OPERATING IN THE CONTEXT OF COVID-19
Monday, April 13: Please note that the Ontario Government has extended emergency orders under the Emergency Management and Civil Protection Act to April 23. Among other things, this order requires the “closure of places of non-essential businesses”. https://news.ontario.ca/opo/en/2020/04/ontario-takes-further-action-to-stop-the-spread-of-covid-19.html
GalleryExpress will remain in maintenance status until the lifting of these restrictions within the Emergency Orders. Stay safe. Stay in touch. And we will see you all on the other side.
Monday, April 6: The activities of GalleryExpress remain limited to office services and a skeleton warehouse staff in place for security and maintenance services only. We are able to release items out of storage directly to a client or to a third party designated by a client if absolutely necessary, but we are unable to deliver.
As is the case with the city, province, and even country as a whole, we remain sheltered in place until we are advised otherwise by the health professionals and civilian leadership monitoring the current pandemic.
Feel free to reach out to us at 416.855.3661 or firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions or concerns, or for estimates or future scheduling. You may also reach Raymond Familusi directly at email@example.com.
At this time, our best guess for the resumption of at least limited services is May 1. This is a moving target, and a hopeful assessment.
Stay safe. Stay in touch. And we will see you all on the other side.
Wednesday, March 18: With recent developments in the Toronto region and beyond, GalleryExpress is restricting all public services to in-house activities only. Office services, including email and phone services, are available and operate per our normal business hours. This includes accounts, estimates and some international logistical monitoring and services. Storage services are by appointment only. All delivery, installation, exhibition, packaging and related services are unavailable through April 3. On April 6, we will assess the situation and update our status.
This is an evolving situation both unprecedented and, today, relatively unpredictable. Out of an abundance of concern for the welfare of our amazing employees, our loyal clients, and the community we love local and global, we are employing to the best of our ability policies to safeguard all the lives we touch.
This does not mean that GalleryExpress is sitting back. We plan on arriving on the other side of this pandemic stronger and better. This starts with our new fine art storage facility that we are working to bring online during this hiatus in mid- to late-April.
In the meantime, though, please stay safe, practice social distance, look out for those in need, and keep in touch with your loved ones. We look forward to serving you again soon.
Friday, March 13: GalleryExpress remains open and continues to operate our local operations. ALL INTERNATIONAL SHUTTLES ARE CANCELLED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE. The health, safety and well-being of our employees, clients and partners is our top priority. With the growing global concerns around the COVID-19 pandemic we have implemented the following measures to minimize the potential spread of the coronavirus.
- Increased frequency of regularly scheduled facility cleanings.
- Placement of hand sanitizers in technician kits and disinfectant wipes at all entrances and in company vehicles.
- Education and information sources have been provided to all employees regarding preventative measures and to avoid exposure.
- Workplace policies addressing working in the context of a pandemic have been developed and shared.
- Suspension of all international shuttles, business travel and disclosure of all personal travel to, or through, affected countries
We have suspended entry to our facility of all non-essential visitors. For those deemed essential visitors, you will be required to complete, and sign, a short health screening questionnaire prior to your visit. This must be returned and reviewed before entering the facility. Please note, all information will be treated with discretion and confidentially however should there be a “YES” response to any question, the visitor will not be allowed on-site, and the meeting will be cancelled, postponed or held in a virtual environment.
We will continue to monitor the situation and will provide updates as the situation warrants. If you have any questions or concerns please do not hesitate to contact Raymond Familusi at firstname.lastname@example.org or 416.855.3661.
GalleryExpress FAS is a fine art services company based in Toronto, Ontario, Canada servicing the Greater Toronto Area and beyond.
We provide art handling expertise ranging from commercial and residential installations, to art relocation, packaging, and delivery services. Our packaging services include on site soft packing and bespoke crate building services. We offer local deliveries in Toronto, expedited deliveries to northern and southern Ontario, straight truck deliveries to major art fairs in North America, and a monthly air-ride, climate controlled shuttle service to New York City (with stops along the way).
Our clients include artists, galleries, commercial offices, private collectors, interior designers, event planners, framers, conservators, governments, and public institutions to name a few. We also work with other fine art service providers within and outside of Canada to provide support for their clients or to extend support for ours.
With industry standard fine art packing and handling insurance, GalleryExpress employs a dedicated team of experienced art handlers with roots in Toronto’s active and diverse arts community.
Our focus is simple: to provide a flexible, professional, and reliable fine art handling service to the Greater Toronto Area and beyond.
Take a look through our web site. Review our projects for examples from the range of projects we’ve been involved in over the years. Drop us a line to schedule an item, to request a quote, or to inquire about the range of services we offer. We’re always happy to talk shop and share experiences.
Contact us: email@example.com. Toll free North America 866.499.3147. Local Toronto, Ontario 416.855.3661.