about Gallery 345
Gallery 345 is a superb listening room of over 2,000 square feet with 15 foot wood ceilings, plaster and brick walls. The gallery is on the first floor of a century-old warehouse in Toronto's Parkdale/Roncesvalles area, just north of the tennis courts in the Sorauren Avenue park. The building was originally a one storey shed built in the 1890s. In the 1910s a second and third storey was added to the building when manufacturers of ball bearings, then tiles, took possession.
Gallery 345 was created in 2005 by Edward Epstein. Ed has been involved with contemporary music in the city since he arrived and soon after the gallery was built he bought a nine foot 1960 Baldwin concert grand to take advantage of the superb acoustics. Since its beginning the gallery has staged over 520 concerts. One of the great piano salons in Toronto, the gallery is a listening room for chamber music: classical, jazz, improvisation and contemporary composition.
The gallery can be rented for concerts, fundraisers, CD releases, private parties, weddings, book launches. If interested in renting this great space, please write Ed at firstname.lastname@example.org.