Museum of Contemporary Canadian Art

Located in Toronto’s trendy West Queen West Art + Design District, the Museum of Contemporary Canadian Art (MOCCA) is always offering art lovers something new and exciting. MOCCA showcases innovative works by both established and up-and-coming artists with revolving exhibitions, and also houses its own permanent collection.

The Exhibitions

Admirers of visual art who enjoy experiencing works that push the boundaries of convention will appreciate the Museum of Contemporary Canadian Art’s exhibitions. The thought-provoking works on display at MOCCA are carefully chosen to challenge and excite. The museum features two exhibition spaces, a 5000 square-foot main space and a smaller project room. Exhibitions change every six to eight weeks. Over 800 artists have showcased their works here since 2005, and the museum strives to promote new and innovative artists as well as established ones.

The museum’s impressive permanent collection features about 400 works of art by over 150 Canadian artists including Tony Urquhart, one of Canada’s leading contemporary artists. MOCCA also participates in international festivals and has showcased several projects and exhibitions outside of Canada.

MOCCA offers a schedule of educational programming for those wanting to learn more about visual arts straight from artists, curators and other experts. More information on discussions and presentations can be found on the museum’s official website.

The Neighbourhood

Situated in Toronto’s Art + Design District in the trendy West Queen West neighbourhood, MOCCA is located right in the heart of a vibrant arts community. The Art + Design District, which stretches for two kilometres along Queen St. West between Bathurst Street and Gladstone Avenue, features the highest concentration of art galleries and museums in Canada. The stretch is a perfect place for art aficionados to gallery hop or for shoppers looking for unique boutiques.

A stroll through this funky neighbourhood will reveal several design houses, shops and cafes in addition to the numerous independent art galleries. The area is also a popular destination for its eclectic mix of acclaimed restaurants and the trendy nightlife scene.

Visiting the Museum of Contemporary Canadian Art

The Museum of Contemporary Canadian Art is located at 952 Queen Street West east of Ossington Avenue. Admission is Pay What You Can and group tours are available.

For more information on current exhibits and directions to the museum via car or public transit call 416-395-0067.

Click here to visit Museum of Contemporary Canadian Art official website.

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