Hallway Galleries at Daniels Spectrum

Sat - Sun: 10 AM - 6 PM
Mon - Fri: 8 AM - 9 PM
Statutory Holidays: Closed

The Daniels Spectrum Hallway Galleries (2,500 square feet) are open to the public and free of charge. You can visit anytime to view our ongoing art exhibitions showcasing the work of artists from Regent Park and beyond. Find the Hallway Galleries on the main floor and on the second floor, throughout the hallways.

 Upcoming Exhibitions:

The Unsung S/heroes Photography Exhibit


May 2, 2017 – May 31, 2017 – 2nd floor

This is a story about AIDS and the women so rarely seen. Through stunning large-scale photographic portraits and installations, this exhibition offers an intimate glimpse into the lives of African grandmothers on the frontlines of the global AIDS crisis. Constructed from photographs by Canadian photographer Alexis MacDonald, senior staff member at the Stephen Lewis Foundation, the exhibition includes images that show the dignity, grief, and tenacity of the unsung s/heroes of the AIDS epidemic in Africa who have become the centrepiece of survival for their families and communities. After burying their adult children, these grief-stricken but indomitable older women stepped in to raise a generation of orphaned grandchildren. A decade later, they have come together to resurrect communities and have begun to mobilize for their human rights. Typically left out of the picture in the story of the AIDS crisis, these multi-dimensional women represent the triumph of the human spirit over adversity and are leading one of the most compelling and untold social justice movements of our time.

Photography by – Alexis MacDonald / Stephen Lewis Foundation

Exhibition designed by Moss & Lam

Presented by The Daniels Corporation


Taxi Drivers of Toronto Exhibit. Portraits by Henry VanderSpek

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“Qhadeer”, 2013, Henry VanderSpek

Daniels Spectrum & Beck Taxi presents

Taxi Drivers of Toronto Exhibition is part of the Scotiabank CONTACT Photography Festival

This documentary photography project by Henry Vanderspek, celebrates the hard-working taxi drivers of Toronto, as well as the unique neighbourhoods of the city. Henry has met, interviewed and photographed dozens of dedicated taxi drivers all over the city. This exhibit reveals the individuals behind the wheels and who moves the city.

OPENING RECEPTION: Tuesday, May 2nd, from 6-9 pm, remarks at 7:30pm
EXHIBITION DATES: May 2 – May 31, 2017
BUILDING HOURS: M-F, 8am – 9pm, Sat & Sun, 10am – 6pm
Cash Bar & Light Refreshments


Henry VanderSpek is a Toronto-based documentary photographer with over fifteen years’ experience working with non-profit organizations including World Vision and Photographers Without Borders. His images have been published on, and in print editions of several Canadian newspapers. Henry’s work has been recognized with awards from Vistek and Ryerson’s Chang School. He has a certificate in Photography Studies from Ryerson University’s Chang School and lives in East York with his wife Suzi and their three children.

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Curator: elle alconcel

elle alconcel is a community arts supporter committed to the diversification of Toronto’s arts and culture scene. As a curator in the community arts gallery arena, she is invested in showcasing the work of local, culturally diverse artists. She champions programs and spaces that are designed to bring an exciting new voice to the arts dialogue in Toronto. Her curatorial projects have included Madiba, a visual arts presentation for the Nelson Mandela Day Celebrations (2013) at Daniels Spectrum and the inaugural exhibition at the new Toronto Arts Council gallery/workspace. elle is the Youth Outreach Coordinator at the Ryerson Image Centre and a member of two steering committees of ArtReach Toronto.

Curator’s Statement

The Hallway Galleries programming at Daniels Spectrum is a unique opportunity for emerging and mid-career curators and artists to present exhibitions from local artists that not only reflect the multifaceted culture of the Regent Park community but also encourage dialogue and celebrate the importance of arts and culture.

