Etobicoke Civic Centre Art Gallery is now accepting applications from arts organizations and groups of 4 or more artists to exhibit in 2024. Download the application form and apply by May 1.
The Etobicoke Civic Centre Art Gallery presents a wide range of visual art exhibitions, that celebrate juried and curated shows by local and national art organizations. Situated within the Centre Block of the Etobicoke Civic Centre, this large public gallery provides free and accessible opportunities for visitors to enjoy and engage with the artwork on display.
Monday to Friday: 9 a.m. to 8 p.m.
Saturday and Sunday: 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Closed for all statutory holidays
From Highway 401 or the QEW, take Highway 427 to the Burnhamthorpe Road West exit. Turn south onto The West Mall. The gallery is located in the Etobicoke Civic Centre, on the southeast corner of Burnhamthorpe Road and The West Mall.
From Kipling subway station, take the West Mall #112 bus to Civic Centre Court. From Islington subway station, take the Burnhamthorpe #50 bus to The West Mall. The gallery is located in the Etobicoke Civic Centre, on the southeast corner of Burnhamthorpe Road and The West Mall.
January 17 to February 23
Reception: January 29, 2 to 4 p.m.
Textile art is one of the oldest forms of art. Enjoy quilts and works in traditional rug craft, hand weaving, spinning, dyeing and more, by three local fibre groups: Etobicoke Handweavers and Spinners Guild, Etobicoke Quilter’s Guild and Etobicoke Rugcrafters. This exhibition is presented in partnership with Neilson Park Creative Centre.
January 17 to February 23
Exhibition with no reception
Despite the prejudices imposed upon Black individuals in the 1800s, their communities made significant contributions to Toronto. This exhibition recognizes how Black residents have enriched our city. Presented in partnership with the City of Toronto’s Museums & Heritage Services.
February 28 to March 24
Reception: March 5, 2 to 4 p.m.
See eclectic works by the Franklin Carmichael Art Group, who have worked diligently throughout the COVID-19 pandemic. This annual show presents new works in oil, acrylic and watercolour.
March 9 to April 5
Located in Ascent Gallery, the Centre Block hallway on Level 1
Reception: March 13, 6 to 8 p.m.
With a unique blend of the city nightlife, urban scenery and historic landscapes, this exhibition features an eclectic mix of works and mediums by Toronto-based artists Summer Leigh, PH1 Collective, Cristian Arango, Jeff Turner and Jane Pike, Taku Kumabe, Selina Yung and Jodi Lascar. Presented as part of the Celebrate Toronto festival.
March 28 to April 27
Reception: April 2, 2 to 4 p.m.
Humber Valley Art Club has provided visual artists with opportunities to share ideas and expand their skills since 1951. This juried exhibition showcases the finest drawings and paintings by the club’s members.
May 2 to June 1
Reception: May 7, 2 to 4 p.m.
Artists from the Etobicoke Art Group have experimented with new techniques and pushed boundaries to make their most innovative artworks to date. This juried show unveils the group’s latest and greatest pieces.
June 6 to July 6
Reception: June 11, 2 to 4 p.m.
The suffix “-ome” refers to the entirety of a subject studied. This exhibition presents works by Object(ive) Collect(ive), arts-based researchers that contribute knowledge through objects, materials and experiences.
July 11 to August 17
Reception: July 16, 2 to 4 p.m.
Southern Ontario Visual Artists unveil their latest works, which include landscapes and wildlife paintings and abstract in oil, acrylic, scratchboard and more.
August 22 to September 21
Reception: August 27, 2 to 4 p.m.
Colour broadens and changes how we perceive our world. West Toronto Artists employ colour as artistic expression in their new exhibition comprising works in oil, acrylic, pottery and glass.
October 31 to November 30
Reception: November 5, 2 to 4 p.m.
The Federation of Canadian Artists Toronto presents the best new juried works by its accomplished members, offering fresh perspectives in fine art using oil, acrylic, watercolour and pastels.
December 6, 2023 to January 17, 2024
Reception: December 10, 2 to 4 p.m.
Uncover diverse perspectives of our shared world in an exhibition that celebrates and showcases the talent of emerging visual artists. New Vistas is presented by Humber College’s Arts Administration & Cultural Management program in partnership with the City of Toronto.
The Etobicoke Civic Centre Art Gallery (ECCAG) accepts applications from arts organizations and artists to exhibit for the following year. Application due date is May 1.
Any group who is interested in exhibiting at the gallery is required to:
There is no fee to apply. However, successful applicants are required to pay a $500 fee (+HST) to exhibit at the gallery for one month. The gallery takes no commission on art sales.
All applications are reviewed by the ECCAG committee, in consultation with gallery staff. Decisions are made by the end of June and all applicants will be notified and all decisions are final.
The Etobicoke Civic Centre Art Gallery only accepts applications from arts organizations and groups of four artists or more. Preference is given to juried and curated exhibitions.
The gallery encourages applications from diverse arts organizations and artists who have not previously exhibited at this location.
Solo artists and groups of five artists or less may apply to exhibit at the Assembly Hall Gallery.
Located inside Etobicoke Civic Centre, the gallery displays works in the halls, foyers and display cases in the Central Block on the main floor.
Hanging space is approximately 230 feet, allowing for 45 to 75 works, depending on the size and media. The gallery is a public space, frequented by art lovers and visitors to the Civic Centre.
There are usually 10 shows annually, with most exhibitions running for one month each. The July/August and December/January shows are often combined. The gallery is booked at least one year in advance.
We have six display cases. The case sizes are as follows, however works must fit within the cases:
Download the ECCAG Terms of Entry.
The Etobicoke Civic Centre Art Gallery opened in May 1976 and was designed as both a showcase for local artists and a cultural uplift to the newly renovated civic centre. While Etobicoke arts groups have always been a mainstay, the gallery has also brought the world of art to our community, with national and international shows featuring works from artists across the globe, including Japan, Korea, Hungary, and Latin America. More than 400 shows have been displayed over the past four decades.
The gallery is located within the main floor foyers and halls of the Etobicoke Civic Centre’s Central Block. It is wheelchair accessible and there is no admission fee. Please see the Hours and Directions section for more information on planning your trip to the gallery.
The Etobicoke Civic Centre Art Gallery is managed by the City of Toronto. The gallery is supported by a volunteer committee, who work with staff to evaluate gallery applications and install and promote the exhibitions. If you would like more information on volunteering, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.