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Brandon Steen: Toronto Saints

View five paintings exploring the history of Toronto's five original wards this fall.

Painting of St. Lawrence Market by Brandon Steen. Image: Brandon Steen
Image: Brandon Steen

In this series of five paintings, Canadian artist Brandon Steen connects five wards, five Saints and five bricked buildings to tell a story of Toronto's history. These pieces take a look back at Toronto in 1834 when the City's original boundaries were defined by five wards: St. Lawrence, St. David, St. Patrick, St. Andrew and St. George. 

It wasn't for another 57 years that the Taylor Brothers started a pressed brick empire that would come to define those same wards with bricked buildings including everything from factories, hospitals, houses, hotels, concert halls, markets, arenas, Parliament buildings and universities. 

Five of those buildings are captured in the five paintings that will be exhibited at the former site of the Taylor Brother empire, Evergreen Brick Works, September 7th through October 27th. 

Please respect the artist and artist's work. Do not touch the artwork. 

Dates & Times

Sun 10am4pm
Mon Closed
Tue Closed
Wed Closed
Thu Closed
Fri Closed
Sat 10am4pm

The exhibit is available for viewing from September 7 to October 27, 2019 during regular operating hours. 

Prices & Fees

Free and open to the public during Young Welcome Centre opening hours. 

Please note: all inquiries about artist commissions or purchasing displayed artworks should be directed to the Elaine Fleck Gallery. Please contact the Elaine Fleck Gallery at 


Google Map of Evergreen Brick Works, Toronto ON

Young Welcome Centre at Evergreen Brick Works
550 Bayview Ave, Toronto ON, M4W 3X8

Wheelchair accessibleThis event is wheelchair-accessible.