Arsenal Contemporary Art Toronto

45 Ernest Ave
Toronto ON
M6P 3M7

Tues – Sun | 10am – 6pm
Mon | Closed

  • Accessibility

    Accessible entrance and washrooms

    AODA-compliant building

  • Getting There

    Parking: Limited street

    TTC: Near Lansdowne station; Dundas West station; 505 Dundas and 506 Carlton streetcars

    Other Transit: Steps from GO Transit/UP Express Bloor station

About Arsenal Contemporary Art Toronto

Arsenal Contemporary Art is a private contemporary art and cultural initiative founded by patrons Pierre and Anne-Marie Trahan. It is devoted to the support, promotion, and development of Canadian contemporary art through diverse endeavours.

Arsenal Contemporary Art opened in Toronto’s Junction neighbourhood in 2013 and is located in a refurbished industrial building. It is one of the rare privately held locations of sufficient size to host large-scale contemporary art exhibitions in Toronto. Some of these exhibitions tour to the other Arsenal Contemporary Art locations.

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Artworks at Arsenal Contemporary Art Toronto

Image of works by Abel Rodríguez

Abel Rodríguez at Arsenal Contemporary Toronto

Abel Rodríguez is a Nonuya Elder who translates his encyclopedic knowledge of plants and trees in his homeland, the Igara Paraná River region of the Amazon, into highly detailed drawings,…

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Amy Malbeuf at Arsenal Contemporary Toronto

Kahkiyaw kikway (All of everything) (2019–2022) is both an installation of sculptures and wearable artworks by Amy Malbeuf. Created from home-tanned hide, the works are intended to be worn by…

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Aycoobo at Arsenal Contemporary Toronto

Aycoobo, also known as Wilson Rodríguez, is a Nonuya Indigenous artist whose work is an extension of his father Abel’s botanical knowledge of the Colombian Amazon jungle. His practice is…

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Buhlebezwe Siwani at Arsenal Contemporary Toronto

Buhlebezwe Siwani’s artistic practice focuses on black women, their place and role in the cultural tradition of African spirituality and religious rituals through which beliefs are performed. The presence of…

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Jumana Manna at Arsenal Contemporary Toronto

Food manifests as a container for family and community histories. The food-based traditions that carry cultural memories across generations, histories of erasure and resistances, extend beyond preservation practices to foraging,…

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Mata Aho Collective at Arsenal Contemporary Toronto

The Mata Aho Collective is comprised of Erena Baker (Te Atiawa ki Whakarongotai, Ngāti Toa Rangātira), Sarah Hudson (Ngāti Awa, Ngāi Tūhoe), Bridget Reweti (Ngāti Ranginui, Ngāi Te Rangi) and…

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Waqas Khan at Arsenal Contemporary Toronto

Waqas Khan begins with a dot, circle, or dash, and through repetition, creates drawings that resemble elaborate webs, undulating waves, microscopic worlds, the weft and weave of textiles, or celestial…

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