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Joseph D. Carrier Art Gallery

The gallery is closed until further notice.

The Joseph D. Carrier Art Gallery welcomes thousands of visitors annually. It was established in 1987 under the beneficent patronage of Toronto businessman, Joseph Carrier. Often referred to as “Toronto’s mini-Guggenheim,” the gallery has 21,000 square feet of exhibition space over three circular levels, topped by a giant skylight. The Joseph D. Carrier Art Gallery is situated in the Columbus Centre.

From the Renaissance brilliance of Da Vinci, Michelangelo, and Raphael, to their present-day contemporaries, art has been one of the great expressions of Italian culture, ideas and achievement.

Today that tradition lives on as we celebrate the artistic expressions of artists from across the country in our Joseph D. Carrier Art Gallery.


The gallery features modern contemporary art in photography, painting, sculpture and design. Curators and volunteers conduct guided tours for more than 4,000 students every year. The gallery has displayed original work by international masters such as Leonardo Da Vinci, Piranesi, Picasso and others.

The gallery maintains a significant permanent collection of contemporary works of art.

The Joseph D. Carrier Art Gallery places strong emphasis on work by emerging, mid-career and senior Canadian artists of Italian heritage. We also promote cross-cultural, intergenerational understanding and appreciation, through socially relevant specific exhibitions. The Joseph D. Carrier Art Gallery also hosts the traditional Presepe-Nativity Exhibition organized by Centro Scuola every year in December.

Please make a donation to support the gallery. Tax receipts will be available. For inquiries and further information please contact us at 416-789-7011 Ext. 248

Gallery Hours

The gallery is closed until further notice.

*Flavio Belli, curator of the “40 Under Forty” exhibition will be available for tours and questions.

Plan Your Visit

Private Bookings and Tours

For further information about private bookings and tours, please contact 416-789-7011 ext. 248 or cultural@villacharities.com

New Protocols and Procedures Guide

Read our “New Protocols and Procedures” digital guide, for a summary of the new safety measures implemented for our on-site programs and services.

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