What better place than Toronto Pearson – where people of all cultures and backgrounds come together – to showcase exhibits of art, design, history, science, popular culture and national history. Our ever-changing exhibits feature works by cultural institutions, organizations, collectors, art groups and even the GTAA.
With special emphasis on local institutions and those from around the province, our partners include:
• Canada's Sports Hall of Fame • CONTACT Photography Festival • Design Exchange • Ontario Crafts Council • Open Studio • Royal Ontario Museum.
The program also includes open calls for the submission of new works for thematic exhibitions.
Stepping into the modern terminal buildings at Toronto Pearson International Airport, it may be hard to believe that only 75 years ago, the original airport was a converted farmhouse surrounded by fields. The story of Toronto Pearson is one of expansion and growth, as the region’s population grew and demand for air travel increased. A timeline and archival photos show the evolution of the airport and highlight major milestones. But it’s also the story of people who fell in love with planes and air travel, and the show includes aviation items from private collectors and stories gathered from people who worked at or travelled through Toronto Pearson.
The exhibition is in Terminal 1, Malton Airport Gallery, and runs until March 29, 2015. The gallery is located directly above Canada Arrivals.
Graphic design is everywhere but we don’t usually think about it. There are countless examples of graphic design in the airport, from wayfinding signs to restaurant menus to airline branding. This show invites us to take a close look at graphic design and to see how eye-catching, humourous, subtle or bold designs can help to communicate ideas. In partnership with RGD (Registered Graphic Designers), a non-profit professional association representing the design community.
Terminal 1, Airspace Gallery, Above Canada Arrivals. September 17, 2014 – February 28, 2015
Until June 15, 2015. Terminal 1, Level 3, bridge/corridor between check in and departures.
Eamon Mac Mahon is a Canadian artist working with photography and video. He grew up in the coal-mining town of Grande Cache, Alberta, exposing him to the Canadian wilderness at a young age – this exposure is reflected in his work. Amazon of the North portrays a deep connection and respect for the Canadian Boreal Forest.
The images on display capture scenes of the Canadian Boreal Forest from east to west, presenting various ecosystems touched and untouched by human development. The forest has always instilled a strong sense of well-being in Mac Mahon, and as a child it offered a space for exploration. The work reveals the natural functions and human developments within the forest that affect a range of ecosystems and unique and sensitive species.
This exhibition is curated by No.9: Contemporary Art and the Environment. The Toronto-based arts organization uses art and design to bring awareness to environmental concerns.