We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

The Power Plant

Is this your business?
231 Queens Quay W, Toronto, Ontario M5J 2G8, Canada
+1 416-973-4949
Website
Save
Review Highlights
Interesting gallery

This is an interesting gallery, and it's free too. The exhibitions change with some frequency... read more

Reviewed 7 October 2017
RetiredBritsAbroad
,
Europe
Always thought-provoking

Well curated and pleasant, helpful, unobtrusive staff. Always worth a visit. Great location and... read more

Reviewed 7 August 2017
Chickaree
,
Marburg, Germany
via mobile
Read all 30 reviews
Sponsored by:
Map
Satellite
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Sponsored by:
Neighbourhoods
Neighbourhoods
Overview
  • Excellent26%
  • Very good48%
  • Average20%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible0%
Travellers talk about
LOCATION
231 Queens Quay W, Toronto, Ontario M5J 2G8, Canada
Downtown West
CONTACT
Website
+1 416-973-4949
Write a Review
Reviews (30)
Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
Language

1 - 10 of 25 reviews

Reviewed 7 October 2017

This is an interesting gallery, and it's free too. The exhibitions change with some frequency apparently. When we visited it was focused quite heavily on The Congo, but some of the pictures and the story in the 70-minute film were quite engaging. There was also...More

Thank RetiredBritsAbroad
Reviewed 7 August 2017 via mobile

Well curated and pleasant, helpful, unobtrusive staff. Always worth a visit. Great location and building. I'm happy it's survived the surrounding 'condomania'.

Thank Chickaree
Reviewed 4 August 2017 via mobile

The Power Plant, one of many striking buildings along the Toronto harbourfront, is a free to enter Art Gallery showcasing contemporary art. Constantly changing exhibitions and artists make this an absolute must-visit for art fans of any kind. If you find yourself on the front,...More

Thank bananabananar
Reviewed 14 July 2017

I had not been here in many years, but we went to see the exhibit of the unique 'curated art' of Ydessa Hendeles. Very worthwhile. The young staff were exceptionally well-informed, welcoming, and friendly. Easily accessible by car or TTC. Open on Thursday evenings and...More

Thank Craig C
Reviewed 25 June 2017 via mobile

Whist walking Toronto harbourfront, this gallery provided a striking contrast to our day. The Ydessa Hendeles exhibition showing at the time was interesting and thought provoking. The rooms were clean, cool and we'll staffed.

Thank chiangmaicharlies
Reviewed 26 April 2017 via mobile

There were 4 exhibits while we visiting. The content of 3 out of 4 evoked some sadness within me. But I'd rather be affected by art then not. Although a lot more could be done with the space, it's great that they can bring quality...More

Thank shearexpert2015
Reviewed 9 April 2017

This is a great space but with disappointing exhibitions, especially after recently visiting the MAC in Montreal.

Thank Russ1470
Reviewed 30 October 2016

We stumbled across this place walking along the harbour front. We loved that the gallery focuses on 2-3 exhibits at a time as to not overwhelm those walking through. We were able to learn so much about the artists and their processes because the staff...More

Thank Kay B
Reviewed 26 October 2016

My only disappointment was that Some of the installations could make better use of the power plant's physical space. The curator ought to take a trip to MASS MoCA in North Adams to get some inspiration. But other than that, this is a site well...More

Thank Steve J
Reviewed 18 October 2016 via mobile

Who says arts and engineering can't be mixed? Well, its in the heart ot this old power plant that they have actually immersed the works of creative artist...so naturally blended in! I'm no artist, but was pretty impressed by those exhibits on display within the...More

Thank HotEarth
Nearby
Downtown West
Downtown West is home to Toronto's gorgeous Inner
Harbor, and is a must-visit for lovers of art and the
outdoors. The area's rich cultural heritage is
celebrated by a number of monuments and museums,
giving the neighborhood a mature feel. As a premier
destination for modern art, people here stroll through
the cool contemporary pieces at the Power Plant, enjoy
the outdoor installations along Queen's Quay and Canoe
...More
Sponsored by:
Nearby Restaurants
Amsterdam BrewHouse - On the Lake
1,853 reviews
.22 km away
BeaverTails
77 reviews
.25 km away
Amsterdam Brewery
154 reviews
.22 km away
Tim Hortons
153 reviews
.14 km away
Nearby Attractions
Steam Whistle Brewery
2,758 reviews
.43 km away
Lake Ontario
739 reviews
.21 km away
Harbourfront Centre
627 reviews
.16 km away
Tommy Thompson Park
99 reviews
.47 km away
Questions & Answers
Get quick answers from The Power Plant staff and past visitors.
Note: your question will be posted publicly on the Questions & Answers page.
Posting guidelines
Submit