A Notice to Our Visitors

In response to a public health order by the Government of Ontario, from 22 September onwards, people ages 12 and older must be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 to visit The Power Plant.

As the Gallery re-opens, the health and safety of our visitors, staff, and communities remain our top priority. To make your next visit as smooth as possible, be prepared to present proof of full vaccination along with official government ID upon entry. Fully vaccinated means having received a COVID-19 vaccine series approved by Health Canada.

You are considered fully vaccinated if:
• At least 14 days have passed since your second dose of an approved two-dose vaccine (AstraZeneca/Serum Institute of India, BioNTech-Pfizer, Moderna)
• At least 14 days have passed since you received an approved single-dose vaccine (Janssen/Johnson & Johnson)

You can download your vaccination receipts from the Government of Ontario’s vaccine booking portal. Alternatively, you can use the official immunization receipt you received when you got your final dose.

If you were vaccinated out of province, please contact the local public health unit about obtaining an official receipt.

Additional information on the Province of Ontario’s vaccination requirement can be found here.

The Power Plant and Harbourfront Centre's top priority is your safety and security and we are grateful for your continued cooperation and support our efforts to curb the spread of COVID-19.

We look forward to welcoming you back to The Power Plant Contemporary Art Gallery!

Please email info@thepowerplant.org with any questions. 

What to Expect When You Visit

As we re-open, the health and safety of our visitors and staff remains our top priority.
We have introduced numerous health and safety protocols, based on directives from federal, provincial, and city health officials.

1. All visitors must bring and wear masks at all times while on the premises in accordance with Toronto Public Health. If you are unable to comply with the mask requirement please contact The Power Plant prior to visiting to discuss other options that may be made available to you.

2. All visitors and staff must maintain a distance of at least two (2) metres at all times.

3. For contact tracing purposes, we will be required to store your first name, last name, and phone number for a period of 30 days.

4. We have increased sanitation and cleaning of all spaces including all high-frequency touchpoints. We have placed hand sanitizing stations throughout the gallery including upon entry and exit.

5. Our coatcheck is closed—please keep all personal items with you during your visit. Please leave large bags at home.

6. Please enter The Power Plant through the East Entrance only.

For any questions and concerns specifically about The Power Plant, please email info@thepowerplant.org.

For more information and regular updates from Toronto Public Health, please click here.

getting here

  • By Public Transit

    From Union Station, board the 509 or 510 streetcar to Harbourfront Centre. For route schedules, visit the TTC website.

  • By Car

    From Lake Shore Boulevard, take Lower Simcoe Street south to the gallery; from Queens Quay West, turn south at Lower Simcoe Street. Please be sure to take note of any construction updates or road closures. For driving instructions, visit Google Maps.

  • Parking

    Underground parking is available directly in front of the gallery and above ground at Queens Quay West and Rees Street. For parking rates and locations, visit Harbourfront Centre's website.



The Downtown Toronto Waterfront

As a leading attraction of Harbourfront Centre, The Power Plant is easily recognized by its smokestack and centrally located within an arts and cultural hub. You can experience contemporary art, dance, theatre, performance, restaurants, cafés, and breathtaking views of Toronto’s scenic waterfront, all within walking distance of one another. The Power Plant is conveniently located near the city’s entertainment district and close to the ferry docks to the Toronto Islands, as well as Union Station, The Island Airport, and the Metro Toronto Convention Centre.