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:

Terra Incognita

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July 6, 2017 – August 31, 2017 – 2nd floor

OPENING RECEPTION: July 6, 6:00pm – 10:00pm

The Indigenous Student Association at OCAD University is proud to present Terra Incognita, an exhibition that questions established narratives surrounding Canadian nationalism in light of #Canada150. Terra Incognita features work from a diverse group of emerging artists identifying as Indigenous, People of Color and Settler-Ally working towards establishing a full, respectful and self-conscious future for Indigenous peoples. All 19 artists hail from all across Turtle Island, working in equally diverse mediums including painting, sculpture and new media.

Artists: 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 

Terra Incognita is supported by Artrscape, Indigenous Visual Culture and the Indigenous Student Association at OCAD University, and a generous donation from Lindy Green.

For further information, please contact Megan Feheley at
Image: Connor Pion, t/s/he/y are Goose Hunting, 2016.


Upcoming Exhibitions:

Picture the possibilities; Muslimah Photovoice Project

August 25, 2017 – September 10, 2017 – 2nd floor

OPENING RECEPTION: August 26, 5:00pm – 8:00pm


This project empowers teenage Muslim women to initiate dialogue with their parents and educators by providing them with a platform through which they can find their inner voice and express themselves in healthy ways. Through a series of focus groups designed as “safer spaces”, the young Muslim women allowed themselves to share challenging experiences and emotions associated with them, as well as their own techniques and approaches to living a balanced life. The young women were then mentored into turning their experiences into photographic art through a self-documentation process called “Photovoice”.

This project aims to address the need that young Muslim women have a right to access to professionals who share or understand their lived experiences through culture, faith, and/or ethnicity. The young Muslim women were supported by local Muslim women throughout the project; facilitation by Psychotherapist/Chaplain – Abier El-Barbary, and mentorship by photographers – Halima Jama & Sarah Hassanein.

Recognizing that prevention and resiliency are the best cures, this project is a step towards the long term goal of breaking down the stigma of seeking Mental Health services within the Muslim community.

The project is managed by Sakinah Hasib, through The Tessellate Institute, and funded by the Ontario Ministry of Education.



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


  • 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


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