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MOCA Toronto

158 Sterling Rd
Toronto, Ontario M6R 2B2 Canada
https://moca.ca/

MOCA (formerly known as the Museum of Contemporary Canadian Art – MOCCA) has been celebrated for its incisive, artist-centric approach to programming, and hospitable visitor experience.

At its former location on Queen West, the museum functioned as a hub for creative exchange and played a critical role in shaping the city’s contemporary art scene. Through a commitment to collaborative partnerships with leading like-minded artists, organizations, institutions and festivals from Toronto and further afield, MOCA connected the city to a national and global network of peers.

MOCA featured the work of over 1,100 Canadian and other international artists, hosted 200+ exhibitions and welcomed 40,000 annual visitors. As the lease on Queen West wound down, the need to move provided an opportunity to seek a larger space that could accommodate the museum’s ever-growing aspirations and significance.

MOCA Toronto is in a defining phase of its evolution. With a track-record developed over a ten-year period in Toronto’s West Queen West neighbourhood, MOCA is set to expand its footprint into the iconic, heritage, Tower Automotive Building, situated in Toronto’s Junction Triangle.

Tower Automotive Building

Built in 1919, this building, designed by architect John W. Woodman of Winnipeg, was once the tallest in Toronto. Active until 2006, it was originally a factory that produced aluminium products for World War II, and later made items such as kitchen tools, bottle caps and car parts.

When it opened a hundred years ago, this building was considered innovative because it did not use beams for support. Instead, it pioneered a new approach called concrete flat slab architecture. Each floor is a slab of reinforced concrete and is supported by concrete columns – the ‘mushrooms’ you see on each floor, which distribute the weight to the floor below.

Once an example of innovation, and now a heritage building, today it houses the most innovative ideas and art. How cool is that?

 

HOURS

Monday: 10am–5pm (including holidays)
Tuesday: Closed
Wednesday: 10am–5pm
Thursday: 10am–5pm
Friday: 10am–9pm
Saturday: 10am–5pm
Sunday: 10am–5pm

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Holiday Hours

Tuesday, December 24Closed
Wednesday, December 25Closed
Thursday, December 26: 10am–5pm
Friday, December 27: 10am–9pm
Saturday, December 28: 10am–5pm
Sunday, December 29: 10am–5pm
Monday, December 30: 10am–5pm
Tuesday, December 31Closed
Wednesday, January 1Closed

Closures

January 6–February 5, 2020

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NEW Hours
Starting February 6, 2020

Monday: 11 am–6 pm
Tuesday: Closed
Wednesday: 11 am–6 pm
Thursday: 11 am–6 pm
Friday: 11 am–9 pm
Saturday: 11 am–6 pm
Sunday: 11 am–6 pm

ADMISSION

Adult: $10
Student with ID (18+): $5
Group of 10 or more (self-guided): $8 per person
Senior (65+): $5
Under 18: Free
Members: Free

 

TD Community Sundays

Enjoy free admission on the last Sunday each month from 10am to 2pm. TD Community Sundays are made possible by TD Bank Group through its corporate citizenship platform, The Ready Commitment.

Upcoming TD Community Sundays:

• June 30
• July 28
• August 25
• September 29
• October 27
• November 24
• December 29

 



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