I’d like to take a moment to gush about Toronto’s art and gallery scene. Of course, there are the major galleries AGO (Art Gallery of Ontario) and the ROM, (Royal Ontario Museum) but as Nick and I recently discovered – there are literally galleries on every street corner. Independent galleries line Dundas and Queen West. Yesterday, we stumbled upon The Design Exchange – Canada’s Design Museum. For the most part, we were seeking refuge from the blistering cold, but lucky we did – The Design Exchange is well worth a visit! We were particularly fond of the Stefan Sagmeister exhibit that’s on until March. I strongly urge you to check it out. It’s called The Happy Show, and there’s SO MUCH to love about this show. Here are some photos, I took on my iPhone of the exhibit:
The exhibit is honest and at times, brutally so. It’s creative and unpretentious, which is sometimes rare with graphic design. It’s functional and interactive. I’ll definitely go back if I have the chance before March. I could list hundreds of reasons why you must RUN, not walk there right now, but I strongly urge you to discover them for yourself!