OPERATING IN THE CONTEXT OF COVID-19
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 email@example.com 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: firstname.lastname@example.org. Toll free North America 866.499.3147. Local Toronto, Ontario 416.855.3661.