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Contemporary Art Bus Tour

To reserve a seat, please email aadley@yorku.ca. The bus boards at OCADU, 100 McCaul St. Stops include Art Gallery of York University for a curator’s tour of Arnait Ikajurtigiit, the Doris McCarthy Gallery, and the Robert McLaughlin Gallery. Read More

CONTACT Public Installation Bike Tour 

Join CONTACT staff for a tour of several Public Installations in the 2018 Festival. The tour starts at 460 King (pictured) and ends at Ryerson Image Centre. Weather permitting. Read More

seeping upwards, rupturing the surface

Join the AGM’s Curator of Contemporary Art Kendra Ainsworth for a guided tour and conversation on the themes and works in the exhibition seeping upwards, rupturing the surface. Read More

Vistek: Fujifilm Photo Walk w/ Spencer Wynn

FREE! Visit vistek.ca/go/contact to register. You won’t want to miss this historic event. Travel back in time with Spencer Wynn to Toronto’s famous Black Creek Pioneer Village. Stroll through the historic grounds snapping photos along the way. Read More

Art Spin Ride to Still Moving

Group Bike Ride and Artist/Curator Talk Sun May 20; ride leaves at 2pm FREE Meet Art Spin with your bike at Allan Gardens Park (just east of the Conservatory) for a group ride to see the CONTACT Public Installation “Still Moving” by Max Dean. After arriving at the Unilever… Read More

Contemporary Art Bus Tour

Tour begins at the Koffler Gallery and continues to the Art Gallery of Mississauga, Art Gallery of York University and Doris McCarthy Gallery. Guided tours or talks offered at each gallery. RSVP to may-art-bus.eventbrite.ca. Read More

McMichael Art Bus

Every Sunday from June 10 to October 28, get on board the McMichael Art Bus from downtown Toronto to the gallery for only $15 + general admission. Return bus service to the McMichael leaves from the CONTACT office parking lot located next to 80 Spadina Avenue (just north of King St)… Read More

Scotiabank Photography Award: Shelley Niro

Join artist Shelley Niro on a tour of her Scotiabank Photography Award exhibition. Niro will be joined by Gaëlle Morel, inaugural Curator of Indigenous Art at the Art Gallery of Ontario. Read More

Scotiabank Photography Award: Shelley Niro

Join artist Shelley Niro on a tour of her Scotiabank Photography Award exhibition. Niro will be joined by Gaëlle Morel, Exhibitions Curator at the Ryerson Image Centre. Read More

Making Peace

Curator Ashley Woods gives a guided tour of the Making Peace international outdoor exhibit that presents over a century of photography, followed by talks from Canada-based artists Sarah Foy, Samra Habib, Robinder Uppal and Marc Francoeur. Read More

Size Matters

Join curator Sarah Stanners for a tour of Steve Driscoll and Finn O’Hara: Size Matters. Read More

McMichael Art Bus

Every Sunday during July and August, get on board the McMichael Art Bus! Return bus service to the McMichael leaves from the Scotiabank CONTACT Photography Festival parking lot at 80 Spadina Avenue (just North of King) at 10:30 am and leaves the McMichael to head back downtown at 3:30 pm. There is a tonne… Read More

Bringing Water (Jane’s Walk)


Take a walk to the lake with Erika DeFreitas and a tour of her site-specific installation, Bringing Water Back to the Bradley. Inspired by Jane Jacobs, Jane’s Walk is a movement of free, citizen-led walking tours to tell stories about their communities, explore their cities, and 
connect with neighbours. Read More

CANADIAN BELONGING(s)

Join guest curator Ellyn Walker for a tour of the exhibition. Read More

Counterpoints: Curator’s tour with Jessica Bradley

Presented in both galleries that comprise the new Art Museum, Counterpoints gathers more than 100 images from over 20 private collections, revealing a remarkable breadth and depth of interest in photography in this city. Read More

Mississauga Bus Tour

Join the Art Gallery of Mississauga and Museums of Mississauga for their respective Featured Exhibition openings: CANADIAN BELONGING(s) and Morris Lum: Within. A free bus departs from the Gladstone Hotel at 6pm, arrives at Museums of Mississauga at 6:30 pm, departs for Art Gallery of Mississauga at 7pm, and returns… Read More

Contemporary Art Bus

The tour starts at Koffler Centre of the Arts at Artscape Youngplace (180 Shaw Street) at 12pm and then departs for Blackwood Gallery, Art Gallery of York University, and Doris McCarthy Gallery, returning to Shaw Street at 5pm. Seating is limited. Please RSVP by… Read More

Angela Grauerholz

Join Gaëlle Morel, RIC Exhibitions Curator, for a behind-the-scenes tour of Scotiabank Photography Award: Angela Grauerholz. Read More

Angela Grauerholz

Join Paul Roth, RIC Director, for a behind-the-scenes tour of Scotiabank Photography Award: Angela Grauerholz. Read More

Cutlines

Join exhibition curators Roger Hargreaves, Jill Offenbeck, and Stefanie Petrilli from the Archive of Modern Conflict who will share insights into Cutline: The Photography Archives of The Globe and Mail. In English with bilingual question period. Read More

