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ABOUT ART INSITE
Helping ordinary people experience extraordinary art, design and architecture in Toronto — and beyond!
Art InSite, is the go-to company for art, design and architecture tours of Toronto, including behind-the-scenes encounters with artists in their studios and access to private collections. As welcoming ambassadors, our guides help visitors and Greater Toronto Area residents to enjoy the hidden treasures of the city, meet movers and shakers in the arts, and suck the juice out of the city’s culturally diverse neighbourhoods.
Founded in 1996 by arts journalist Betty Ann Jordan, Art InSite provides regular and custom tours of Toronto’s art, architecture, craft and design. The company offers regular Queen West walking tours every Saturday afternoon and group and individual walking and/or bus tour commentary of the historic Distillery District, Yorkville, University of Toronto (architecture and art), Spadina/King West, Harbourfront (including the Music Garden), Morrow Avenue, and the East End.
TOURS INCLUDE visits to the best galleries and most vibrant neighbourhoods, visits to artists’ studios, encounters with architects and designers, meetings with independent fashion designers and crafts persons and premium visits to private or corporate art collections.
Seasonal experiences include a tour of artists’ gardens at Harbourfront and tours of the Toronto International Art Fair and the Contact Month of Photography.
Purchasing art and one-of-a-kind Canadian craft, fashion and design? We can help you find the perfect thing, tapping our knowledge of galleries, dealers, boutiques, studios.
For corporate clients, Art InSite offers team-building and incentive outings, with value-added talks about appreciating and collecting art and inspirational glimpses into the inner workings of the Toronto cultural scene.
A professional arts journalist who trained as an artist, Betty Ann Jordan writes freelance feature articles and reviews as well as authoring a regular Artist File column for Canadian House and Home magazine. Her articles and columns have appeared in Toronto Life, Where Toronto, Essential Toronto, Azure, Toronto (November 2008), The Globe and Mail, The National Post, American Style, Canadian Art, Art News, Fashion, Elm Street, and many other periodicals. She has led courses on art appreciation for the Classical Pursuits program, the Adult Education program of the Art Gallery of Ontario, and the Museum of Contemporary Canadian Art.