Since 1987, The Power Plant has been Canada’s leading public gallery devoted exclusively to contemporary visual art. It is a vital forum for the advanced artistic culture of our time that offers an exceptional facility and professional support to diverse living artists while engaging equally diverse audiences in their work. The Power Plant pursues its activities through exhibitions, publications and public programming that incorporate other areas of culture when they intersect with visual art.
As one of Canada’s most prominent venues for contemporary visual art, The Power Plant Contemporary Art Gallery is renowned for its culturally-diverse programming and being a catalyst for change in bringing ground-breaking and unconventional exhibitions and cultural events to the public.
Over its history, programs have included thematic exhibitions and major solo exhibitions from prominent Canadian and international artists and thinkers with a salient pledge to expand the dialogue surrounding contemporary art, and how the medium can function as a platform to address social issues confronted by humanity today.
Considered essential to the cultural infrastructure of Toronto and the country, The Power Plant Contemporary Art Gallery’s ambitious public education programming and multi-disciplinary outreach have cemented its standing as the leading global platform for excellence in Canadian and international art.