Ryerson Image Centre

Gallery. Research. Collections.

Ryerson Image Centre
33 Gould Street, Toronto ON M5B 1X8 (1 block N-E of Yonge & Dundas)
hours: Tues/ Thur/ Fri 11-6, Wed 11-8, Sat & Sun 12-5.
admission: FREE.
T: 416 979 5164

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The Ryerson Image Centre (RIC) exists for the research, teaching and exhibition of photography and related media. We are an active partner within the academic fabric of Ryerson University, the cultural network of greater Toronto, and the national and international artistic community. We develop rigorous yet inclusive programs for students, faculty, artists, researchers and curators, as well as for the general public. The RIC features three interrelated areas of activity. Our exhibition program addresses topics of social, cultural, aesthetic and historical concern from a variety of contemporary perspectives. Our Peter Higdon Research Centre conducts and facilitates inquiry into primary resource materials and offers workshops, lectures, symposia and publication programs. Finally, we maintain a collection of photography spanning the medium's history, as well as several artist and journalism achives -- including the renowned Black Star Collection of 20th-century reportage.

TAG: American, Canadian, City Hall District, Contemporary, European, Historical, Modern, Photography / Lens-based, University Galleries / Museums


Jan 24-Apr 8, 2018 | Winter exhibitions opening reception Wed 24 Jan, 6-8pm:

Collaboration: A Potential History of Photography. An exhibition and collaborative laboratory. Created by Ariella Azoulay, Wendy Ewal ... more

Jan 24-Apr 8, 2018 | Winter exhibitions opening reception Wed 24 Jan, 6-8pm:

Jim Goldberg: Rich and Poor. From 1977 to 1985, photographer Jim Goldberg worked with both impoverished and affluent resid ... more

Jan 24-Apr 8, 2018 | Winter exhibitions opening reception Wed 24 Jan, 6-8pm:

"Soon we were en route again...": The Margaret Corry Albums (1947–1963). Through an exploration of photographic albu ... more

Jan 24-Apr 8, 2018 | Winter exhibitions opening reception Wed 24 Jan, 6-8pm:

Ivan Sigal: Karachi Circular Railway. This multi-channel installation documents the derelict structures and disordered surroundin ... more


Jan 24-Feb 25, 2018 | Winter exhibitions opening reception Wed 24 Jan, 6-8pm:

Jorge Ayala: A Su Propio Ritmo (At Its Own Rhythm). This is the first of a series of installations that explore the documentary heritage of Latin America as reflected on UNESCO's Memory of the World Register. Establis ... more

Opening Wed 7 Mar 2018, 6-8pm:

Petrija Dos Santos: A Labour of Love.

Wednesdays open late:

Ryerson Image Centre is open late every Wednesday, until 8pm, and admission is always FREE!


Thursdays 12noon, Feb 15, Mar 22 & Apr 5, 2018:

Noon-Time Collection Talks.
Feb 15: Parker Kay.
Mar 22: Sara Knelman.
Apr 5: Zoë Lepiano.
Each academic calendar, we're pleased to present intimate conversations focusing on our vast p ... more


Jan - Apr 2018:

For information on active program of special events related to Collaboration: A Potential History of Photography, please visit http://bit.ly/2DyETk6.

Wed 28 Feb 2018, 7pm:

Tanenbaum Lecture. Jim Goldberg. Location: The Real Institute, Ryerson University, 424 Yonge Street, 2nd Floor, Toronto. FREE, but registration required: http://bit.ly/2DU0MdL.

Mar 16 & 17, 2018:

RIC symposium: Photography: The Black Box of History. Keynote speakers: Ariella Azoulay and Elizabeth Edwards. School of Image Arts, 122 Bond Street (IMA-307). This symposium will investigate how photography is conceptuali

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