134 Ossington Street

Toronto, Ontario M6J 2Z5

(Entrance on Foxley Pl, rear of building)


Thursday - Saturday, 12-5pm

G Gallery is an off-site exhibition space in Toronto supported by the School of Fine Art and Music (SOFAM) at the University of Guelph. It began as an experimental, collaborative project in 2009 between John Goodwin of goodwater and a group of faculty and alumni from the University of Guelph. goodwater was originally a privately run project space operated by John Goodwin and Roger Bywater, located on Queen St East, Toronto. In 2009 G Gallery began to collaborate with goodwater through guest-curated exhibitions and a project space in the rear of the gallery dedicated to programming organized by a collective of University of Guelph alumni (VSVSVS collective). At the end of 2010 the relationship with goodwater dissolved and G Gallery began to schedule and manage its own year-round programming.

G Gallery continues in the tradition of experimentation and collaboration exemplified by goodwater and other galleries such as Carmen Lamanna, Seth Siegelaub Contemporary Art and Orchard Gallery in NYC. G’s programming is alumni-initiated solo and group projects by national, local and international artists that are either deemed under represented in the Toronto art community or that wish to pursue a project that falls outside of an already established practice.

In 2011, G Gallery moved to a larger space divided into a gallery and two artist studios in the Queen/Ossington entertainment district in Toronto. Programming and events at the gallery are managed by a board of directors, consisting of twelve alumni who are advised by three University of Guelph faculty members. The relationship to the University is recognized through its Board of Directors, who determine programming of the space without privileging the exhibition of the work of Guelph alumni.