231 Queens Quay West

M5J 2G8
Phone: 416 973 4949
Website: http://www.thepowerplant.

The Power Plant

The Power Plant is Canada's leading, groundbreaking contemporary art gallery. The Power Plant has three major exhibition galleries and smaller, adjacent indoor and outdoor sites which lend themselves to virtually any presentation circumstance. The interior of The Power Plant is comprised of three major gallery spaces. The two largest, named the Royal LePage and J. S. McLean Galleries, are specifically designed for maximum flexibility and for the diversity of contemporary art. They feature nine-metre high ceilings and an adjustable grid lighting system. The third, named the Canadian Tire Gallery features three-metre high ceilings. In addition to the galleries, which share approximately 650 square meters, the Fleck Clerestory, a central corridor with a glassed roof, lobby and exterior spaces are also designated for exhibition purposes.


8 September–4 November, 2007
With a distinctly dandyish flavour, The Power Plant launches fall 2007 with two dazzling exhibitions: ‘Francesco Vezzoli: A True Hollywood Story!’, a major survey of work made over the past twelve years by the celebrated Italian artist, and ‘Paul P.: Dusks, Lamplights’, the first solo show at The Power Plant by the Toronto painter who is gaining international recognition.

Previous Exhibitions

18 May - 19 August 2007
Auto Emotion: Autobiography, emotion and self-fashioning
Marina Abramovic, Reza Afisina, Eija-Liisa Ahtila, Sophie Calle, Andrea Fraser, Rodney Graham, Christian Jankowski, Yayoi Kusama, Nikki S. Lee, Rafael Lozano-Hemmer, Matt Mullican, Benny Nemerofsky Ramsay, Adrian Paci, Johannes Wohnseifer

1 June-10 June 2007
Pulse Front: Relational Architecture 12
Rafael Lozano-Hemmer

3 March 2007 - 22 April 2007
Yael Bartana: Ritual
Fiona Banner: The Bastard Word

16 December 2006 - 09 February 2007
Carlos Amorales: Useless Wonder
Aleksandra Mir: Organized Movement - A Video Diary
We Can Do This Now

22 September - 3 December
Make Your Own Life: Artists In & Out of Cologne
89 Seconds at Alcázar by Eve Sussman

24 June - 4 September
Annie Pootoogook
Angela Bulloch

25 March - 28 May
Michael Elmgreen and Ingar Dragset - The Welfare Show
Shary Boyle - Lace Figures
Simon Martin - Wednesday Afternoon

9 December 2005 - 5 March 2006
On Kawara
The Cold City Years
Javier Téllez

Exhibitions (8)

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Forthcoming exhibitions

1 December 07 - 10 February 08
Steven Shearer
Stephen Andrews
Andrea Bowers


Members Free
Adults $5
Students/Seniors $3
Wednesday 5-8pm Free

Opening hours

Tuesday to Sunday 12-6pm
Wednesday 12-8 PM
Closed Mondays
Open Holiday Mondays 12-6pm


The Power Plant is wheelchair accessible. An elevator connects the visitor to both levels.

The Power Plant Store sells a range of Limited Editions, Videos, and Publications.

Museum internal and external photos (1)

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Saturday and Sunday 2pm and 4pm
Wednesday 6:30pm
Animateurs are available at all times for information on each exhibition. Please feel free to ask them questions or engage them in discussion about the works on view.


The valuable benefits and privileges offered by our membership programme help you save money, stay informed and increase your enjoyment of everything The Power Plant has to offer.

Individual Members ($50 - $69)
Artist, Senior, and Student Members ($40 - $49)
Family/Dual Members ($70 - $99)
Associate Members ($100-$249)
Supporter Members ($250-$499)
Contributor Members ($500-$999)
Circle of Supporters ($1000 - $5000)