The Power Plant is Canada’s leading public art gallery devoted exclusively to contemporary visual art. Learn more about our mandate, vision and history!
Vision & Mandate
The Power Plant is Canada's leading art gallery devoted exclusively to contemporary art by artists from Canada and the world. As we remain a non-profit institution, our aim is to share art with wider audiences through free admission to our exhibitions, public programs and educational publications.
Since 1987, The Power Plant has been on a mission to create an open culture and community with inspiring contemporary art and ideas. For the past 35 years, we've stayed true to our commitment to exhibit artists from diverse backgrounds, draw attention to pressing issues, and connect with communities from Canada and around the world through contemporary art. To this day, The Power Plant remains an open platform for thought-provoking art, ideas, and conversations.
History of The Power Plant
Since its opening in 1987, The Power Plant has been a leading international centre for contemporary art, known for diverse programming and exceptional commitment to groundbreaking contemporary art. Learn more about our history!
The Power Plant Contemporary Art Gallery is powered by a diverse team of professionals working around the clock to present new art, ideas and conversations to the public each season!
The Power Plant is located right at Downtown Toronto's Waterfront! The red brick building can be easily recognized by its smokestack, located near the Harbourfront Cente. Here, you can experience contemporary art, dance, theatre, performance, restaurants, cafés, and breathtaking views of Toronto’s scenic waterfront, all within walking distance!
The Power Plant comprises five main exhibition spaces, including the Fleck Clerestory with a beautiful view of Lake Ontario. Gallery space also extends to the lobby with improved retail services. Designed to showcase the diverse nature of contemporary art, our space is available for special events and rentals.
The Power Plant produces Annual Reports that summarize the highlights and successes of each year.