A Notice to Our Visitors

At The Power Plant Contemporary Art Gallery, the health and safety of our visitors, artists, volunteers, and staff members is our first priority.

In accordance with policies outlined by the provincial government on 20 November, The Power Plant will close to the public beginning Monday, 23 November 2020. We will continue to update our community as the situation changes.

The Power Plant has long been at the forefront of removing barriers to access public art. We hope you will visit our website to view thought-provoking exhibitions through interactive virtual tours, and continue to participate in our many dynamic online programs.

Stay well. We look forward to welcoming you back soon.

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.

We ask that all visitors book an arrival time using the form here. You will be able to stay in the gallery as long as you'd like. Please note: The Power Plant has instituted a maximum capacity of 10 visitors at once. 

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 West Entrance only.

7. We have implemented a health screening upon entering. Please click here: https://youtu.be/ChdJKVXDD_I to view a demo of how to use our check-in app, which can be accessed at harbourfrontcentre.com/checkin/.

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.


construction and closures

Due to construction work, we will be implementing the following measures from 17 November–27 November 2020. During this time:

Tuesday and Wednesday private Members tours will be suspended
There will be no access to the Fleck Clerestory (Howie Tsui's A Geomantic Corridor)

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.