The Power Plant

At Harbourfront Centre

The Power Plant
231 Queens Quay West, Toronto ON M5J 2G8
hours: Tues & Wed 10-5, Thur 10-8, Fri-Sun 10-6.
admission: FREE. Wheelchair accessible.
T: 416 973 4949
[email protected]


The Power Plant is Canada's leading public gallery devoted exclusively to contemporary visual art.

TAG: American, Asian, Canadian, Contemporary, Drawings / Ink / Pastels, European, Financial District and Harbourfront, Latin & South American, Middle Eastern, Mixed Media / Collage, Ontario Association of Art Galleries (OAAG), Ontario Museum Association (OMA), Paintings (oil, acrylic, encaustic, egg tempera, w/c, pastel), Performance Art / Music, Photography / Lens-based, Public Galleries / Museums, Sculpture / Installation Art, Video / Film / Sound


27 Jan -- 13 May 2018 | opening party Fri 26 Jan, 8pm:

The Field of Emotion is Kader Attia's first exhibition in Canada and continues his focus on the notion of "repair" as both a physical an ... more

27 Jan -- 13 May 2018 | opening party Fri 26 Jan, 8pm:

Emeka Ogboh's The Song of the Germans is a sound installation in which Ogboh recorded a choir of African immigrants singing the Ger ... more

29 Sep 2017 -- 13 May 2018 | opening parties Thur 28 Sep, 8pm & Fri 26 Jan, 8pm:

Michael Landy's DEMONSTRATION invites the public to collaborate in building a "wall of protest" by submitting images, words, text ... more

The Power Plant is open late Thursdays, until 8pm.


Every Saturday 3pm, 27 Jan -- 13 May 2018:

Power Tours. Join a FREE guided tour of the exhibitions and engage in dialogue about art and ideas.

Select Sundays 2pm:

Sunday Scene. FREE. Speakers from the world of art and beyond offer their responses to the current exhibitions. [...]. 25 Feb: Lee Maracle on Kader Attia's exhibition The Field of Emotion. 4 Mar: Public Studio on ... more

Thur 1 Mar 2018, 6:30pm:

Face to Face. The Power Plant's annual fundraiser that welcomes distinguished guests from the art world for an evening of intimate dining and conversation.

Thur 8 Mar 2018, 7pm:

Mindful Meditation. FREE. A guided exercise in mindfulness and meditation, that takes place within the gallery.

10 -- 18 Mar 2018:

Cartography 17. FREE. Co-presented with Art Starts, this project envisions and presents a collaborative, arts-based representation of Toronto's geography over 150 years ago and today.

Thur 22 Mar 2018, 7pm:

FilmConcerning Violence. A screening of the 2015 documentary Concerning Violence, followed by a conversation and Q&A with filmmaker Goran Hugo Olsson.

(See Community Courses for info on Power Kids programs 4 & 25 Feb, 11 & 25 Mar 2018 – click here).