A book centred on Toronto’s Galleria Mall has just been released.
The Galleria: The Mall That Time Forgot includes over 100 captioned photographs in addition to information on the following: the rise and fall of the shopping mall, history of the Galleria site, and Galleria Mall’s past, present, and future.
NOTE: Only 500 copies of this book have been printed. As of Jan 12, only four copies remain in the distribution centre. Books are still available at the stores listed as well. If you live in Bloordale, there is free delivery. Email for details. Will there be an additional print run? That’s uncertain at this point. Copies ordered online and from the stores are signed by Shari Kasman.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR/ARTIST Shari Kasman is a writer, multidisciplinary artist, and piano teacher in Toronto. Her book of short stories is entitled Everything Life Has to Offer (Invisible Publishing, 2016). In terms of art, she has shown work in both private and public spaces, with output taking the form of everything from installation to illustration. She lives in Toronto.
_______________ What People Are Saying:
“The rise and fall of Galleria Mall mirrors the rapid development of Toronto. With grace, humour, and nostalgia, Shari Kasman’s homage to Galleria Mall reminds us the spaces in which malls occupy can be more than just a place to consume goods—community, friendships, and culture can blossom. Too often Toronto ploughs over its past; thanks to Kasman, this book will not let the Galleria be forgotten. “ —Matthew Blackett, founder and creative director of Spacing
“Equal parts Georges Perec and Jane Jacobs, with a sprinkling of Miranda July, Galleria is full of unconventional perception and curiosity. Shari Kasman lifts the lid on the architectural box we call a mall to show us the eccentric space and quotidian routine within—to joyous and profound effect.” —Michael Winter, author of Into the Blizzard and neighbour of Galleria Mall
“Shari Kasman celebrates the anachronistic beauty of Galleria Mall with an infectious exuberance, sparking a nostalgia for the shopping mall as a phenomenon, and a wonder for the phenomenon that is this particular shopping mall.” —Michelle Winters, author of I Am a Truck
DETAILS AND SPECS: Format: Softcover, full colour, 160 pages Dimensions: 8 x 9” Publication date: November 22, 2018 Publishing imprint: Salted Pepper Projects Language: English ISBN: 978-1-9994833-0-2
Postcards are available for sale at: * the Salted Pepper Projects online shop * Art Metropole (online only—enter “galleria” intp their search engine for more options) * TOWN (1187 Bloor St. W, east of Brock)
Galleria Mall Postcard
Candy Dispensers at Galleria Mall
The Galleria's Arcade Games
The Galleria's Food Kiosk: El Amigo
El Amigo's Sandwiches
Snowmen at the Galleria
Santa Claus at Galleria Mall
This other thing is a map. The White Squirrels of Toronto Map is an 11 x 17” hand-drawn foldable map showing the exact places where white squirrels like to spend time in Toronto. It’s available at The Lucky Penny General Store & Café (189 Shaw Street) and Fresh Fields (1545 Dundas St. West).