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Onsite Gallery

Onsite Gallery, OCAD University’s professional gallery and experimental curatorial platform for art, design and digital media, fosters social and cultural transformations.

We're moving

In preparation for the launch of Onsite Gallery's new location at 199 Richmond St. W. in June 2017, our ONSITE/ programming imagines and creates what a public gallery can be.


Onsite Gallery is OCAD University’s professional gallery and experimental curatorial platform for art, design and digital media. Serving the OCAD U community and the general public, Onsite Gallery aims to foster social and cultural transformations.


  • To advance the goals, aspirations and strategic priorities of OCAD University
  • To collaborate with professional artists, designers and curators
  • To develop public art, design and media interventions and works outside of the gallery
  • To play a leadership role in developing dialogues and programming of relevance to Toronto, and to link these to international practices and issues
  • To involve and respond to a diverse public of students, faculty and staff, as well as local and international cultural participants
  • To stimulate curricular and co-curricular learning and innovative research in art, design and curatorial practice
  • To heighten the public profile of OCAD University and to provide vital encounters between the university and the public
  • To develop programs, systems and policies that involve and converse with people of widely differing experiences, including students, faculty, staff, researchers, artists, designers, curators and the general public
  • To support excellence in visual culture
  • To promote engaged citizenship through exploration of society, culture and aesthetics

Onsite Gallery’s education program is generously supported by Nexus Investment Management.

Current Exhibitions and Events

Past Exhibitions and Events


Future location (opening June 2017):
199 Richmond St. W.

Office location: 230 Richmond St. W.
Office hours: Monday to Friday 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.


Francisco Alvarez

Norene & Peter Milligan Executive Director, OCAD U Galleries

416-977-6000 Ext. 2201

Lisa Deanne Smith

Curator, Onsite Gallery

416-977-6000 Ext. 2208

Linda Columbus

Programs Assistant, Onsite Gallery

416-977-6000 ext 456