COVID-19 Updates

At The Power Plant Contemporary Art Gallery, the health and safety of our visitors, artists, volunteers and staff members is our first priority. We have been closely monitoring the status of COVID-19 in Toronto and across the globe and are following the evidence-based advice and recommendations outlined by local and federal Health Agencies.

It is with this in mind that the Gallery has made the decision to close to the public as of 17 March. As a free, public gallery, the communities we serve remain our prime concern and we are committed to ensuring the safety of all those who interact with the Gallery.

Exhibitions will be temporarily closed and all programs and events will be postponed until further notice. 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 and listen to talks and symposia. We have a rich archive available to all including Virtual Tours, Artist Interviews and our Switch On page which hosts a selection of past programming.

For any questions and concerns specifically about The Power Plant, please email

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

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


construction and closures

Roof Construction


As part of a sustainability strategy to significantly reduce energy usage and the site carbon footprint by 2025, Harbourfront Centre is undergoing a series of long overdue roof replacement projects across the campus. The new roof structures will resolve significant leaks and lay the foundation for photovoltaic
(solar panels) that will allow Harbourfront Centre to return energy to the grid and reduce overall
operating expenses.

The three (3) buildings effected are:
  • Main building at 235 Queens Quay West
  • The Power Plant at 231 Queens Quay West
  • Concert Stage by the water’s edge
Construction will commence on Monday, 9 March 2020, for approximately ten (10) weeks with regular work hours. 


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.