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Events, talks and tours

A lone man looks at art at the opening of the summer season of exhibitions at the Ryerson Image Centre in 2019
Fig. 1

Scotiabank Photography Award: Moyra Davey (opening party), Ryerson Image Centre, 2019 © Clifton Li, Ryerson Image Centre

People in an art gallery interacting with a touch screen
Fig. 2

Soon We Were on Route Again (opening night), Ryerson Image Centre, 2018 © Clifton Li, Ryerson Image Centre


Date + Time




Reception for Xin He: Better City, Better Life

Join us to celebrate Xin He: Better City, Better Life in the Student Gallery. Registration required.

Wednesday, February 1, 2023
6–8 pm ET 

(Registration required)

The Image Centre
33 Gould Street, Toronto 

Eventbrite Registration

Curators in Conversation: Emily Hauver and Paul Roth

The "Thoughtography" of Ted Serios

Join IMC Director Paul Roth and Emily Hauver, Guest Curator of Mind’s Eye: The Psychic Photographs of Ted Serios, for a deep dive into the photographic process of Ted Serios, a Chicago bellhop who claimed he could capture his thoughts on film. Online - registration required. 

Wednesday, February 8, 2023
7 pm ET

Curator Talk
(Registration required)

Online via Zoom

Zoom Registration

Film Screening: Ward 81: Voices

Join us for a screening of Martin Bell's new film, Ward 81: Voices, which accompanies the exhibition at the IMC and features images and audio recordings made by Mary Ellen Mark, Karen Folger Jacobs, and the residents of Ward 81. A post-screening Q&A with filmmaker Martin Bell and IMC Director Paul Roth will follow. 

Sunday, March 5, 2023
1:30 PM ET 

Film Screening
(Tickets required)

Hot Docs Cinema
506 Bloor St. W.

Book Launch for Ward 81: Voices 

Join us to celebrate the launch of Ward 81: Voices, an expanded edition of the original 1979 book, which includes previously unpublished photographs, excerpts from interviews with patients and recorded conversations between Mark and Jacobs, as well as new essays examining the influence of their project. 

Registration required (link coming soon). 

Tuesday, March 7, 2023
6–8 pm ET

(Registration required)

The Image Centre
33 Gould Street, Toronto

Reception for Durga Rajah: I am not the Artist, I am the Photographer. A series of conceptual photo retakes

Join us to celebrate Durga Rajah: I am not the Artist, I am the Photographer. A Series of Conceptual Photo Retakes in the Student Gallery. Registration required (link coming soon).

Wednesday, March 8, 2023
6–8 pm ET

(Registration required)

The Image Centre Student Gallery
33 Gould Street, Toronto

Curators in Conversation: Kaitlin Booher and Gaëlle Morel (virtual)

Join curators Kaitlin Booher and Gaëlle Morel in discussion about the exhibition Mary Ellen Mark: Ward 81.

Wednesday, March 22, 2023
7 pm ET

Curator Talk
(Registration required)

Online via Zoom
Link coming soon


Past Events