearly 3000 of his labels, most of them dating from before 1945, to the Thomas Fisher Rare Books Library at the University of Toronto, where they can be viewed as part of the library’s paper-ephemera collection. Before retiring in 2001, Sherk was a renowned horticulturist, though history is his first love.
Now available from fine bookstores.
320 Pages Hardcover 8.5 x 7.5 inches