Walk the Talk

Join AGM Assistant Curator Kendra Ainsworth for a casual tour and talk on the exhibitions The View from Here, and Chih-Chien Wang | A Person Who Disappears. Read More

Durdy Bayramov Exhibition Tour & Book Launch

During the opening reception, Durdy Bayramov's daughter Keya Bayramova will be present to speak about her father’s exhibition Through the Eyes of an Artist: Images of the Turkmen People, 1960s–80s. Visit the gallery to celebrate the launch of the exhibition and the photography catalogue. A free shuttle bus will be available: departing… Read More

Scotiabank Photography Award Mark Ruwedel

Join artist Mark Ruwedel for a tour of his exhibition, a career survey celebrating his selection as winner of the 2014 Scotiabank Photography Award. Read More

Exposed: Afternoon Highlights Tour with Stephen Bulger

Stephen Bulger, one of Canada’s foremost experts on photography, will lead a guided tour and discuss the highlights of Exposed. Stephen Bulger is the owner of Stephen Bulger Gallery and is also the co-founder of CONTACT. A snapshot of the Toronto Star Photograph Archive, Exposed presents some of the memorable… Read More

Stroll 905 | Mississauga through the Lens

Discover a whole new perspective on springtime Mississauga –through the lens of a camera! Bring your camera and join Toronto Star columnist, noted author and urban flâneur Shawn Micallef and Mississauga-based artist Fausta Facciponte in a stroll through Mississauga. Learn valuable insights from Facciponte on how to compose artful photographs,… Read More

Travel through Time in 3D: A Walking Tour of Toronto

Travel through time in this interactive tablet walking tour of the city. Learn about the intimate history of Toronto by exploring breathtaking historical 3D images of the city from the 1850s to the 1950s while taking in the views around you. Registration required; Adults: $10, Students: $8. Saturday, May… Read More

Arctic Exposure: Tour

Join curators Sharona Adamowicz- Clements and Bonnie Rubenstein with Norman Hallendy for a walk through of Arctic Exposure: Photographs of Canada’s North. Included with the price of admission. Read More

Curators’ Talk

Join Bonnie Rubenstein, Artistic Director at CONTACT and David Liss, Artistic Director and Curator at MOCCA for a casual tour of the exhibitions at the MOCCA, followed by a Q&A. Read More

AGO 1st Thursdays
Curator Chat: Light my Fire

Curator Chat: Light my Fire FREE with admission to AGO 1st Thursdays Join Sophie Hackett, the AGO's Assistant Curator, Photography for an informal tour of Light My Fire: Some Propositions about Portraits and Photography, a Primary Exhibition in the Festival. This exhibition highlights the AGO's photography collection, which… Read More

Bike Tour

Join the Festival's Artistic Projects Manager, Sabrina Maltese, as she leads a bicycle tour throughout the city to the sites of the CONTACT public installations. Meet in the MOCCA courtyard. Weather permitting. Read More

A Definition of Awe: Dialogues about Sebastião Salgado’s Genesis

Join the ROM Friends of Contemporary Culture and special guests for an After-hours tour and Curated Conversation over wine and hors d'oeuvres. Tickets www.curatedconversation.org  … Read More

Arthus S. Goss: Works and Days

Exhibition curators Blake Fitzpatrick and John Bentley Mays, will lead a tour of Arthur S. Goss: Works and Days. Read More

Gauri Gill

Bring your cameras and join Gauri Gill in an informal talk and stroll through Mississauga Celebration Square. RSVP by April 27 to culture.division@mississauga.ca For more information visit www.savac.net Presented by the South Asian Visual Arts Centre (SAVAC)… Read More

Bike Trip

Persilia Caton, Artistic Project Manager at CONTACT, leads a bicycle tour of the public installations throughout the city. Meet in the MOCCA courtyard ready to ride. Rain Date Sunday May 22, 3pm. Public Installations→… Read More

Heineken Behind the Lens Tour

Join us each Saturday afternoon in May aboard the Heineken Behind the Lens Tour, an exclusive interactive tour of CONTACT. Go behind the scenes with top photographers and other culture mavens as they share curated insights on fascinating photography from an insider’s vantage point. Read More

Heineken Behind the Lens Tour

Join us each Saturday afternoon in May aboard the Heineken Behind the Lens Tour, an exclusive interactive tour of CONTACT. Go behind the scenes with top photographers and other culture mavens as they share curated insights on fascinating photography from an insider’s vantage point. Each… Read More

Heineken Behind the Lens Tour

Join us each Saturday afternoon in May aboard the Heineken Behind the Lens Tour, an exclusive interactive tour of CONTACT. Go behind the scenes with top photographers and other culture mavens as they share curated insights on fascinating photography from an insider’s vantage point. Read More

FESTIVAL HIGHLIGHTS

COMMENCING FROM DRAKE HOTEL 1150 QUEEN STREET WEST FREE – SPACE IS LIMITED Whether you are a photographer, a collector or just love to look at photographs, this lively exploration will chart your way through the special projects in CONTACT that bring the… Read More