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Visit The Image Centre

Visitors to The Image Centre and the Toronto Metropolitan University campus are not required to wear a mask or face covering, but are encouraged to do so.

Although masking is no longer be a requirement of attendance at the gallery and on the campus, we strongly recommend that all visitors continue to wear a mask or face covering while indoors to limit the transmission of COVID-19.

If you are feeling unwell or experiencing any symptoms of COVID-19, we ask that you please stay home. If you need assistance or require accessibility support, please contact us at: ric@ryerson.ca or 416-979-5164.

Admission is always free. Thank you and we look forward to seeing you soon!

A photo of the exterior of the RIC building, taken around sunset
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The Image Centre, 2016 © The Image Centre

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

Although masking is no longer be a requirement of attendance at the gallery and on the campus, we strongly recommend that all visitors continue to wear a mask or face covering while indoors to limit the transmission of COVID-19.

If you are feeling unwell or experiencing any symptoms of COVID-19, we ask that you please stay home. If you need assistance or require accessibility support, please contact us at: ric@ryerson.ca or 416-979-5164.

Admission is always free. Thank you and we look forward to seeing you soon!

Hours

Gallery Hours

Monday: Closed
Tuesday: Closed - Tours by appt. – email ric@ryerson.ca 
Wednesday: 12–6 pm
Thursday: 12–6 pm
Friday: 12–6 pm
Saturday: 12–6 pm
Sunday: Closed

Peter Higdon Research Centre

Open by appointment. Request appointments via riccollections@ryerson.ca

Location

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.

Address
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.

Accessiblity:
The museum is wheelchair accessible.

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Contact

For general inquiries: 416.979.5164 or ric@ryerson.ca
For information on access to The Image Centre collection: 416.979.5000 x 552376 or riccollections@ryerson.ca

Free admission

Youth in Focus

Our Youth in Focus program provides free, customized workshops for community organizations and youth in the Toronto area. Now offered online, 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: ricoutreach@ryerson.ca.

 

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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