See the Travel Guide to Toronto

Power Plant Gallery: contemporary art


A prestigious contemporary, internationally renowned art institution, Power Plant Gallery in Harbour front Centre is open as much to artists as it is to the public, and 100% free of charge.

The Power Plant Gallery is a huge post-industrial space, located in a former coal power station.

Both a paradise for emerging artists and a must for contemporary art lovers, the Power Plant Gallery is a hub of contemporary Canadian art, with temporary exhibitions that are sometimes thematic and sometimes dedicated to a single artist. It is 30% financed by public funds, and the balance by the prosperity of the city (corporate philanthropy). The Power Plant access is free has been directed since 2011 by the charismatic Quebecoise, Gaetane Verna, a graduate of the Sorbonne and a woman for whom ‘art is constantly renewing our perception of the world'. With no permanent collection, the Power Plant welcomes new talents on the artistic scene.

Founded in 1987, the institution is also famous for its concerts, lectures, film screenings, and avant-garde publications.

The Power Plant Contemporary Art Gallery
231 Queens Quay W
ON M5J 2G8

+1 (0)416 973 4949

To learn
more about

See the Travel Guide to Toronto