Mercer Union

1286 Bloor St W
Toronto ON
M6H 1N9

Outdoor view of Mercer Union building

Mercer Union is a non-profit, artist-centred space in Toronto…Mercer Union was founded by twelve visionary artists who each contributed $1,500 to buy the lease on an 1800 square foot space on Mercer Street in downtown Toronto in 1979… It moved from its original location at 29 Mercer Street to its current space at 1286 Bloor Street West – a renovated early 20th century cinema space­ – in 2008, now at the center of a growing and dynamic arts district in downtown Toronto. The 3300 sq. ft. facility includes two large white cube galleries, workshop, artist cabin, administrative offices and gated outdoor patio including a billboard space at the corner of Bloor West and St Clarens Avenue.

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  • Getting There

    Mercer Union is located at 1286 Bloor Street West (one block east of Lansdowne Avenue) on the north side, at the corner of St Clarens Avenue.

    By transit
    Mercer Union is located one block east of the Lansdowne TTC station on the Bloor Line. Take the Lansdowne exit and turn left, then left again onto Bloor Street, Mercer Union is on your left hand side at the next corner.

    By bus
    The Lansdowne 47 bus stops at the Lansdowne TTC station, travelling both North and South. Walk south to Bloor, turn left and walk East, we are located one block east of Bloor and Lansdowne.

    By car
    There is a parking lot located just north of the Lansdowne TTC station on the east side of Lansdowne Avenue. This is a three-minute walk from the gallery.

    By bike
    We can be reached easily by bike if you are travelling East or West on Bloor Street. Located a couple of blocks west of Dufferin St and one block east of Lansdowne. Mercer Union has bike parking both out front and beside the gallery.