If you find yourself at the corner of Queen st W. and McCaul over the next 5 evenings, be sure to look up for a chance to see a public exhibit of works by some of the most compelling contemporary Canadian photographers.

In a delightfully typical Torontonian way (which is to say, projected through streetcar wires) you will have the opportunity to see a small selection of photographs from this year’s Scotiabank Photography Award displayed on the eastern wall of the Scotiabank branch on Queen West.

This year’s finalists include Pascal Grandmaison, Suzy Lake, and Jayce Salloum whose work you may have seen at the AGO, the National Gallery of Canada, MOMA or the Musée d’art contemporain de Montréal. These photographers have diverse approaches to the medium and the photos exhibited as part of the public art installation are but a tiny selection of their body of work.

Most interestingly,however, is an added feature to the projection, a phone number you can text to receive additional information about the artists, the photographs themselves and the award.

If you want to discover more from these artists, you’re in luck. Both Suzy Lake and Jayce Salloum have shows opening in Toronto in the coming weeks. If you happen to be in Montreal, you can also discover more of Pascal Grandmaison’s work

The public projection of these selected works is running until the evening of April 25th.

Suzy Lake’s work will be on display at Georgia Scherman Projects (133 Tecumseh st.)
Opens April 28th, runs until June 4th.
You can also pick up a book of her work at the Art Gallery of Ontario (AGO) or
visit her website

To discover the works of Jayce Salloum, visit his gallery show
A History of Photography at MKG127 Gallery (1445 Dundas st. W)
Opens April 23rd, runs to May 21st, 2016

For more on Pascal Grandmaison visit

The Scotiabank Photography Award is one of the most important peer-reviewed photography awards in Canada. The nominees are chosen by influential voices in Canadian art and the finalists are decided based on their hefty portfolio of work. Learn more about the award here.


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