The modern.toronto will be located at 1153 Queen Street West, in the core of an exciting, arts-themed revitalization of Queen West. The building will be on the west side of Abell Street, next to a sculpture garden which will be located directly east of Abell.
The purpose of this new museum is to exhibit work not commonly seen in Canadian museums, in particular in the Toronto area. The idea is not to duplicate the efforts of other venues, but rather to show work which is innovative and compelling.
The museum's focus will be on non-objective abstract painting and sculpture. While this work receives less attention from the larger museums of today, it deserves a place to be seen and has much to offer today's younger painters. Balanced attention will be given to emerging artists as well as seasoned artists with established, international reputations.
The modern.toronto is dedicated to bringing great art to the neighbourhood and to Toronto at large.