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Due to COVID-19, the RIC remains closed until further notice.

Toronto is in the 'Dish With One Spoon Territory’. The Dish With One Spoon is a treaty between the Anishinaabe, Mississaugas and Haudenosaunee that bound them to share the territory and protect the land. Subsequent Indigenous Nations and peoples, Europeans and all newcomers have been invited into this treaty in the spirit of peace, friendship and respect. Learn more about Ryerson University's Land Acknowledgement.

 

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

Toronto is in the 'Dish With One Spoon Territory’. The Dish With One Spoon is a treaty between the Anishinaabe, Mississaugas and Haudenosaunee that bound them to share the territory and protect the land. Subsequent Indigenous Nations and peoples, Europeans and all newcomers have been invited into this treaty in the spirit of peace, friendship and respect. Learn more about Ryerson University's Land Acknowledgement.

 

Hours

Gallery
Monday: Closed 
Tuesday: Tours by app't
Wednesday: 12–6 pm
Thursday: 12–6 pm

Friday: 12–6 pm
Saturday: 12–6 pm
Sunday: Closed

Peter Higdon Research Centre
By appointment only
riccollections@ryerson.ca
416.979.5000 x 2376

Due to COVID-19, the RIC remains closed until further notice. Learn more

 

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: 416.979.5000 x 2376 or riccollections@ryerson.ca

Free admission

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, private tour! Organized groups and individuals can participate in a guided walkthrough of the current exhibitions and have an insightful exchange with one of our knowledgeable docents.

Daily Drop-In Tours

Our daily docent-led tours are temporarily suspended.

Scheduled Group Tours

Guided tours can be arranged for private groups on Tuesdays when we will otherwise be closed to the public. Tours must be booked in advance by calling 416-979-5164 or emailing ric@ryerson.ca. We are happy to customize tours for specific group needs.

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

  • Offered Tuesdays
  • Must be booked in advance by calling 416-979-5164 or emailing ric@ryerson.ca
  • All tours, events and exhibitions are free
  • Scheduled tours meet at the 33 Gould Street entrance

What to Expect

  • Please come prepared with a mask or face covering;
  • 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
  • To ensure physical distancing, groups are limited to a maximum of 12 guests. 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

Our curator-led tours are temporarily suspended.

Youth in Focus

A young woman with blue hair taking a photo with a polaroid camera outside
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Bryce Julien, Youth in Focus tour with students from The University of Northampton, 2018

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This program is generously supported by BMO Financial Group

Online photography workshops for youth in Toronto

Our Youth in Focus program provides free, customized workshops for community organizations and youth in the Toronto area. Now offered online, these sessions provide hands-on, photography-based activities that encourage critical thinking about our exhibitions and explorations of image-making and storytelling processes. By engaging with new, young audiences, the RIC aims to promote greater inclusivity, equity, and accessibility in a museum context.

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