June 17 – October 31, 2023

Special Occasions

Machine Dazzle’s Surreal Retrospective: Bespoke looks for special public events like Pride and Easter parade.

Special Occasions

Event Info At A Glance

Price Overview: Free

Venue Overview: Gallery 235


Special Occasions is a “silver foil cityscape.” A retrospective exhibition that looks at the surreal custom looks Machine created for himself and countless models and muses who have worn Machine Dazzle bespoke creations when attending special public events, like Pride and New York’s Easter parade. The collection is drawn from looks meant for public consumption – for a bawdy night out the town or strolling the streets of a parade, decked out in maximalist yet thoughtfully constructed finery.   


Gallery 235

(Formerly Artport Gallery)

Wednesdays and Thursdays, 12–6pm

Fridays and Saturdays, 12–8pm

Sundays 12–6pm

Holiday Mondays, 12–6pm


Large gallery located in the middle of the main building. Doors will remain open during gallery hours.

Wheelchair Accessible

235 Queens Quay W

Toronto, ON, M5J 2G8