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.

Current Exhibitions:




December 18, 2017 – February 4, 2018

RECEPTION: Thursday, January 18, 2018 from 6:00 – 8:00 pm | South Lobby

My City My Six celebrates the diverse stories of Toronto residents through an exhibition of six-word stories paired with visual art pieces from local artists. My City My Six is a Cultural Hotspot project, in celebration of Canada 150, produced in partnership with the City of Toronto. My City My Six is a participatory public art project that reveals Toronto and its residents in celebration of Canada 150, six words at a time. From January through May 2017, Torontonians of all ages and backgrounds participated in workshops and submitted stories that tell something essential about themselves in six words.

Out of the over 4,000 submissions that showed the diverse lives that collectively make up this great city, 150 of these stories were selected by a diverse and interdisciplinary jury which included: Poet Laureate, Anne Michaels, alongside Donald C. Ainslie (Canada 150 Representative), Patrick Walters, Annie Wong, Shelley Hamilton and Tanya Neumeyer.

For more information about My City My Six, visit:


Exhibition runs: January 14 – February 4, 2018
Reception: Thursday, January 18, 6 – 9 p.m.

Over the years, Tables, Chairs & Other Unrelated Objects has become a growing tradition within the school’s design department. For its seventh edition, and as part of the Toronto Design Offsite Festival, the exhibition will be hosted by Daniels Spectrum for the first time ever, while Ignite Gallery will concurrently showcase works from this past year’s cohort.

For furniture makers, it is not always the object alone that is pursued. The role of furniture is explored; as a medium for personal expression, as a reflection of social and cultural norms, and as an influence upon human behaviour becomes the focal point. This exhibition presents original furniture pieces that take these broader discussions into consideration. Growth requires exploration, the goal is to plant the seeds of passion rather than ego.


Daniels Spectrum will be featuring work by:

The exhbition is curated by Ellie Oram and Jasmin Liu with the input of long time sponsor Monarch Plywood and the furniture design faculty.

A Discourse on Perception (Window Installation)

Exhibition runs: January 15 – February 15, 2018

Executed as a hybrid of sculpture and painting, Justin Mncel extracts dimension from graphic forms on flat shaped panels, creating a simplified realism that appears to float in close proximity to the viewer, ambiguous of a definitive relationship to the environment.

For each work, custom built interlocking wood substrates are constructed to form a silhouette that matches the anticipated contour of the future painting. The result is an irregular negative space framed by the surrounding wall area, producing the appearance of a suspended three dimensional object.

Utilizing a fixed vantage point, the series explores our perception and the difference between what we determine to be an object or it’s representation. Composed using a restricted palette and mathematical progressions to obtain a sense of minimal order.

Featuring work by: JUSTIN  MENCEL

Nebula (Window Installations)

Exhibition runs: January 2 – February 28, 2018

Rana Malik spent her formative years travelling continents. Her interest in design piqued at Ryerson University where she completed her Bachelor’s degree in Interior Design. Upon graduation, Malik attended Cranbrook Academy of Art where she completed her Master’s degree in Architecture. Malik’s studio practice techniques focus heavily on narrative, material study and fabrication. She is concerned with the event of a place, the anatomy of a space and the extension of a building.

Featuring work by: RANA MALIK

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


  • iAM: An Exhibition on Reconciliation | | November 3, 2017 – January 6, 2018
  • Other Side of the Game: An Exhibition  | Amanda Anoize, Benny Bing | Trevlyn Kennedy, Setti Kidane, Dainesha Nugent-Palanche, Zehna Odwar, Kalmplex, Benny Bing | Curated by Amanda Parris | October 19, 2017 – November 18, 2017
  • Picture the possibilities |  Muslimah Photovoice Project | August 25 –  September 10
  • Terra Incognita | Alexia Bread Anderson, Amanda Robertson-Hebert, Bernard Leroux, Connor Pion, Fallon Simard, Gabor Bata, Kaiatanoron Dumoulin Bush, Karalyn Reuben, Katsitsanoron Katty Dumoulin Bush, Kaya Dacosta, Lacie Kanerahtahsóhon Burning, Laura St. Amant, Mariah Meawasige, Megan Feheley, Michael Crawford, Oliver Roberts, Simon Shim, Seo Eun Kim, and Ted Hoffie | July 6 – August 31
  • Nuit Rose Opening Group Exhibition | Throbbing Rose Collective | June 14 – July 4
  • The Unsung S/heroes Photography Exhibit | Alexis Mcdonlad / Stephen Lewis Foundation | May 2 – May 31
  • Taxi Drivers of Toronto Exhibit | Henrry Vanderspek | May 2 to May 31
  • The Florida Highwaymen: A Land that Time Forgot  | The Florida Highwaymen | 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

Get In Touch With Daniels Spectrum Today