Exhibitions

Our ambitious exhibition program is a combination of local, national, and international artists. Through collaborative production, the commissioning of new work, and purpose-built exhibition design, we aspire to the artists’ ideal presentation. Sometimes this means a two-month installation period. Sometimes it means a three-year production cycle.

Our program is a combination of solo, group, and more experimental exhibition formats. Whether the first solo exhibition in a public art gallery or the first appearance of an international artist in Canada, our exhibitions are ground-breaking, always developed from a Canadian point of view. All are built from our close collaboration with artists and their work to construct thematically-driven and topically relevant programs that relate to our local context and engage in dialogue with wider concerns of contemporary art.

Our exhibitions take place in the main gallery, a state-of-the-art, climate controlled, fully-wired, 3000 square foot gallery space opened in 2006; in our three vitrines located in the colonnade along the front entrance of the gallery; on school buses and alternative sites; and at other art institutions, galleries, and community spaces.

Bárbara Wagner & Benjamin de Burca

Bárbara Wagner & Benjamin de Burca

on-site exhibition
18 Apr – 24 Jun 2018
Postcommodity: Raven Chacon, Cristóbal Martínez, and Kade L. Twist

Postcommodity: Raven Chacon, Cristóbal Martínez, and Kade L. Twist

on-site exhibition
11 Jan – 18 Mar 2018
Chloe Lum and Yannick Desranleau

Chloe Lum and Yannick Desranleau

vitrines exhibition
11 Jan - 18 Mar 2018
Migrating the Margins

Migrating the Margins

on-site exhibition
15 Sep – 3 Dec 2017
Kiera Boult: A Requiem for Commuters

Kiera Boult: A Requiem for Commuters

performance bus
15 Sep 2017
art( i f)ACTS

art( i f)ACTS

offsite exhibition
25 May 2017
Derek Liddington

Derek Liddington

on-site exhibition
5 Apr – 4 Jun 2017
Chris Heller: Life Drawing on a Moving Bus

Chris Heller: Life Drawing on a Moving Bus

performance bus
4 Apr 2017
Illusion of Process

Illusion of Process

on-site exhibition
19 Jan – 12 Mar 2017
Iris Häussler: The Sophie La Rosière Project

Iris Häussler: The Sophie La Rosière Project

on-site exhibition
14 Sep – 11 Dec 2016
Martha Baillie: Tiny Topographies and Feminist Tarot

Martha Baillie: Tiny Topographies and Feminist Tarot

performance bus
14 Sep 2016
After great pain, a formal feeling comes

After great pain, a formal feeling comes

offsite exhibition
2 May 2016
Public Studio

Public Studio

on-site exhibition
13 Apr – 19 Jun 2016
Centre for Incidental Activisms (CIA) #3

Centre for Incidental Activisms (CIA) #3

on-site exhibition
6 Jan – 6 Mar 2016
Alejandro Tamayo

Alejandro Tamayo

vitrines exhibition
23 Sep – 6 Dec 2015
Marlon Griffith

Marlon Griffith

on-site exhibition
23 Sep – 6 Dec 2015
Sandra Brewster: Going Down Memory Lane

Sandra Brewster: Going Down Memory Lane

performance bus
23 Sep 2015
Rashaad Newsome: Silence Please, the Show is About to Begin

Rashaad Newsome: Silence Please, the Show is About to Begin

on-site exhibition
8 Apr – 14 Jun 2015
Cara Spooner: Speed Dating for (Non)Dancers

Cara Spooner: Speed Dating for (Non)Dancers

performance bus
8 Apr 2015
Daniel Cockburn

Daniel Cockburn

vitrines exhibition
8 Apr – 14 Jun 2015
Biding Time

Biding Time

on-site exhibition
14 Jan – 15 Mar 2015
Labour Intensive

Labour Intensive

OFF-site exhibition
01 Oct 2014
Is Toronto Burning? 1977 / 1978 / 1979

Is Toronto Burning? 1977 / 1978 / 1979

on-site exhibition
17 Sep – 7 Dec 2014
Camilla Singh  Uniforms for Non-Uniform Work

Camilla Singh Uniforms for Non-Uniform Work

on-site exhibition
2 Apr 2014
Derek Liddington: A Father, His Bus, and His Son

Derek Liddington: A Father, His Bus, and His Son

performance bus
5 Feb 2014
Centre for Incidental Activisms (CIA) #2

Centre for Incidental Activisms (CIA) #2

on-site exhibition
6 Jan - 2 Mar 2014
Wael Shawky: The Cabaret Crusades

Wael Shawky: The Cabaret Crusades

on-site exhibition
11 Sep 2013
Sara Angelucci:  Provenance Unknown

Sara Angelucci: Provenance Unknown

on-site exhibition
10 Apr– 16 Jun 2013
Deanna Bowen: Invisible Empires

Deanna Bowen: Invisible Empires

on-site exhibitions
16 Jan - 17 Mar 2013
Shelley Hamilton, Reena Katz, and Archer Pechawis: Freedom Ride

