A Curation of Ideas & Culture

As a forum for creative living, Narwhal fosters a commonwealth between awareness, interaction and appreciation combining a commercial gallery paradigm with a focus on innovative curatorial projects.

We established our first gallery in 2004 as part of Magic Pony and expanded to open Narwhal as an independent project space in 2008. Working as cultural mediators, Narwhal builds engaging relationships between artists, collectors, and the community.

Inspired by a commitment to make art accessible to all, Narwhal seeks to find an avenue for art and life to coexist on a broader level, creating collaborative projects and providing artist support within the forms of exhibitions, symposiums, publications, and multiples. Providing an International platform for emerging Canadian talent, and introducing artists from abroad to Torontos cultural sphere, Narwhal actively explores the convergences between fine art, design, and visual culture. Narwhal continually extends the ongoing discourse surrounding art practice to a wider audience, and works to connect the public with new curatorial ideas. Narwhal s recent collaborative projects include prints, publications, site-specific installations, charity auctions, art fairs, education, and community outreach programs. We work within the ROJO Creative Consortium and Lunch Network and teach at OCADU.

Partners & Collaborators: Toronto Tourism / Luminato / Nuit Blanche / AGO S+R Gallery / OCAD 31 / Harborfront Authors Festival / The Design Exchange / The Japan Foundation / Toronto School of Art / Greenpeace / Drawn & Quarterly / Roots Canada / Nintendo / Fido / UPArt Art Fair / Come Up to My Room / Red Bull Projects / The Ministry of Artistic Affairs / FITC / Design Festa (Japan) / Pictoplasma (Germany)

Map & Location

Were located in the very heart of the West Queen West arts community, within close walking distance to nearby galleries, restaurants & boutiques. Open Wed-Sun, and to scheduled gallery visits by appointment. 

Narwhal Art Projects
680 Queen Street West
Toronto, Ontario M6J 1E5

Hours of Operation
MON – TUES: By appointment
WED – SAT: 12-7pm
SUN: 12-5pm

Gallery Photos

Julie Moon "Pretty, Strange" (Aug 2011) Masks by Noel Middleton (2009)
Little Crowns (Dec 2009) Sonja Ahlers (installation detail, June 2008)
Melissa Fisher (installation detail, Feb 2011) Lauchie Reid "The World Turned Upsaide Down" (Oct 2011)
Freegums "Inbetween" (installation May 2011) Detail from Morley Shayuk installation

Submissions & Rentals

Narwhal Art Projects accepts submissions from artists. Please allow at least 3 months for a response as submissions are looked at on a periodic basis. Following the review process, only suitable applicants will be contacted. Please send all components of submissions in electronic form to: [email protected]

All submissions must include:

1. 2-3 Images of work in jpg/gif format.
2, Links to your website, blog, or Flickr page.
2. Artist statement.
3. A current resumé with full contact information.

Gallery Rental
Narwhal Art Projects is available for rent for special events and private functions. Please contact us for rates and further information.


A Curation of Ideas & Culture




680 Queen St. W.

Toronto, ON Canada

M6J 1E5




[email protected]







Map & Location






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