Press Release: The Museum of Contemporary Art Toronto Grand Opening takes place on September 22nd – Museum of Contemporary Art Toronto Canada

TORONTO (September 18, 2018) – The grand opening of the Museum of Contemporary Art Toronto Canada (MOCA Toronto) will take place with a community celebration on September 22nd. MOCA will be a community hub in the Junction Triangle, an area home to an expanding critical mass of creative businesses and activity that boasts one of the highest number of artists per capita in the country. MOCA’s transformative role as a catalyst for neighbourhood development began on Queen Street West and will be replicated and expanded in their new home on Sterling Road. The former MOCCA announced its move from Queen West to Sterling Road in 2015 to make way for condo development.

MOCA Toronto will be spread over 55,000 square feet of space between five floors encompassing two main exhibition floors as well as smaller program spaces, all of which will invite collaboration and conversation.

MOCA Toronto’s opening has been made possible due to the many likeminded partners and donors who have contributed to the $25 million Tomorrow of Contemporary Art campaign. Funds raised to date include $11.9 million from private donors/sponsors and $6.1million from government sources including the Government of Canada’s Canada Cultural Spaces Fund and the Government of Ontario’s Ontario Cultural Attractions Fund. Working in collaboration with architectsAlliance and ERA Architects to design the space and Castlepoint Numa and Greybrook Realty Partners on the redevelopment plans, MOCA has been able to create a permanent home.


The floor one of MOCA Toronto will remain a programmed, free space for the community.

“We are extremely grateful to our federal, provincial and city partners, as well as many private and corporate donors, and the staff, board members and volunteers who have worked so hard to get us to the finish line,” says Executive Director and CEO Heidi Reitmaier. “Today’s events culminate a visionary, multi-year process for everyone involved and we’re beyond thrilled to reveal this unique, wonderfully restored building and our exciting inaugural exhibitions on all five floors to the public and our guests from across Canada and around the world.”

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