With a population of over 2.6 million, Toronto is often cited as the largest and most multicultural city in Canada. Toronto is home to many established institutions—the Art Gallery of Ontario, MOCCA, and the Royal Ontario Museum—as well as a younger generation of galleries like Power Plant and Tomorrow Gallery. These organizations have created a haven for artists in the past few years by showing and supporting local work, while connecting Toronto's art to an international dialogue. The Ontario College of Art & Design lies at the center of downtown Toronto, funneling a vibrant community of emerging artists into the city’s flourishing art scene. These Toronto-Based Visual Artists You Should Know represent a sampling of this Canadian community’s diverse group of cultural creators at various points in their career and artistic development, from legendary figures from the art-historical canon like 83-year-old Michael Snow to exciting recent graduates like Mike Goldby and Georgia Dickie.
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