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. Wheelchair accessible.
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, Ontario Association of Art Galleries (OAAG), Photography / Lens-based, Scotiabank CONTACT Photography Festival, University Galleries / Museums


Jan 23-Apr 7, 2019 | opening party Wed 23 Jan, 6-8pm:

True to the Eyes: The Howard and Carole Tanenbaum Collection. This exhibition presents more than 200 photographs from the ... more

Jan 23-Apr 7, 2019 | opening party Wed 23 Jan, 6-8pm:

Laura Henno: M'Tsamboro. This silent, two-channel video by French artist Laura Henno was filmed in the Comoros arch ... more

May 1-Aug 4, 2019 | Spring / summer exhibitions opening party & CONTACT Festival launch Wed 1 May, 7-11pm:

Scotiabank Photography Award: Moyra Davey. Main Gallery and Salah J. Bachir New Media Wall. Curator: Gaëlle Morel. Primary Exhibition of 2019 Scotiabank CONTACT Photography Festival. This first survey exhibition celeb ... more


Mar 7-Apr 7, 2019 | opening party Thur 7 Mar, 6-8pm:

Fehn Foss: A Broader Sense of Belonging. Student Gallery, Ryerson Image Centre. A Broader Sense of Belonging looks at the blockades that we construct and their impact on our psyche. The dry stone walls in the Irish ... more

May 1-Jun 9, 2019 | Spring / summer exhibitions opening party & CONTACT Festival launch Wed 1 May, 7-11pm:

Adrian Raymer: Rejects. RIC Student Gallery. My grandfather James spent the last years of his life in a small flat in Burlington, Ontario, estranged from his family. Following his death in 1997, all of his possessions were sold b ... more

Jun 19-Aug 4, 2019:

Pearson Ripley: Shut Away. RIC Student Gallery. Shut Away is a window into a less-discussed immigration story in the United States. There are currently around fifty undocumented immigrants living in churches across the nat ... more

Wednesdays open late:

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


Wed 20 Mar 2019, 6pm:

Special exhibition tour. Join Paul Roth and Carole Tanenbaum for a behind-the-scenes look at True to the Eyes: The Howard and Carole Tanenbaum Photography Collection.

Thur 4 Apr 2019, 12noon:

Noon-Time Collection Talk. Want to learn more about the RIC's collection? Join Enriqueta Zafra, Associate Professor in Ryerson's Department of Languages, Literatures and Cultures, for a talk commemorating the 80th anniversary of ... more


Daily 2:30pm:

FREE Exhibition Tours.