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The Image Centre, 2016 © The Image Centre

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The Image Centre, 2016 © Riley Snelling, The Image Centre


Gallery Hours*
Wednesday: 12–8 pm
Thursday–Saturday: 12–6 pm
Sunday–Tuesday: Closed

Free Exhibition Tours
Tuesday: By appointment via
Wednesday–Friday: 1:30 pm, drop-in

*The IMC closes occasionally for exhibition installation. Please visit our website or contact us to confirm exhibition dates.

Peter Higdon Research Centre
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Toronto is in the 'Dish With One Spoon Territory’. The Dish With One Spoon is a treaty between the Anishinaabe, Mississaugas and Haudenosaunee that bound them to share the territory and protect the land. Subsequent Indigenous Nations and peoples, Europeans and all newcomers have been invited into this treaty in the spirit of peace, friendship and respect. Learn more about Toronto Metropolitan University's Land Acknowledgement.

33 Gould St. Toronto ON
M5B 1W1 Canada

Getting Here by TTC:
The Toronto transit system offers numerous options that provide easy access to The Image Centre:
• Dundas Subway Station is located one block southwest of The Image Centre
• Dundas Street streetcars travel east and west, one block south of the The Image Centre

Getting Here by Car:
By car, drive to Dundas Street, between Yonge and Church Streets. Turn north onto Victoria Street. There is a Toronto Metropolitan University parking lot approximately half way up the street, at which point Victoria is closed for pedestrian access only. Turn left to access the lot. The Image Centre is opposite Lake Devo, directly across from the pedestrian half of Victoria street.

There is also a Green P parking lot on the South Side of Yonge and Dundas square here.

The IMC is wheelchair accessible.



For general inquiries: 416.979.5164 or

For collection inquiries or appointments for the Peter Higdon Research Centre: 416.979.5000 x 552376 or

For media inquiries: Feven Tesfamariam

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The Poy Family Youth in Focus program

The Poy Family Youth in Focus program provides free, customized workshops for community organizations and youth in the Toronto area. These sessions provide hands-on, photography-based activities that encourage critical thinking about our exhibitions and explorations of image-making and storytelling processes. By engaging with new, young audiences, The Image Centre aims to promote greater inclusivity, equity, and accessibility in a museum context.

To book a workshop, please contact our Outreach Programmer, Bryce Julien, to discuss specific needs for your group:


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This program is generously supported by BMO Financial Group and the Ontario Arts Council.

Two Covenant House youth-made zines, front covers held up by two hands against an out of focus backdrop of the city and greenery
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Covenant House youth-made zines, front covers, 2022

Covenant House Toronto Collaboration

Through a collaborative partnership with Covenant House Toronto, the Youth in Focus program ran a series of photography and zine-making workshops engaging youth at Covenant House with creative strategies of storytelling. These workshops were incorporated as part of Covenant House’s Rights of Passage program, which attempts to build life skills for youth living in a transitional shelter to prepare them for independent living. We worked closely with two youth from Covenant House to utilize photography as a device for expressing personal narrative; at that basis of each zine are the experiences and perspectives of the youth who created them. Together through discussions of past and present, what could have been and what might be, the youth conceptualized their zines’ shared theme, Old and New of Me.

Zine  front cover with words "old and new of me" by Ashna. Zine centre fold with purple coloured photo.
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Ashna Parbatie, Old and New of Me, spread, 2022

Old and New Me back cover and inside spread featuring grass and ducks
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Old Me New Me, spread, 2022

Old Me New Me back cover with binding spread flat down on surface. Back cover features flames of fire.
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Old Me New Me, front and back covers, 2022

Ashna Parbatie, Old and New of Me, front cover of zine
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Ashna Parbatie, Old and New of Me, front cover, 2022

blue haired girl takes looks through viewfinder of polaroid camera
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Bryce Julien, Youth in Focus tour with students from The University of Northhampton, 2018