The Power Plant

At Harbourfront Centre

The Power Plant
231 Queens Quay West, Toronto ON M5J 2G8
hours: Tues-Sun 10-5, Thur 10-8. Open holiday Mondays 10-5. The Power Plant closes between exhibitions for installation; please check exhibition dates to confirm the gallery is open to the public.
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. Please visit our website for updates of events and programming. All are welcome. The Power Plant is a barrier-free space.

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


26 Jan -- 12 May 2019 | opening party Fri 25 Jan, 8pm:

Same Dream is Omar Ba's first institutional solo exhibition. His works build up universes which intertwine the histories of Europe and Africa with his mythical and poetic iconography. Using objects and materials from his immediate ... more

26 Jan -- 12 May 2019 | opening party Fri 25 Jan, 8pm:

Shuvinai Ashoona: Mapping Worlds brings together a selection of works on paper produced by Shuvinai Ashoona over the past two decades in dialogue with more recent drawings. Though many of Shuvinai Ashoona's early draw ... more

26 Jan -- 12 May 2019 | opening party Fri 25 Jan, 8pm:

Alicia Henry: Witnessing is the artist's first solo exhibition in Canada. Her work focuses on isolation and interaction and presents images that immerse visitors in a web of encounters, spanning the walls of the Gallery' ... more


Sundays 2pm, 3, 10 & 17 Feb; 17 & 24 Mar; 7, 14 & 28 Apr 2019:

Talks. Sunday Scene. FREE. [...]. 3 Feb: Marieme Lo on Omar Ba: Same Dream. 10 Feb: Cheryl Thompson on Alicia Henry: Witnessing. 17 Feb: Nyla Innuksuk on ... more

Every Saturday 3pm :

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

Fri 25 Jan 2019, 8pm:

Winter 2019 opening party. FREE. For Winter 2019 The Power Plant presents three solo exhibitions: Same Dream by Omar Ba; Shuvinai Ashoona's Mapping Worlds; and Witnessing by Alicia Henry. Be amongst th ... more

Sat 26 Jan 2019, 1pm:

In Conversation. Omar Ba with Nabila Abdel Nabi. In Studio Theatre, Harbourfront Centre, Toronto. FREE.

Tues 5 Feb & Wed 6 Feb 2019, 7:30pm:

Performance. Okwui Okpokwasili: Poor People's TV Room. Part of Progress Festival at The Theatre Centre, 1115 Queen Street West, Toronto. Tickets: $25.

Thur 7 Feb 2019, 7pm:

Book Discussion. So Long a Letter by Mariama Bâ. The evening begins with a tour of the exhibition Omar Ba: Same Dream. FREE.

Sat 23 Feb 2019, 2pm:

Film Double Feature & Panel. Kinngait: Riding Light Into the World and Ghost Noise. Panel with Dr. Nancy G. Campbell. In Studio Theatre, Harbourfront Centre. FREE with Eventbrite RSVP:

Tues 5 Mar 2019, 6:30pm:

Face to Face. Join artist Rashid Johnson and other contemporary artists for an intimate conversation and elegant dinner for The Power Plant's annual fundraiser.

Tues 12 Mar 2019, 6pm:

Portfolio Night. Open to artist Members. RSVP required.

Mid-March to mid-April 2019:

Film Series. Resistance & Revolution: The Cinema of Haile Gerima. Location and tickets at various prices. The film series will feature five films: Harvest: 3000 Years, Adwa – An African Victory, Imperfect Jour ... more

Sat 6 Apr 2019:

Slow Art Day.

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

(See Community Courses for info on Power Kids and Power Youth programs – click here).