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 / Digital


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 ... more

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 ... 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 ... more


Opening party Fri 21 Jun 2019, 8pm:

During the Summer 2019 season, The Power Plant will present exhibitions by Joana Hadjithomas & Khalil Joreige, Mario Pfeifer and Thomas J. Price.


Every Saturday 3pm:

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

Sundays 2pm, 7, 14 & 28 Apr; 5 May 2019:

Talks. Sunday Scene. FREE. [...]. 24 Mar: Kathleen Hearn on Omar Ba: Same Dream. 7 Apr: Patrick Cruz on Omar Ba: Same Dream. 14 Apr: Sharon Avery on Alicia Henry: ... more

Mar-Apr 2019:

Film Series. Resistance & Revolution: The Cinema of Haile Gerima. [...]. Sun 31 Mar 2019, 1pm: Adwa – An African Victory (1990 | 97min). At Hot Docs Ted Rogers Cin ... more

Sat 6 Apr 2019, 2pm:

Saturday Encounters. Slow Art Day 2019. FREE. Slow Art Day is a global event with a simple mission: Help more people discover for themselves the joy of looking at and loving art.

Thur 6 Jun 2019, 7pm:

Power Ball: 21 Club. Tickets available on Come into the shadows for a night of revelry at the 21st edition of Power Ball. Expect low lights and high spirit ... more

Fri 21 Jun 2019, 8pm:

Summer exhibitions 2019 opening party. FREE. Be amongst the first to experience the works of Joana Hadjithomas & Khalil Joreige, Mario Pfeifer and Thomas J. Price at our FREE public opening party!

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

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