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A photo of the exterior of the RIC building, taken around sunset
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Ryerson Image Centre, 2016 © Ryerson Image Centre

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Ryerson Image Centre, 2016 © Riley Snelling, Ryerson Image Centre

Hours

Gallery
Monday: Closed 
Tuesday: 11am – 6pm
Wednesday: 11am – 8pm 
Thursday: 11am – 6pm
Friday: 11am – 6pm
Saturday: 12pm – 5pm 
Sunday: 12pm – 5pm

Peter Higdon Research Centre
The Research Centre is open to the public Monday through Friday, 10am5pm. To arrange an appointment and for information on how to access to the collection, please email: riccollections@ryerson.ca

Please note that on Tuesday, July 31, the PHRC will only be open 10am – 2:30pm.

Location

Address
33 Gould St. Toronto ON
M5B 1W1 Canada

Getting Here by TTC:
The Toronto transit system offers numerous options that provide easy access to the Ryerson Image Centre:
• Dundas Subway Station is located one block southwest of the RIC
• Dundas Street streetcars travel east and west, one block south of the RIC

Getting Here by Car:
By Car, drive to Dundas Street, between Yonge and Church Streets. Turn north onto Victoria Street. There is a Ryerson University parking lot approximately half way up the street, at which point Victoria is closed for pedestrian access only. Turn left to access the lot. The Ryerson Image Centre is opposite Lake Devo, directly across from the pedestrian half of Victoria street.

There is also a Green P parking lot on the South Side of Yonge and Dundas square here.

Accessiblity:
The museum is wheelchair accessible.

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Contact

For general inquiries: 416.979.5164 or ric@ryerson.ca
For information on access to the RIC collection: riccollections@ryerson.ca

Free admission
Daily tours at 2:30 pm

Tours

Admission to the RIC is free, thanks to our support from Ryerson University, corporate sponsors and generous donors.

Support the RIC Here

Tours

Learn more on a guided tour! The RIC offers guided exhibition tours to organized groups and individuals during gallery hours. Participate in a guided walkthrough of the current exhibitions and have an insightful exchange with one of our knowledgeable docents.

Daily Drop-In Tours

When?
Tuesday – Sunday at 2:30pm
How much? FREE!
Do I need to book a tour? No reservation required! Tours meet in the Great Hall of the Ryerson Image Centre.

Scheduled Tours

Tours can be arranged for secondary and post-secondary school groups, special interest societies, parents and their families, tourists or other organized groups. These 40-minute guided tours of our current exhibitions are available anytime during gallery hours. They include lively group discussion as well as time for an activity or assignment if needed. Fill out this form to book a tour.

Have you been on a tour at the RIC previously? Let us know what you thought!

  • Offered Tuesday – Sunday
  • All tours, events and exhibitions are free
  • Tours meet in the Great Hall of the Ryerson Image Centre

What to Expect

  • On arrival you’ll be greeted by gallery staff that will welcome you to the gallery and help store your personal belongings (coats, bags and/or backpacks)
  • On the tour, our expert docents will offer a guided walkthrough of the exhibitions on view sharing knowledge and facilitating conversation
  • Groups are limited to approximately 25 guests maximum. For larger groups, additional staff and volunteers will assist with organization and touring.
  • Tours last approximately 40-minutes
  • Flash-free photography inside the exhibitions while on your tour is encouraged!
  • Share your photos with us on Instagram, Facebook and Twitter @RICgallery, #RyersonImageCentre
  • The RIC does not have a restaurant but we are nestled into a lively part of the downtown core where many options are available to you. Please see above for a map of our location or visit the Yonge and Dundas BIA website for restaurant info, attraction listings for and more.

Curator-Led Tours

Offered in conjunction with our current exhibitions. For an up-to-date schedule, please visit the events section of our website.

Youth in Focus

A group of young students looking at art
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The Edge of the Earth: Climate Change in Photography and Video (installation view of student tour), 2016 © Clifton Li, Ryerson Image Centre

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This program is generously supported by BMO Financial Group

A photography tour program for youth in Toronto

By engaging with new, young audiences, the RIC hopes to promote greater inclusivity, equity, and accessibility in a gallery environment. These three-hour tours offer hands-on, photography-based activities that encourage critical analysis of the RIC’s exhibitions and exploration of the image-making process. This program is designed to promote an understanding of the camera’s power as a tool for storytelling. Customized, free of charge tours are available for community and youth organizations. Snacks, activity materials and TTC fare will also be provided. 

To book a tour, please contact our Outreach Programmer, soJin Chun, to discuss specific needs for your group: ricoutreach@ryerson.ca.

Quick facts

  • Youth in Focus tours are available Tuesday through Sunday during regular gallery hours
  • Tours last approximately 3 hours and include a tour and discussion around our exhibitions, followed by hands-on conceptual or photo-making activity
  • A representative from participating organizations/youth groups must be present during the tour
  • Tours must be booked at least two weeks in advance
  • Groups should be limited to approximately 8 participants
  • While at the RIC, flash-free photography inside the exhibition space is encouraged! Share your photos with us on Instagram, Facebook and Twitter @RICgallery #RyersonImageCentre
  • Tours are always free and include snacks, activity materials and TTC fare