At The ArQuives, we believe in the importance of acting as an educational resource to the community.

Our main avenues for providing educational support are through presentations about our collections, tours of our Jared Sessions House where we hold public programming and our collections reside, and walking tours of Toronto’s LGBTQ2+ historical neighbourhoods.

Qaleidoscope Gala 2021 - Cancelled 

Due to COVID-19 the 2021 Gala event has been cancelled. 

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No Looking After the Internet

The ArQuives 34 Isabella Street, 2nd Floor, Toronto

Exhibit dates:  Tuesday, July 23, 2013 Description:  Co-facilitated with Erin Silver and Karen Stanworth Coordinated [...]

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The Reason and The Ride

The ArQuives 34 Isabella Street, 2nd Floor, Toronto

In 1999 two men, Danny Nashman and David Linton, decided to ride their bicycles from Toronto to Montreal to raise funds for charity. At the time, theToronto People With Aids Foundation (PWA) was facing a revenue shortfall and without an immediate cash infusion it would have to diminish the services it provided to its clients.

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In the Image of

The ArQuives 34 Isabella Street, 2nd Floor, Toronto

Twelve young artists come together in this exhibition that surveys varied ways in which the human being is perceived, deconstructed, fantasized, documented, and expressed through visualizations of the human form.

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words, wit, wisdom and wool

The ArQuives 34 Isabella Street, 2nd Floor, Toronto

Words, Wit, Wisdom and Wool is a series of textile pieces that take words of wit and words of wisdom – all from a gay male perspective – and translates them into visual documents.

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Libraries

The ArQuives 34 Isabella Street, 2nd Floor, Toronto

'Libraries' is built from three installation artworks: 'Library of Depth and Gender', 'Library of a Traveling Dandy', and 'Delineate'. Each of these works is concerned with classification and normalization of the body, and of beauty in unexpected places.

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Pushing Buttons

The ArQuives 34 Isabella Street, 2nd Floor, Toronto

Pushing Buttons reimagines the space of The Pin Button Project, (In Pushing Buttons, the online is brought into the physical – space and content are reimagined. The spectator becomes a witness to the historical and present roles of pin buttons.

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At the Same Time

The ArQuives 34 Isabella Street, 2nd Floor, Toronto

Three takes on living as couples, here, there, and there.

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Looking Forward/Looking Back:25 Lives 14 years later

The ArQuives 34 Isabella Street, 2nd Floor, Toronto

A retrospective with a twist, Looking Back / Looking Forward looks back to the first exhibition of the cLGA national portrait collection (npc) in 1998, on the 25th anniversary of the founding of The ArQuives.

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Lez Con: An exhibition by Onya Hogan-Finlay

The ArQuives 34 Isabella Street, 2nd Floor, Toronto

Where is the lesbian content? Artist, Onya Hogan-Finlay, presents an explorative and humorous exhibition that unearths lesbian representation in The ArQuives.

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Switch

The ArQuives 34 Isabella Street, 2nd Floor, Toronto

Switch is a series of large-scale photo diptychs that present pairs of seemingly different “heterosexual couples” in a portrait studio setting.

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Sexy SmART

The ArQuives 34 Isabella Street, 2nd Floor, Toronto

The ArQuives Gallery is proud to present Sexy SmART: Women of Beauty and Substance, an exhibition of the photography series behind the Heterosexuals for Same Sex Equality’s (HSSE) 2011 Calendar.

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Vintage Blue for Nuit Blanche

The ArQuives 34 Isabella Street, 2nd Floor, Toronto

The night has always been a time for those outside the mainstream to communicate themselves more freely. After all, it was by the cover of night that provided many queers the opportunity to mingle, explore their sexuality and reveal their truest selves.