Group of Seven founding members Harris and MacDonald were sufficiently impressed by Jackson’s work that, in 1913, they invited him to move to Toronto. The following year, he shared space with Thomson in the Studio Building on Severn Street, remaining there until 1955, when he re-located to the Ottawa area.
For the last six years of his life, Jackson lived at the home of Robert and Signe McMichael (now the McMichael gallery). Jackson is buried in the small cemetery on the McMichael gallery grounds.
A.Y. Jackson (1882–1974), First Snow, Algoma, 1919/1920, oil on canvas, 107.1 x 127.7 cm, In memory of Gertrude Wells Hilborn, McMichael Canadian Art Collection, 1966.7