The Window Box Gallery: WIA@1313


The Window Box Gallery is a window box street facing space that facilitates the production of innovative work by emerging and established artists and designers alike, on projects that go beyond the confines of a traditional white cube exhibition space. Exhibitions in the Window Box Gallery feature work curated by WIAprojects' curators.
Past programming includes:

Sept-Dec 2018 - Artists & Designers - Curated by Pam Patterson & Leena Raudvee
2019 to August 1, 2019: CARPOS Collective curated an Emerging Artist Series
Sept.  2019 - Summer 2022: Through a Glass Lightly featuring work by artists with disabilities - Curated by Pam Patterson & Leena Raudvee
Summer 2022: The Alter(c)ations Project - Curated by Pam Patterson, Leena Raudvee; with Josephine Guan, and Sean Lee (Tangled Arts & Disabilities)
Fall 2022-Summer 2023: Reimagining Urban Spatiality Curated by Cecily Ou & Ella Taylor. 
Fall 2023: Josephine Guan, The Artist is Napping
The Window Box is located outside Gallery 1313’s main entrance in the courtyard of 1313 Queen Street West in Toronto. The Window Box is west-facing and receives direct sunlight. Heat and light sensitivity should be considered.
Receptions for the Window Box Gallery usually occur in conjunction with receptions in the gallery. An RSVP might be required depending on the SOP ( special occasions permit ).
  • 66.5 inches high, by 25 inches wide, by 22 inches deep
Other Info:
There is an 8.5" high x 35" wide concrete mantel below the window.
The mantel is 54" above the ground (this includes a 12" high concrete base)
The window itself is set inside a window well. There is a 1.5" wide space between the window frame and the brick wall. 

ACCESS & INSIDE: The access to the window is from inside, from a locked closet. It is used for storing a couple of ladders and a table. Side walls are 3/4 inch plywood and the rear door to the cabinet is 1/2 inch plywood. This back "wall" of the window gallery is a door that swings open into the closet behind the window space. It is made of 1/2" plywood. There are 2 holes (about 2" in diameter) in the ceiling towards the back that open above into a ledge that can be accessed from the closet. There is also an electrical outlet in the closet.

LIGHTS: There is an outlet inside the closet so with an extension cord and a fixture, 1-2 lights could be hung from the ceiling of the window space or placed anywhere else in the space. They would need to be low voltage LED lights because there is no ventilation and it faces the sun in the west. 

BOX FOR DIDACTIC TBA: We are looking at attaching a box on the wall for a didactic outside next to the window  - funding etc TBA

PERFORMANCE: Performance in the courtyard space during the opening could also be arranged. The courtyard is about 10' wide.

HOURS: The Window Box Gallery is open only during Gallery 1313 hours - Wednesday – Sunday, 1:00 pm – 5:00 pm1313 Queen Street West Toronto, ON. 

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