Image credit: Hannah Mittelstaedt Exhibition, 2022

The Riviera Gallery

The Riviera Ward's Island Kitchen + Gallery hosts the artwork of Toronto Island artists with rotating monthly exhibitions

On View - 

Joanna Kidd

Saints of the Sandbar

September 7 - October 1

With Saints of the Sandbar, Joanna Kidd has created a miscellany of carved wooden saints to protect residents and visitors to Toronto Island. The exhibition is rooted in the rich history of the Island and includes the Patron Saints of mariners, rum runners, swimmers, paddlers and ice skaters. There are twelve saints in all, each carrying the symbols of his or her trade, and each standing in a distinctive surround. Ready to protect, preserve and please.

Opening Reception: Thursday, September 7th, 7-9pm

Saint Valiente, the Patron Saint of Ferry Captains and Ferry Passengers, 2021

Joanna Kidd

Past Exhibitions - 

Linda Rosenbaum and Susan Roy


August 2 - September 6

The exhibit features beautifully hand-painted black & white photographs by Linda Rosenbaum and intricately sculpted Paper Works by Susan Roy. Colour and texture is the thread that connect the work.

Opening Reception: Thursday, August 3rd, 7 to 9 pm

Untitled, Linda Rosenbaum

California #5, Susan Roy

Nancy Moore: 

New Perspectives

July 6 - July 30

Nancy Moore’s exhibition New Perspectives is a collection of oil paintings that focus on landscape, still life and the nautical world.

Opening Reception: Thursday, July 6, 7 to 9 pm

Nancy Moore, Allusion, 2023

Oil on Canvas, 10" x 10"

Rosemary Parson

Retrospective Exhibition

June 1 - July 2, 2023

Rosemary Parson's exhibition is a retrospective of her paintings from the mid 1970's to present day. 

Rosemary works with various mediums including gouache and acrylics. Her paintings, characterized by bold colour and intricate detail, often elicit an emotional response. 

Opening Reception: Thursday, June 1, 7-9PM.

Rosemary Parson, Girl in Red Dress, 2023

Cold Wax and Oil Collage, 29" x 25"

Paige Brodie: Washed 

May 4 - May 28, 2023

Paige's work is a celebration of colour and the freedom of abstract through oil paint and layers of washes. Bright ombre patterns on long vertical canvas sometimes mimic a dreamy horizon viewed through a window. 

Opening Reception: Thursday, May 4th, 7-9PM.

Paige Brodie, Washed Series 4, 2023 

Oil and Wash on Canvas, 20" x 8"