Sotheby's Canada Home Auctions Contact

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M5R 2E1 Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Tel: +1 416-926-1774
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The Toronto office opened in 1967 where Sotheby’s first sale outside the United Kingdom was held. Since then, Sotheby’s Toronto has been a great presence in the Canadian art market, holding major sales of Canadian Art that frequently draw buyers from the United States and Europe. Sotheby’s continues to bring excellent examples of Colonial and Early Canadian works to market, including those of Paul Kane, Paul Peel, Cornelius Krieghoff, Marc-Aurele de Foy Suzor-Cote, Clarence Gagnon, Maurice Cullen and JW Morrice. In 2009, Mts: Emarald Lake by Lawren Harris (sold for $70 in the 1950s) achieved $175,000. Jean Paul Lemieux’s 1963 canvas, Rue à Sillery, achieved $152,500 and Le Vieux Pionnier by Marc-Aurele de Foy Suzor-Cote sold for $140,500. In 2008, a Lawren Harris sketch of icebergs sold for $1.8 million, more than tripling its presale estimate. In 2007, Marc-Aurele Fortin’s Les Grands Arbres sold for a record $807,500, more than three times the pre-auction estimate. Also of note was the sale of one of the most celebrated canvases in Canadian art, JEH MacDonald’s Solemn Land for $462,500, and a Tom Thomson oil sketch for $635,000.

Sotheby’s Toronto offers comprehensive services for clients worldwide. We provide estimates and insurance valuations for all collecting categories and can also advise on shipping, buying and selling with Sotheby’s. At present, we are actively seeking consignments in all collecting areas for inclusion in upcoming sales.

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