SERVICE UPDATE

STATUS: Field Operations Open
Warehouse Operations Ongoing with restrictions

March 9, 2021: As of March 9, 2021 we have returned to full field and warehouse operations, with COVID safety protocols in place. Warehouse and storage operations are active, but visitors are restricted and by appointment only until further notice. All office services are operational per our regular office hours (9 AM – 5 PM, Monday to Friday). Office staff remains on a work from home rotation through the office. That means only one individual at any time is actively on site in the office, but our team as a whole is active. Our New York Fine Art Shuttle remains suspended, but we are happy to announce is scheduled to resume in June 2021. All our best to you and yours. Please stay safe.

OFFICE OPERATIONS: Regular hours and services
WAREHOUSE OPERATIONS: Open – Restricted
FIELD OPERATIONS: Open March 9, 2021

JANUARY 13, 2021: Due to the newly announced stay-at-home emergency order implemented by the Government of Ontario, all of our existing appointments are on hold until further notice. Limited warehouse and storage operations remain active, but no visitors until further notice. All office services are operational per our regular office hours (9 AM – 5 PM, Monday to Friday). Once we have confirmation of when we are able to resume field operations, we will reach out to reschedule your project. All previously scheduled projects will be first priority.
OFFICE OPERATIONS: Regular hours and services
WAREHOUSE OPERATIONS: Reduced/Restricted
FIELD OPERATIONS: Closed December 11 – February 11

CHRISTMAS BREAK: Due to the current pandemic outbreak, GalleryExpress will close field operations early this year in order to provide our fine art handlers time to quarantine prior to joining family for the Christmas break. We appreciate your understanding in these difficult times. Our office will remain open and staffed through December 23. We wish you all a safe and healthy holiday break.
OFFICE OPERATIONS: Closed December 24 – January 3
FIELD OPERATIONS: Closed December 11 – January 3

November 23, 2020: Public health authorities have initiated a Toronto region lockdown (Grey – control category). This is a limited lockdown of non-essential retail and personal service establishments. As a result, GalleryExpress will not shut down operations, but will have enhanced restrictions in place in addition to those listed below. Updates to the follow.

STATUS: Field and Warehouse Operations Open*

November 16, 2020: Due to the expanding number of COVID-19 infections in the Toronto region, we anticipate the return of a regional lockdown. If (or when) public health authorities initiate a Toronto region lockdown (Grey – control category), all scheduled jobs will be cancelled. Various operations may be modified and/or become unavailable even prior to a lockdown should the public health situation warrant it for the safety of our staff and clients. We will update this page and our clients as the situation evolves. For further information regarding the public health status of the Toronto region please see City of Toronto COVID-19. For the current Public Health code status for the region please see Ontario COVID-19 levels by region.

Please stay safe and abide by the guidelines of your local public health authority.

* Open status restrictions apply:
• cloth/paper masks for installers on site; standard six-foot physical distancing; cloth and/or paper masks available for clients;
• all warehouse visitors must use cloth/paper masks while in facility;
• until further notice, visitors are by appointment only;
• maintaining six foot physical distancing in all instances possible;
• hand sanitizer in vehicles and kits on site for regular disinfection;
• disposable (biodegradable) gloves single site use only;
• our vehicles and common areas in our warehouse are cleaned daily prior to the commencement of active duty.

July 1, 2020: GalleryExpress has been working hard to to reduce our exposure to the detrimental effects of the COVID-19 pandemic and meet the challenges presented by this pandemic to the industry as a whole, and our operations in particular.

FINE ART STORAGE
Our most important initiative has been accelerating the availability of our new storage warehouse. It is finally complete! As of July 1 all office and administrative services are now located at:
105 – 289 Bridgeland Ave, Toronto, ON M6A 1Z6

SERVICE UPDATE
We have returned to full operations in our warehouse and partial field operations. Currently, our protocols include:
• cloth masks for installers on site where maintaining physical distancing is problematic, cloth and/or paper masks available for clients;
• all warehouse visitors must use cloth/paper masks while in facility;
• until further notice, visitors are by appointment only;
• maintaining six foot physical distancing in all instances possible;
• hand sanitizer in vehicles and kits on site for regular disinfection;
• disposable (biodegradable) gloves single site use only;
• our vehicles and common areas in our warehouse are cleaned each morning daily prior to the commencement of active duty.

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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).

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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: info@galleryexpress.ca. Toronto, Ontario 416.855.3661.