Wheelchair Access – Entrance
From Bloor Street: The accessible path to 72 Perth Avenue’s main entrance runs southbound along the east side to Besi’s Auto Collision. Cross the street to the west-side sidewalk in front of the fencing and continue south 20 metres. Automatic door activation is to the right of the double doors.
From Sterling Road: Construction and lack of sidewalks are unfortunately an issue in this up and coming residential area. Travelling northbound, accessible pathways begin on the east and west-side of Perth Avenue. The main entrance of 72 Perth Avenue is at street level.
Outdoor Exhibition & Shelter
A portable ramp is available for the doorway from the main exhibition area to the outdoor area. An alternative accessible path is through the fence opening on the west side, 30 metres northbound from the main entrance.
Accessible washrooms are located to the left of the main entrance.
- Getting There
Parking: Limited paid
TTC: Near Lansdowne station; Dundas West station; 505 Dundas and 506 Carlton streetcars
Other Transit: Steps away from the GO/UP Express Bloor station
About 72 Perth Avenue
72 Perth Avenue was formerly the Praise Sanctuary Ministry, Church of the Firstborn Apostolic, a Pentecostal church that relocated to North York. Since then, 72 Perth has been rented out as, variously, an event space, gallery, and showroom. It is now slated to become a mid-rise residential building, with the Biennial as possibly its last occupant. The proposed building is expected to be nine stories and include affordable housing. Situated next to the railpath, the passing GO trains are audible inside this former place of worship.
This site was generously provided by Castlepoint Numa.
Audio Site Introduction:
Artworks at 72 Perth Avenue
Aki Onda at 72 Perth
Aki Onda’s practice communes not only with things—particularly what he calls “the rubble and ruin of old technologies”—but also with spirits. Nam June’s Spirit Was Speaking to Me is a…
Andrea Carlson at 72 Perth
Andrea Carlson’s Never Ending Monument (2022) is a sculptural installation that features a configuration of effigy staffs that function much in the same way as the artist’s two-dimensional drawings on…
Anne Zanele Mutema at 72 Perth
Anne Zanele Mutema’s practice invites us to consider alternative belief systems through the idea of an Event defined for her as a phenomenon located at a single point in time…
Ghazaleh Avarzamani at 72 Perth
Forced Afloat (2022) is a public artwork by Ghazaleh Avarzamani installed in the former parking lot of 72 Perth, a former Pentecostal church. The work consists of 7,000 square feet…
Jeffrey Gibson at 72 Perth
Jeffrey’s artworks make reference to various aesthetic and material histories rooted in Indigenous cultures of the Americas and in modern and contemporary subcultures. He is known for creating visually rich…
Nadia Belerique at 72 Perth
Nadia Belerique, working in photography, sculpture, and installation, expands on photographic strategies of framing, aperture, depth, and the distance between objects and their representations. Her works commonly address tenuous relationships…
Paul Pfeiffer at 72 Perth
Paul Pfeiffer’s Incarnator (2018–2022) is a multimedia body of work that explores the belief systems surrounding the encarnadores, sculptors revered in the Philippines for their ability to create uncanny life-like…
Shezad Dawood at 72 Perth
In both 2019 and 2022, the Toronto Biennial commissioned and presented two episodes of the ten-part film series at the heart of Shezad Dawood’s major long-term multimedia project Leviathan (2017–ongoing),…