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903 Lansdowne Ave (Laneway garage)
Toronto, Ontario



Joys is open on Saturday, 1-5 pm, or by appointment.

The gallery is located in a garage accessible via the paved alleyway directly behind 903 Lansdowne Ave. You can enter the alley from the north (just south of Lappin Ave at Lansdowne), or from the south (north of Wallace ave). There is a distance of approximately 150 metres (110-120 steps) from the north-west entrance to the alley. The doorway is street-level and approximately 47 inches wide. There is room for one vehicle to park directly outside of the entrance.
There is no restroom on site.


Joys is an independent gallery in Toronto, Canada initated by curator and writer Danica Pinteric. Joys’ program of exhibitions, readings, and public conversations explores the politics of vulnerability and the strength of process-driven, intuitive practice. The gallery’s core tenets are sustainability, collaboration, and trust.

Joys exists on lands that have known human activity for over fifteen thousand years. Tkaronto (Toronto) sits on the traditional territory of the Wendat, Anishnaabeg, Haudenosaunee, Métis, and the Mississaugas of the New Credit First Nation. The lands and waters fostering life in this area today belong to the Dish With One Spoon Territory - an arrangement between the Anishinaabe, Mississaugas, and Haudenosaunee allowing them to share and protect the land in peace. Joys is run by a settler of Eastern and Western European ancestry. 


The Joys graphic is a rubber stamp designed and handmade by Clara Talajic. With each impression, it is renewed, subject to new surfaces, ink tones, and contexts.


903 Lansdowne Ave (laneway garage)
Toronto, Ontario



Artist Collaborators
Alyssa Alikpala
Pardiss Amerian
Nabil Azab
Claire Geddes Bailey (Spool Oven)
Ashley Diana Culver
Shannon Garden-Smith
Jana Ghalayini
Evaldas Jansas
Joyce Joumaa
Natasha Katedralis
Maja Klaassens
Marisa Kriangwiwat-Holmes
Boris Kurdi
Arvo Leo
Garrett Lockhart
Sofía Mesa
José Andrés Mora
Becket MWN
Fiona Nguyen
Bea Parsons
Cadence Planthara
Fatine-Violette Sabiri
Erin Skiffington
Suzanna Zak