Love Toronto’s art and books scene? Vote for your Readers’ Choice favourites while you can

Show your support for the city's best book store, indie gallery and more!


Rumours of the Amazon-led apocalypse facing brick-and-mortar book stores have been slightly exaggerated. Toronto is still home to a number of excellent shops that help contribute to the city’s overall arts scene. And, like them, our art galleries of all sizes continue to thrive by drawing locals and visitors for curated visual exhibits.

This year’s Readers’ Choice poll offers a tangible way to celebrate your favourite parts of the city and support them with your votes! There are only a few weeks left, so be sure to make your picks today. 

Best Book Store

NOW readers singled out these 10 book stores as the best in the city. Each offer their own unique selection and in-store experience. Have you visited them all? Which one is your favourite?

  • A Different Booklist
  • Another Story
  • Bakka Phoenix
  • BMV
  • Book City
  • Chapters
  • Glad Day Bookshop
  • Indigo
  • Re: Reading
  • Type Books

Best Independent Gallery 

Independent galleries provide a more intimate environment to engage with art, whether it’s from local artists or curated exhibits from abroad. You said these 10 indies were the best in the city – but now you have to choose just one!

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  • Northern Contemporary 
  • Nuvango Gallery 
  • Project Gallery
  • Rose Will Gallery 
  • Stephen Bulger Gallery
  • Super Wonder Gallery
  • Urban Gallery
  • Yellow House Gallery
  • Younger Than Beyonce

All category winners will be announced in November, so submit your votes and stay tuned! If you’re a finalist itching to get closer to the title of “Best in Toronto,” be sure to connect with us via advertising@nowtoronto.com – we can provide some strategic promotion options that get results.

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