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About Joseph D. Carrier Art Gallery



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.

Gallery Hours

Monday – Friday, 10:00am – 5:00pm

Private Bookings and Tours

For further information about private bookings and tours, please contact:


Giulio Recchioni
Executive Director, Cultural Programming
Phone: 416-789-7011 ext. 218
Email: [email protected]