Visit

Joys is open on Saturdays from 12 - 5pm, or by appointment (email or dm to set up a time).

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.

About

Joys is a space dedicated, plainly speaking, to joy in all of its forms. Joys focuses on evolving practices, motivated by small gestures rather than sweeping statements. 

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. 

Logo

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.


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903 Lansdowne Ave (Laneway Entry)
Toronto, Ontario, M6H 3Z2