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Current Exhibition

Imago Mundi — Great and North

This comprehensive exhibition features works by 760 artists from across Canada, including Inuit and Indigenous artists from Turtle Island.

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Upcoming Events

Upcoming Exhibition

How to Breathe Forever

How to Breathe Forever is an exhibition that underlines the importance and interconnectedness of air, animals, coral, humans, insects, land, plants and water.

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Onsite Gallery, located at 199 Richmond St. W., is the flagship professional gallery of OCAD University and an experimental curatorial platform for art, design and new media. 


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 gratefully acknowledges that the new gallery construction project is funded in part by the Government of Canada's Canada Cultural Spaces Fund at Canadian Heritage, the City of Toronto through a Section 37 agreement and Aspen Ridge Homes; with gallery furniture by Nienkämper.

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

Onsite Gallery logo by Dean Martin Design.

Past Exhibitions & Events


199 Richmond St. W.
Toronto, ON
M5V 0H4

Free admission


Wednesdays: noon to 8 p.m.
Thursdays: noon to 7 p.m.
Fridays: noon to 7 p.m.
Saturdays: noon to 5 p.m.
Sundays: noon to 5 p.m.


Email: onsite@ocadu.ca
Phone: 416-977-6000, Ext. 265


Francisco Alvarez

Dorene & 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 Coordinator, Onsite Gallery


416-977-6000 ext 456