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Engine Gallery Update

Welcome to our latest issue of Engine Gallery Update. Engine Gallery is pleased to invite you to an exhibition at our new location in the Historic Distillery Art District.

We will be featuring artwork by Christopher Hayes in his latest exhibition titled ‘Some Assembly Required’.


Talented, awarded, educated, Christopher is the epitome of a modern day artist. Well versed and very experienced, Christopher has been actively involved in art (commercial and public) since beginning the foundation of his career at Sheridan College in 1987.

Christopher’s artworks mimic a popular culture style, bringing forth nostalgic themes and icons reminiscent of a younger Toronto. His artistry embraces the history of Pop Art, laced with elements of storytelling. It is this unique combination that lends to a perfect fit within the Queen West art community.

We’ll be hosting an opening reception on Thursday November 19, 2009 from 7pm to 10pm. Drop by and experience Chrostopher’s show, you’ll even have an opportunity to meet the artist and to check out our new and newly renovated gallery.

Hope to see you there!

P.S. As always, if you’d like to view any of our current or past exhibition artists’ collections, visit the Gallery Artists page on our web site.

Distillery • Christopher Hayes Nov 19 to Dec 8
Roncesville – 14″ X 56″ Mixed media on board
Christopher Hayes • ‘Some Assembly Required’ more work by this artist >>

Award winning artist Christopher Hayes was born in Ottawa and raised in the suburbs of Toronto. He has always been fascinated with this city; in particular the pace, the energy and the architectural and artistic drama of the ‘downtown core’. As a boy, Christopher would spend his spare time exploring the city streets, captivated by its character, energy, diversity and the intensity and bohemian-like freedoms of expression.


Inspired by comic strip art, Hayes pursued his post secondary studies in animation at Sheridan College in 1987 and began a career as a freelance illustrator and animator, his work appearing in “Canadian Living”, “McLean’s”, the “Toronto Star”, as well as popular TV series such as Little Bear, Franklin and Anne of Green Gables.

“Using found objects, wood (old and new), paper, metal and resin, my art reflects the ‘urban revival’ of the once recognizable and nostalgic aspects of the city. The high glossy sheen adds even more emphasis to the sometimes rougher areas. Thus the medium to be becomes a physical metaphor for my conceptual vision”

Since 2005, Christopher has participated in over 30 group shows throughout the Greater Toronto Area. In addition to his gallery work, he has had numerous private commissions. His first canvas painting now hangs in Toronto City Hall as part of their permanent art collection.

“As an urban artist, voyeurism is the foundation for my creative process. It is through keen observation of modern day urban life that I create a backdrop for social commentary, juxtaposing street life with nostalgic images of the cityscape that may be long forgotten.” – Christopher Hayes

Opening Reception:
Engine Gallery
37 Mill Street, Bldg #37
Distillery District
Thursday November 19, 2009
7pm – 10pm
The Historic Distillery District A great destination!

Toronto’s first pedestrian-only village was at one time the largest distillery in the British Empire, the 13 acre site has been redeveloped and dedicated to the promotion of arts, culture and entertainment.


If you’ve never been to the Distillery District (map), make your way to Parliament St. and Mill St., and you’ll find galleries, boutiques, restaurants, cafes, artist studios, workshops, jewellers, theatres, retail stores, offices, ample parking and a truly unique vista, all within the historic Gooderham & Worts distillery.

For more information visit www.thedistillerydistrict.com.

Our contact information is below (note that we’ve discontinued the old Distillery number):

Engine Gallery
37 Mill Street, Bldg #37
Distillery District
Toronto, ON M5A 3R6
(416) 531-9905

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Featured Artist Show Information
Christopher Hayes
Nov 19 to Dec 8, 2009


‘Some Assembly Required’

Thur Nov 19, 2009
7pm – 10pm

Upcoming Show Information
Group Show
Starting Dec 12 and featuring a huge selection of artwork
from various artists.
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The Historic Distillery District
Toronto’s first
pedestrian-only village.


Location & Hours

Engine Gallery
37 Mill Street, Bldg #37
Distillery District
Toronto, ON M5A 3R6
(416) 531-9905


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Our Queen Street West location is now closed.
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Contact Information: 37 Mill Street, Bldg #37, Distillery District, Toronto, Ontario M5A 3R6 - (416) 531-9905
Engine Gallery ~ 37 Mill Street, Bldg #37, Distillery District, Toronto, Ontario M5A 3R6 ~ (416) 531-9905


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