Find out how to volunteer at Etobicoke Civic Centre Art Gallery and apply by Monday, August 1 at 4 p.m.
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.
June 1 to 23
Reception: June 2, 7 to 8:30 p.m.
This optimistic art show embodies light on the horizon after a trying few years.
These works by Etobicoke seniors celebrate all types of new beginnings. This exhibition is presented in partnership with City of Toronto’s Parks, Forestry & Recreation department.
June 28 to August 4
Reception: June 29, 6 to 8 p.m.
Both lazy summer days and hot summer nights depict vivid hues of summer. In this exhibition, the Toronto Chapter of the Federation of Canadian Artists invites viewers to linger in summer splendor through their rigorously juried artworks.
August 9 to September 13
Reception: August 13, 2 to 4 p.m.
With over 140 amateur and professional members, this juried show by the Central Ontario Art Association features the best new works from this treasured group while showcasing a vast array of visual art techniques.
September 20 to October 13
Reception: September 24, 2 to 4 p.m.
The Color and Form Society has welcomed, nurtured, and presented visual arts for 70 glorious years, with many of its artists having exhibited all over the world. This show features 70 juried artists in a stunning retrospective.
October 18 to November 24
Reception: October 22, 2 to 4 p.m.
The timeless call of the wild can be heard by artists everywhere. Natural Talent echoes the flora and fauna of our world in oil, watercolour and photography while ardently expressing concerns for the environment.
The Etobicoke Civic Centre Art Gallery (ECCAG) accepts applications from arts organizations and artists to exhibit each April for the following year.
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 $350 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 May and all applicants will be notified and all decisions are final.
For more information or to request an ECCAG application form, please call the gallery on 416-394-8628 or email email@example.com.
The Etobicoke Civic Centre Art Gallery only accepts applications from arts organizations and groups of six 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 small 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.