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, Canadian Museums Association, Contemporary, Drawings / Ink / Pastels, European, 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 / Digital


21 Sep 2019 -- 5 Jan 2020 | Fall exhibitions opening party Fri 20 Sep, 8pm:

Hajra Waheed's Hold Everything Dear is a new project that takes a single visual form – the spiral – as a poetic ... more

21 Sep 2019 -- 5 Jan 2020 | Fall exhibitions opening party Fri 20 Sep, 8pm:

Belgian artist Vincent Meessen's Blues Klair is developed around the newly commissioned immersive film installation Ultramarine

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21 Sep 2019 -- 5 Jan 2020 | Fall exhibitions opening party Fri 20 Sep, 8pm:

British-Bangladeshi visual artist and writer Naeem Mohaiemen combines films, installations, and essays to investigate the idea of socialist uto

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21 Sep 2019 -- 5 Jan 2020 | Fall exhibitions opening party Fri 20 Sep, 8pm:

For his first solo presentation in Canada, American artist Rashid Johnson undertakes a major new site-specific work. This will be the fifth ite

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Thursdays 7pm, 17 Oct & 14 Nov 2019:

Film screenings. Studio Theatre, Harbourfront Centre. FREE. In conjunction with Vincent Meessen's exhibition Blues Klair. Oct 17: Right On! directed by Herbert Danska. Nov 14: Ninth Floor, directed by Mina Shum.

Oct 25-27, 2019:

Power Talks. At Art Toronto. FREE with entry to Art Toronto. Fri 25 Oct 2019, 4pm: Rita Fabiana: "Performing the Institution(al) Today? Sat 26 Oct 2019, 4pm: Angela Ferreira: "Pan African Unity Mural." Sun 27 Oct, 2 ... more

Sundays 2pm, 3, 10, 17 & 24 Nov, 1 & 15 Dec 2019:

Talks. Sunday Scene. FREE. 3 Nov 2019: Katelyn Breivik on Hajra Waheed's exhibition Hold Everything Dear. 10 Nov 2019: Michèle Pearson Clarke on Rashid Johnson's exhibition A ... more

Tues 5 Nov 2019, 6pm:

Portfolio Night. Participants are invited to discuss their work with a panel of Power Plant curatorial staff and local art professionals. FREE for Artist Members.

Fri 15 Nov 2019, 7pm:

In ConversationNaeem Mohaiemen with Jaret Vadera. At OCAD University, Room 109, 100 McCaul Street, Toronto. FREE.

Thur 21 Nov 2019, 7pm:

Town Hall / HorizonIndigenous Arts Spaces: a self-determined way forward. Studio Theatre, Harbourfront Centre.

Every Saturday 3pm:

Power Tours. FREE. Enjoy a guided tour of the exhibitions and engage in dialogue about art and ideas 21 Sep 2019 – 4 Jan 2020 (Saturdays at 3pm). Exhibitions: Hajra Waheed's Hold Everything Dear, Vincent Meessen ... more

The Power Plant is open late Thursdays, until 8pm. Exhibitions on view 21 Sep 2019 – 5 Jan 2020: Hajra Waheed's Hold Everything Dear, Vincent Meessen's Blues Klair, Naeem Mohaiemen's films, Rashid Johnson's presentation.

(See Community Courses for info on Power Kids programs (13 & 27 Oct, 10 & 24 Nov, 8 Dec) and Power Kids Off-Site: Kidzfest click here).