The Power Plant

At Harbourfront Centre

The Power Plant
231 Queens Quay West, Toronto ON M5J 2G8
Summer hours: Tues & Wed 10-5, Thur 10-8, Fri-Sun 10-6. Open holiday Mondays. Regular hours: Tues-Sun 10-5, Thur 10-8. Open holiday Mondays.
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 -- 3 Sep 2018 | Circle of Supporters exhibition preview Fri 22 Jun, 6-8pm | public opening party 8-11pm:

Ellen Gallagher's first solo exhibition in Canada, Nu-Nile, is organized around circulating nodes, which consider dominant themes in her practice. Gallagher's exploration of visual culture covers a wide-ranging temporal terr ... more

23 Jun -- 3 Sep 2018 | Circle of Supporters exhibition preview Fri 22 Jun, 6-8pm | public opening party 8-11pm:

Grada Kilomba's first solo exhibition in North America, Secrets to Tell, features her three-channel installation The Desire Project (2015-16) alongside recent video works and new installations. Evoking African oral tradition ... more

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

Abbas Akhavan produces a site-specific installation, variations on a landscape, using a round fountain to alter the decentralized space of the gallery's high and narrow clerestory. Working against the rigid symmetry of the space, recall ... more


Every Saturday 3pm & every Thursday 6:30pm, 23 Jun -- 1 Sep 2018:

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

Sundays 2pm, 8, 15 & 29 Jul 2018:

Talks. Sunday Scene. FREE. Speakers from the world of art and beyond offer their responses to the current exhibitions.

Sat 23 Jun 2018, 1pm:

Curator-Led Tour. Inês Grosso, Curator at the Museum of Art, Architecture and Technology in Lisbon, and the curator of Grada Kilomba's exhibition, Secrets to Tell, will lead a tour of the exhibition. FREE.

Sat 23 Jun 2018, 2pm:

Artist Talk. Grada Kilomba will engage in lively conversation with The Power Plant's Director, Gaëtane Verna, about her career as a writer and artist and her exhbition Secrets to Tell.

Sun 24 Jun 2018, 1pm:

In Conversation. Ellen Gallagher will engage in lively conversation with two-time U.S. Poet Laureate Natasha Trethewey about her career as an artist and her exhibition Nu Nile. FREE.

Thur 26 Jul 2018, 7pm:

Film. Wan Pipel, a Surinamese / Dutch film directed by Pim de la Parra which follows a young Surinam man named Roy as he returns to his native country from the Netherlands.

(See Community Courses for info on Power Kids programs 15 & 22 Jul 2018, and Power Youth Summer Camp 23 – 27 Jul 2018 – click here).