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. Open holiday Mondays. Please note: The galleries will be closed 17 -- 19 Sep 2018, and 1 -- 19 Oct 2018, will reopen 20 Oct 2018.
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), Paintings (oil, acrylic, encaustic, egg tempera, w/c, pastel), Performance Art / Music, Photography / Lens-based, Public Galleries / Museums, Sculpture / Assemblage / Installation Art, Video / Film / Sound

23 Jun -- 30 Dec 2018 | Circle of Supporters exhibition preview Fri 22 Jun, 6-8pm | public opening party 8-11pm:

Abbas Akhavan's a site-specific installation, variations on a landscape, uses a round fountain to alter the gallery space, recalling the ... more

15 Sep -- 30 Dec 2018:

Beth Stuart's Length, Breadth, Thickness andDuration presents a body of new work that expands from the inside of the gal ... more

20 Oct -- 30 Dec 2018:

Karla Black will develop an expansive site-specific sculpture for her first solo exhibition in Canada. The large-scale immersive sculpture will ... more

20 Oct -- 30 Dec 2018:

La Canícula is Vivian Suter and Elisabeth Wild's first exhibition in Canada. The expansive site-specific installation ... more


Every Saturday 3pm :

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

Sundays 2pm, 4, 11, 18 & 25 Nov; 2, 9 & 16 Dec 2018:

Talks. Sunday Scene. FREE. [...]. 4 Nov: Jessica Bradley on Karla Black's site-specific installation. 11 Nov: Francisco-Fernando Granados on Vivian Suter's exhibition La Canicula. 18 Nov: John Kissi ... more

Sat 20 Oct 2018, 5pm:

Film + Lecture. Vivian's Garden and Stefan Benchoam. FREE. This is a co-presentation by The Power Plant and the University of Toronto's MVS Proseminar Series. Following a screening of Vivian's Garden, a documentary ... more

Sun 21 Oct 2018, 1-5pm:

Master Class. FREE for Artist Members. Participants are invited for a unique opportunity to meet with artist and curator Stefan Benchoam, based in Guatemala City, for a facilitated critique of participants' work. Each participant will h ... more

Thur 1 Nov 2018, 7pm:

Stripped Down: Spoken Word at The Power Plant. FREE. The Power Plant will host a spoken word night in response to Beth Stuart's exhibition at The Power Plant, with a focus on Beth Stuart's Bathing Machine.

Thur 15 Nov 2018, 7pm:

Book Signing. FREE. Join author David Gauntlett for a signing of his book Making is Connecting at the Studio Theatre, Harbourfront Centre.

Sat 17 Nov 2018, 1-3pm:

In Conversation. FREE. The fourth iteration of the Fleck Clerestory Commission program by Abbas Akhavan opened for the Summer 2018 season, and remains on view through the Fall 2018 season. During each month on view, the installation is ... more

Sat 8 Dec 2018, 1pm:

Artist Talk. FREE. In Sep 2018 Beth Stuart was featured in The Other Side: Artworks from RBC Painting Competition Alumni and presented a new body of work in her exhibition Length, Breadth, Thickness – and Duration. I ... more

26, 27 & 28 Oct 2018:

Power Talks at Art Toronto. Fri 26 Oct, 4pm: Cannupa Hanska Luger – "Social Engineer: The Artist as Bridge Builder." [...]. Sat 27 Oct, 4pm: Kota Ezawa – "How to Take Apart an Image and Put it Back Toget ... more

(See Community Courses for info on Power Kids programs 21 & 28 Oct; 4, 18 & 25 Nov; 2 Dec 2018 – click here).