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.

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


25 Jan -- 10 May 2020 | Winter 2020 exhibitions opening party Fri 24 Jan, 8pm:

Asymmetries encompasses works from the past decade that reveal the range of artist Naufus Ramírez-Figueroa's preoccup ... more

25 Jan -- 10 May 2020 | Winter 2020 exhibitions opening party Fri 24 Jan, 8pm:

At The Power Plant, Dawit L. Petros presents a new body of work, Spazio Disponibile, investigating the vestiges of Italian coloni

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21 Sep 2019 -- 10 May 2020 | Fall 2019 exhibitions opening party Fri 20 Sep, 8pm | Winter 2020 exhibitions opening party Fri 24 Jan, 8pm:

What we found when you left. British-Bangladeshi visual artist and writer Naeem Mohaiemen combines films, installations, and essays to investigate the idea of socialist utopia during the Cold War era. Mohaiemen's exhibition will sp ... more

21 Sep 2019 -- 10 May 2020 | Fall 2019 exhibitions opening party Fri 20 Sep, 8pm | Winter 2020 exhibitions opening party Fri 24 Jan, 8pm:

Anxious Audience. For his first solo presentation in Canada, American artist Rashid Johnson undertakes a major new site-specific work. This is the fifth iteration of the Clerestory Commission Program, which invites artists to respond to ... more


Sat 22 Feb 2020, 2pm:

Expanding Access, Audio Description Tour. FREE.

Sun 23 Feb 2020, 2pm:

Gallery reading & conversationAn Art Historical Visual History of Stares: The Stares of Anxious Audiences, of Black Lives, of Raw Lives, and the Regards of the Radiant. FREE.

Wed 26 Feb 2020, 6:30pm:

Fundraiser, Face to Face. At Globe and Mail Centre, 351 King Street East, Toronto. Tickets available by emailing [email protected].

Sat 29 Feb 2020, 3pm:

Film + panel, A Decade in Review, by Othello Grey. In Studio Theatre, Harbourfront Centre. FREE. This program is partnered with Nia Centre for the Arts.

Thur 5 Mar 2020, 7pm:

Conversation, "Solidarity Must Be Defended: Eszter Szakács + Naeem Mohaiemen." At Prefix Institute of Contemporary Art. Tickets available at the door. This program, part of the Urban Field Speakers Series, is co-pre ... more

Sundays 2pm, 16 Feb, 8, 15 & 29 Mar 2020:

Talks. Sunday Scene. FREE. 8 Mar 2020: Nataleah Hunter-Young. 15 Mar 2020: Camila Salcedo. 29 Mar 2020: Kristin Plys.

Sat 21 Mar 2020:

Symposium, Italy and East Africa: Unexplored History. In Studio Theatre, Harbourfront Centre. FREE.

Tues 24 Mar 2020, 6:30-8pm:

Portfolio Night. FREE for members. Registration required.

Sat 28 Mar 2020, 2pm:

Expanding Access, American Sign Language (ASL) Tour. FREE.

Select Tuesdays 7pm, 31 Mar, 7, 14 & 21 Apr 2020:

Film Series. Italian Colonial Cinema. In Studio Theatre, Harbourfront Centre. FREE. 31 Mar: Appunti per un'Orestide Africana (Notes Towards an African Orestes), 1970, directed by Pier Paolo Pasolini. 7 Apr, 7pm: Come un uomo s ... more

Every Saturday 3pm:

Power Tours. FREE. Enjoy a guided tour of the exhibitions and engage in dialogue about art and ideas 25 Jan – 10 May 2020 (Saturdays at 3pm). Exhibitions: Naufus Ramírez-Figueroa's Assymmetries; new work by Dawit ... more

The Power Plant is open late Thursdays, until 8pm. Exhibitions on view: Naufus Ramírez-Figueroa's Asymmetries, and new work by Dawit L. Petros (both 25 Jan – 10 May 2020), Naeem Mohaiemen's Wh

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(See Community Courses for info on Power Kids programs 17 & 23 Feb, 15 & 29 Mar, and Power Kids Offsite 16-19 & 20 Mar 2020 – click here).