The Museum of Contemporary Art (MOCA) is on Sterling Road in Toronto's Junction neighbourhood

Discover the Best Art Galleries in Toronto: Big and Small

Canada is known around the world for its progressiveness and Toronto’s art scene is a vibrant expression of that forward-thinking culture. So it’s no wonder that the art galleries in Toronto offer some of the best experiences for art lovers. 

From major museums to independent art galleries, you could spend a full day or more exploring exhibits from both international artists and locals emerging on the scene. The Art Gallery of Ontario alone has almost 100,000 works of art in its collection, while even smaller institutions, like the Stephen Bulger Gallery, boast 15,000 photographs from Canada and around the world. 

Even the galleries that curate smaller, more intimate shows are full of gems you might see at world-class museums like the MOMA, Getty, or Tate in a few years. So head to Toronto neighbourhoods from East York to Bloor, from Queen West to Chinatown to see some of the best sculptures, paintings and intermedia installations in Toronto.