Frederick Horsman Varley Art Gallery

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Exterior view of the Varley Art Gallery

Frederick Horsman Varley Art Gallery is an art gallery in Markham, Ontario, Canada. It is named after Frederick Varley, an artist from the Group of Seven. The gallery is located on Main Street in Unionville. The gallery, which spans 13,935 m2 and includes over a hundred pieces by Frederick Varley opened in May 1977.[1] The gallery features a frequent changing of displays of the artwork done by local, national, and international artists. The gallery offers group tours, school programs, studio courses and workshops, courses and lectures, and family activities.[2]

The art gallery is a short walk from Salem-Eckhardt House, the historical figure Kathleen Gormley McKay's residence. The house was built in the 1840s, and later became home to Frederick Varley. Kathleen Gormley McKay donated many of the original Frederick Varley pieces to the gallery.[1]


  1. ^ a b Pound, Richard W. (2005). 'Fitzhenry and Whiteside Book of Canadian Facts and Dates'. Fitzhenry and Whiteside.
  2. ^ "City of Markham – Varley Art Gallery". Retrieved 31 December 2014.

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Coordinates: 43°52′09″N 79°18′45″W / 43.86917°N 79.31250°W / 43.86917; -79.31250