Welcome to Glass in Canada

Explore our unique and growing archive of over 8000 photos documenting 160 years of the art, history and heritage of stained glass in Canadian public buildings. Scroll down for easy access to all Provinces or use the links in the header.

Try any single term in the SEARCH BOX for serendipitous results, e.g. Indigenous, Winnipeg, assumption, holy spirit, Gaboury, nativity, war, signature etc. NOT case sensitive.

MAP & Lists of Cities/Provinces

Giniigaaniimenaaning: “Looking Ahead”, 2012 (central section) Parliament of Canada | View Piece

Art Tragedy for Vancouver: Adam and Eve of 1533: Cosmic Wheel of God’s Creation | View Piece

A Holocaust Scene in Regina: Prisoners and Captors. Germany, 1990. | View Piece

Buffalo Runners: the Hunt (after Remington) Winnipeg, 1907 | View Piece

Toronto: “The Union of Commerce and Industry” 1898, with a Significant Omission | View Piece

The Glass Archive

Click a Province to explore 8000 photos from some of the thousands of Canada’s steadily disappearing heritage buildings.


featured exhibitions

First Nations, Inuit and Metis, Canadian history, landscapes in glass, war memorials, architecture and (of course!) Saints and Sinners are just a few of many themes we will be presenting in the coming years. Dive into these exhibitions to gain a sense of the enormous range of glass artistry in Canada. And send us your suggestions!

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Read the stories of glass makers in Canada, and discover their studios and unique and varied styles.

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