Past Exhibitions


  • The Florida Highwaymen: A Land that Time Forgot  | Feb 9 – March 16
  • Through the Material Landscape | Charmaine Lurch | Feb 9 – March 12
  • We Are Forever Portraits | Benny Bing | November 19 – January 27


  • (mus)interpreted | Samaa Ahmed, Shatha Al-Husseini, Ala Al-Thibeh, Iman Bhatti, Manaal Farooqi,Ghada Habbal, Raafia Jessa, Yara El Safi, Farxiyo Maxamad, Cabdullaahi Jaamac, Riya Jama, Zahra Komeylian, Maha Munaf, Hana Shafi, Samira Warsame | October 12 – November 13
  • The Invisible Majority | Zahra Sdiddiqui | Sept 8 – Oct 31
  • Coming of Age – 10 Years of The Remix Project | September 8 – September 9
  • The Sawubona Project | August 23 – September 4
  • Line 1: Exhibition. Paintings by Katty Wu | August 14 – September 4
  • Upping The Aunty | Meera Sethi | May 31st – August 7
  • Black Toronto 2116 | March 6 – April 17
  • Where Are You Really From? | March 6 – April 16
  • Kandake, of Sword and Pen: Black Women’s Art and Resistance | February20 – March 5
  • Fabric of Tanzania | November 12 – January 24
  • TRIGGERS: You Will Never See Your City the Same Again | November 12 – December 22
  • Gebeta Nights | November 12 – December 22
  • Between Spheres and SOMOS: A Latin American-Canadian Exhibition | July 18- August 31
  • Cosmopolis Toronto | Colin Boyd Schaffer | May 8 – June 26
  • Faces of Regent Park | Dan Bergeron | May 8 – June 26
  • Sprung | ArtHeart Community Art Centre | April 2nd – April 30
  • Through Generations | Ato Seitu | Ella Cooper | Georgia Fullerton | Komi Olaf | Mark “Kurupt” Stoddart | ZimArt’s Rice Lake Galllery | Zimbuktu Sculptures – Public Art Consultants |  February 5 – March 1
  • Pan/orama | Rafael Yaluff; Abstractus; Alejandro Santiago; G N’S Projects | August 4 – September 5
  • Intersections | Yannick Anton, Jon Blak, Buruk Early, Wade Hudson, Ebti Nabang, Candace Nyaomi, Kalmplex Seen, SoTeeOh, Dwayne Sybbliss | May 8 – August 25
  • J A M A I C A | Wade Hudson | December 2013 – January 2014
  • Building Black | Ekow Nimako | February 2014
  • Black Future Month 3014 | Danilo McCallum, Javid JAH, Jordan Clarke, Soteeoh, Ola Ojo, Komi Olaf, Chantelle Kennebrew (Junk Prints), Samson Brown, Quentin Vercetty, Chris Ak, Hillina Seife | February 2014
  • BLK Ken and Barbie: The Dis-Identification Performance | Rose Ann Marie Bailey | February 2014
  • Artistic Migration | Young Women from the Access Alliance Program | March – April 2014
  • (mus)interpreted | Ala Al-Thibeh, Ammara Wasim, Fathima Husna, Fatima Wahid, Hamdi Ali, Hira Kazmi, Jaudat Adnan, Jumana Chowdhury, Kashfia Rahman, Leila Fatemi, Maha Munaf, Mehwish Siddiqui, Naqa al-Thibeh, Rabab al-Kishmeri, Rola Kuidir, Zahra Agjee, The Creative Girls Crew, The Truth & Dare Photography Project | April 2014
  • I HeART Regent Park | David Zapparoli and Pathways to Education Student Photographers: Allora Long, Gelila Tgiorhie, Lensa Youssouf, Mandeq Hassan, Mariama Barud, Nadia Salam, Nagadir Khan, Najam Adan, Nuzhaatb Sabreen, Rafia Salam, Shamal Haider, Zeinab Ibrahim | May – June 2014


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