Welcome to Glass in Canada

Explore our growing archive of over 9000 photos documenting 160 years of Canada’s culture, art, history and heritage in public buildings across this vast country. 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. Search INCA for widespread Indigenous Canada links.

Enter a city or other single word, e.g. spirit, cornerstone, Gaboury, regina, nativity, war, signature etc. NOT case sensitive.

MAP & Lists of Cities/Provinces

The Apology Window of 2012 at the 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 OVER 9000 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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