Toronto Camera Club

The Toronto Camera Club (TCC) is the oldest photography club in Canada, founded in 1888. It aims "to study and promote the art of photography in all its branches". It is situated in Toronto.

Toronto Camera Club
Toronto Camera Club logo.jpg
Formation1888 (1888)
PurposeTo study and promote the art of photography in all its branches
  • 587 Mount Pleasant Road
    Toronto, Ontario, Canada
President 2018-2019
Mike Fellhauer
Formerly called
Toronto Amateur Photographic Association

Starting life as a specialized section of the Royal Canadian Institute (RCI), the Photographic Section became an independent organization in 1888.[1] Originally named the Toronto Amateur Photographic Association, the organization changed its name to the Toronto Camera Club in 1891. That year the club began showing exhibits of members' work.[2]

The club held its first "Toronto International Salon of Photography" in May of 1892 with 99 prints exhibited. By 1929 the Salon received over 1,200 entries from 35 countries. That year 370 prints were selected for exhibition.[3]

In 1895 the club allowed women to join with limited privileges. In 1942 the TCC began accepting women for membership with full privileges.[4] In 1952 the club elected Evelyn Andrus as its first woman president.[3]


The Toronto Camera Club is affiliated with the Canadian Association for Photographic Art (CAPA), the Photographic Society of America (PSA), and the Ontario Council of Camera Clubs (OCCC).[5]

Toronto Camera Club by Edwin Haynes


  1. ^ A Brief History of the RCI
  2. ^ University of British Columbia Canadian Arts timeline 1868 to 1918 Archived 2007-09-20 at the Wayback Machine
  3. ^ a b "The Toronto Camera Club Celebrates 125 Years" (PDF). Canadian Camera Magazine. 7. Spring 2013. Retrieved 17 March 2019.
  4. ^ Kuitenbrouwer, Peter. "The Toronto Camera Club, founded the same year as the first roll of film was introduced, celebrates 125 years". National Post. Retrieved 18 March 2019.
  5. ^ "Club Affiliations". Toronto Camera Club. Retrieved 18 March 2019.

Further readingEdit

  • The first hundred years: An historical portrait of the Toronto Camera Club by Andrew Oliver ISBN 0969284411