YD T.O provides a professional art gallery space on Yonge-Dundas Square that encourages young people aged 14-29 to explore their passion in visual arts.
The YD Gallery features a wide representation of visual culture in Toronto and beyond, ranging from fine art and design to photography. The gallery area showcases unique and individual art created by young talent from high school level, through post-secondary, to entry into the professional world.
The work in the gallery demonstrates the youth artists’ gradual increase in quality, substance and overall growth in understanding of visual culture. This expedition brings an awareness of different genres of art and design to younger aspiring minds and provides a clearer representation of possible career directions. Several pieces from established and well-known successful mentors are also displayed as goals for the younger creators to work towards.