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Exhibition Sites

Toronto’s waterfront is currently undergoing urban renewal at a faster pace than anywhere else in North America. Shaped by the waterfront’s multi-layered history, the Biennial takes its cues from Lake Ontario, part of the largest freshwater system on Earth. The majority of the Exhibition and Programs will take place at venues along the lake between Etobicoke Creek and Ashbridges Bay.

This stretch of Lake Ontario was active long before Toronto became a city. It has been populated by Indigenous peoples for at least 12,000 years, and was initially a site of trade, migration, and ceremony before it underwent mass settlement and industrialization. Today, the waterfront is host to relics of heavy industry, dense condominium developments, active and decommissioned military bases, manufactured parks, lost rivers, and human-made spits.

The implications of the changing waterfront prompted the Biennial’s inaugural edition: The Shoreline Dilemma. For 72 days this fall, the inaugural event will take place in repurposed buildings, public spaces, and partner institutions, including galleries, museums, train stations, and community organizations, along the lake and throughout the Greater Toronto Area.

Exhibition Sites

259 Lake Shore Blvd East

259 Lake Shore Blvd East
Toronto ON
M5A 3T7

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Art Gallery of Ontario

317 Dundas St W
Toronto ON
M5T 1G4

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Art Gallery of York University (AGYU)

8 Accolade East Building, York University, 4700 Keele Street
Toronto ON
M3J 1P3

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Art Museum at the University of Toronto

15 King's College Circle
Toronto ON
M5S 3H7

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Harbourfront Centre

235 Queens Quay W
Toronto ON
M5J 2G8

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Museum of Contemporary Art Toronto

158 Sterling Rd
Toronto ON
M6R 2B2

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Ontario Place

955 Lake Shore Blvd W
Toronto ON
M6K 3B9

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Riverdale Park West

375 Sumach St.
Toronto ON
M4X 1B8

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Ryerson Image Centre

33 Gould St.
Toronto ON
M5B 1W1

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Small Arms Inspection Building

1352 Lakeshore Road East
Mississauga ON
L5E 1E9

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The Port Lands

55 Unwin Ave
Toronto ON
M5A 1A2

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The Power Plant

231 Queens Quay W.
Toronto ON
M5J 2G8

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Toronto Sculpture Garden

115 King St E.
Toronto ON
M5C 1G6

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Union Station

65 Front St W
Toronto ON
M5J 1E6

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