The Image Centre


The Image Centre
33 Gould Street, Toronto ON M5B 1W1 (1 block N-E of Yonge & Dundas)
admission: FREE. Wheelchair accessible.
T: 416 979 5164


The Image Centre (formerly known as Ryerson Image Centre) exists for the research, teaching and exhibition of photography and related media. We are an active partner within the academic fabric of Toronto Metropolitan University, the cultural network of greater Toronto, and the national and international artistic community. We develop rigorous yet inclusive programs for students, faculty, artists, researchers and curators, as well as for the general public. The Image Centre boasts three interrelated areas of activity. Our exhibition program addresses topics of social, cultural, aesthetic and historical concern from a variety of contemporary perspectives. Our research program conducts and facilitates inquiry into primary resource materials and offers workshops, lectures, symposia and publication programs. Finally, we maintain a collection of photography spanning the medium's history, as well as several artist and journalism achives -- including the renowned Black Star Collection of 20th-century photo reportage.

TAG: Canadian Museums Association, Galeries Ontario Galleries (GOG), Photo-based, Ryerson, Toronto, University- or college-affiliated, Yonge & Dundas


Sep 14-Dec 3, 2022:

Scotiabank Photography Award: Deanna Bowen, Black Drones in the Hive. This exhibition celebrates the interventionist and visual practice of Montreal-based artist Deanna Bowen, winner of the 2021 Scotiabank Photograp ... more

Sep 14-Dec 3, 2022:

CANADA NOW: New Photography Acquisitions. This exhibition features the work of ten Canadian artists who employ photographic media to engage with issues of identity and belonging. Representing individuals, their communities, and t ... more

Sep 14-Dec 3, 2022:

Andréanne Michon: états d'espritstates of mind. Commissioned for The Image Centre's Salah J. Bachir New Media Wall, Andréanne Michon's états d'esprit – states ... more

Nov 2-Dec 3, 2022:

Caeden Wigston: Dissension. In this exhibition, Toronto-based photographer and visual artist Caeden Wigston explores the manifestations of growing up Queer in the Christian church. Wigston references notes and highl ... more

Jan 25-Apr 1, 2023:

Mary Ellen Mark: Ward 81. American documentary photographer Mary Ellen Mark (1940-2015) transported her viewers to places rarely seen, from the brothels and circuses of India to the streets of Seattle. Her humanistic appro ... more

Jan 25-Apr 1, 2023:

Mind's Eye: The Psychic Photographs of Ted Serios. Guest Curator: Emily Hauver, Curator of Exhibitions, University of Maryland, Baltimore County.

Jan 25-Apr 1, 2023:

Xie Rong: Cut Piece. Guest Curator: Simone Estrin.

Jan 25-Apr 1, 2023:

Xin He: Better City, Better Life. Student Gallery.

Mar 8-Apr 1, 2023:

Durga Rajah: I am not the Artist, I am the Photographer. A series of conceptual photo retakes.