Whether you're moved by the works of old masters, inspired by avant-garde installations or eager to discover contemporary and next-generation artists, you’ll be delighted by the wide selection of art displayed in Ontario’s art galleries.
Experience engaging exhibitions in thoughtfully curated permanent and visiting collections. See the world through the lens of past and present Canadian and Indigenous artists.
Quick guide to art galleries in Ontario
Art galleries in Ontario
The National Gallery of Canada in Ottawa and Toronto’s Art Gallery of Ontario are two of the largest art galleries in the nation, but there are many more across the province.
The Ontario Association of Art Galleries provides a comprehensive list of art galleries in Ontario.
Free days at Ontario art galleries
Several galleries offer free entry on select days and for select times to all or some of their exhibits. This is a great opportunity to get a sneak peek and be inspired to return for a more in-depth visit.
Read articles about art galleries in Ontario, find the specific ones you’ll want to visit and get important information to know before you go.
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Get tickets in advance
Check if the gallery you are visiting will allow you to purchase tickets online or over the phone, so you can avoid long line-ups for popular exhibits.
Benefits of membership
Consider purchasing a membership if you visit a gallery often. Not only is it useful for unlimited visits, but it opens the doors to a lot of great perks like special workshops or exclusive talks.
Last updated: March 12, 2023