Shelley Hamilton, Reena Katz, and Archer Pechawis: Freedom Ride

performance bus
16 Jan 2013
Imaginary Homelands

Imaginary Homelands

on-site exhibitions
12 Sep - 2 Dec 2012
Alex Snukal: “You Can’t Have Fucking Nothing Isn’t”

Alex Snukal: “You Can’t Have Fucking Nothing Isn’t”

vitrines exhibition
12 Sep - 2 Dec 2012
Miles Collyer

Miles Collyer

performance bus
12 Sep 2012
Life of a Craphead: Psychopaths

Life of a Craphead: Psychopaths

performance bus
4 Apr 2012
Will Munro: History, Glamour, Magic

Will Munro: History, Glamour, Magic

on-site exhibition
11 Jan - 11 Mar 2012
Emma Hedditch:  Approximate and at a Distance

Emma Hedditch: Approximate and at a Distance

vitrines exhibition
11 Jan - 10 Jun 2012
Syrus Marcus Ware: Vaseline in his Back Pocket

Syrus Marcus Ware: Vaseline in his Back Pocket

performance bus
11 Jan 2012
H.A.M.S. Haunted Schoolroom

H.A.M.S. Haunted Schoolroom

offsite exhibitions
28 Oct 2011
Raqs Media Collective:  Surjection

Raqs Media Collective: Surjection

on-site exhibition
22 Sep - 4 Dec 2011
Oliver Husain: Bingo Dilemma

Oliver Husain: Bingo Dilemma

performance bus
22 Sep 2011
Humberto Vélez  Aesthetics of Collaboration

Humberto Vélez Aesthetics of Collaboration

on-site exhibitions
13 Apr 2011
Gavin Stephens and Jon Sasaki: Are We There Yet?

Gavin Stephens and Jon Sasaki: Are We There Yet?

performance bus
13 Apr 2011
The Jeff Koons Performance Bus

The Jeff Koons Performance Bus

performance bus
19 Jan 2011
Darren O’Donnell and the networking kids

Darren O’Donnell and the networking kids

performance bus
15 Sep 2010
Zsa Zsa to GI

Zsa Zsa to GI

performance bus
15 Sep 2009
HOOLbus redux

HOOLbus redux

performance bus
8 Apr 2009
Daniel Borins and Jennifer Marman:  Project for a New American Century

Daniel Borins and Jennifer Marman: Project for a New American Century

on-site exhibitions
28 Jan 2009
Diane Borsato:  SnakeBus

Diane Borsato: SnakeBus

performance bus
28 Jan 2009
Panda Colada Luau

Panda Colada Luau

performance bus
5 Oct 2008
Ina unt Ina

Ina unt Ina

performance bus
17 Sep 2008
The Performance Bus Variety Show

The Performance Bus Variety Show

performance bus
6 Feb 2008
The Moustache Ride

The Moustache Ride

performance bus
26 Sep 2007
North York Safari

North York Safari

performance bus
13 May 2007
Panda Spa

Panda Spa

performance bus
25 Apr 2007
Pillow Fight League!

Pillow Fight League!

performance bus
31 Jan 2007
Partly Dave & Partly Roula

Partly Dave & Partly Roula

performance bus
4 Oct 2006
Vamos Mes Amigos!!

Vamos Mes Amigos!!

performance bus
19 Apr 2006
Lucky 13

Lucky 13

performance bus
25 Jan 2006
Mirha-Soleil Ross to Horror, SciFi, Porn

Mirha-Soleil Ross to Horror, SciFi, Porn

performance bus
13 Apr 2005
Jacob Wren to Istvan Cantor

Jacob Wren to Istvan Cantor

performance bus
9 Feb 2005
HOOLbus

HOOLbus

performance bus
24 Nov 2004
Games You Play on a Bus

Games You Play on a Bus

performance bus
15 Sep 2004
Emelie Chhangur enroute to Jeremy Blake

Emelie Chhangur enroute to Jeremy Blake

performance bus
12 May 2004
Magic Carpet Ride(s)

Magic Carpet Ride(s)

performance bus
11 Feb 2004
Girl Airlines

Girl Airlines

performance bus
3 Dec 2003

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