The Toronto Focal Forum, formed in 1939, is a diverse group of photographic print makers from around the Greater Toronto area. We are a small group of print makers that demonstrate a firm commitment to photography as an art form, and the print in particular.
At the Toronto Focal Forum we share a passion for the printed photograph: it’s our chosen means of creative expression, so we strive for artistic and technical excellence. Our candid print reviews are times for diverse work and different ideas, creating an invigorating, ongoing conversation about our experiences in art and in life. These evenings are times of inspiration, honing our craft of clear vision and communication, enriching our photographic pursuits. This is the measure of our success.
Meetings (Temporarily Online)
We meet bi-weekly on Wednesdays for dinner meetings which provide a social and photographic experience. Following lively dinner conversations, a moderator leads a discussion of the prints presented by the members. An important membership requirement is an ability and willingness to comment openly, consistently, and constructively. In this way, frank and provocative discussions make worthwhile contributions to our growth and expand our appreciation of the art of photography.
Although the Toronto Focal Forum membership is restricted to approximately 35 people, we welcome guests by invitation and new photographer-printmaker members by application.
In-Person Meetings have been held at Seoul House, 3220 Dufferin Street, Toronto. Entrance just off Orfus Road with ample parking, and close to Yorkdale subway station.