Housed in University College, a splendid Romanesque revival building, UTAC is located in the heart of both the U of T’s St. George Campus, and the city’s Museum district. Visitors to UTAC are steps away from the Art Gallery of Ontario, the Bata Shoe Museum, the Royal Ontario Museum, the Gardiner Museum and the Textile Museum of Canada.
Open to the public, UTAC’s exhibitions embrace a range of media, art forms and time periods. They offer an engaging gallery experience complemented by tours, lectures and symposia featuring internationally renowned artists, writers and academics.
University of Toronto Art Centre
15 King's College Circle
Toronto, Ontario M5S 3H7
UTAC will close for the holidays on Monday 9 December and reopen on Tuesday 14 January 2014.
Tuesday to Friday: 12 to 5 pm
Wednesday: 12 to 8 pm
Saturday: 12 to 4 pm
Sunday and Monday closed
Admission is FREE to all UTAC exhibitions.
UTAC is wheelchair accessible.
UTAC is set back on the South Side of Hoskin Avenue between Queen's Park and St. George Street. Look for
UTAC's two banners depicting Luca Cranach's Adam and Eve on the facade. Enter the door nearest the banners and follow directions from there.
Getting Here by TTC:
From the St. George Subway Station: walk south on St. George St. to Hoskin Avenue (a continuation of Harbord Street), walk east to Tower Road (across from Trinity College), turn south. You will see the UTAC banner marking the entrance at the Laidlaw wing of University College.
From Queen's Park Station: walk west on College Street to King's College Road (just beyond the lights at McCaul), walk north following the circle to the top where you will find University College. UTAC is in the north wing of the College. During weekday business hours University College is open to the public and you walk through this historic building to UTAC, but on Saturdays our entrance is at the Laidlaw wing because the college is closed (see map above)
From Museum subway station: walk south on Queen's Park Crescent to Hoskin Avenue, turn west and walk to Tower Road (at Trinity College), turn south. You will see the UTAC banner marking the entrance at University College.
The Wellesley bus, leaving from the Ossington and/or Wellesley and Castle Frank subway stations, stops at Tower Road and Hoskin Avenue at Trinity University. From there turn south and you will see the UTAC banner marking the entrance at University College.
Getting here by Car:
Driving directions from west of Toronto (Getting to the University of Toronto from the QEW):
If you are on the Queen Elizabeth Way (QEW) eastbound towards Toronto from the west, continue to downtown Toronto. If you are on Hwy 401 eastbound towards Toronto from the west, turn south onto Hwy 427 after you pass the airport and follow the signs to the QEW. Then take the QEW east to downtown Toronto. The QEW turns into the Gardiner Expressway in Toronto. As you approach downtown Toronto, you will see the CN Tower - the second tallest free standing structure on earth - directly ahead of you. Soon after you pass the CN Tower, take the Yonge-York-University exit (which is the exit after Spadina). Go north on York Street until it meets University Avenue. Continue north on University Avenue, until you reach College Street. At this point, you should go east on College Street, but you are not allowed to make a left turn. So continue about 50 meters north on University Avenue until you reach the start of Queen's Park Circle. At this point, you are allowed to make a U-turn and come back south on University Avenue. When you get back to the intersection with College Street, turn right (east) and drive one block (pass one light) west on College Street to King's College Road. At this point you can enter the campus by turning right (north) onto King's College Road, where you can park, or continue east on College for another block (one set of lights) to St. George street. You can turn right (north) on St. George street and continue two blocks (two sets of lights) to Harbord St turn right (east). There is street parking available. UTAC is located in the North East corner of University College (right across the back campus).
Driving directions from east of Toronto (Getting to the University of Toronto from Bloor Street):
If you are coming from the east towards Toronto on Hwy 401, turn south onto the Don Valley Parkway (DVP) after Victoria Park Avenue. Take the DVP south to Bloor Street. Drive west on Bloor Street until you reach St. George. Turn left onto St. George Street and drive south until you reach Harbord Street. There is street parking available. UTAC is located in the north wing of University College (right across the back campus). Alternatively continue straight (south) on St. George St until you get to College St. Turn left (east) again onto College Street and drive one block east to King's College Road. Turn left (north) onto King's College Road. At this point you can enter the campus by turning right (north) onto King's College Road, where you can park. UTACis located in the north wing of University College.
Driving directions from north of Toronto:
If you are driving south on Hwy 427 from north of Toronto, follow the driving directions from west of Toronto after you pass Hwy 401. If you are driving south on Hwy 400 from north of Toronto, go west on Hwy 401 at the junction of Hwys 400 & 401 and then go south on Hwy 427 at the junction of Hwys 401 & 427. Then follow the driving directions from west of Toronto.
Tower Road: Is a small parking area located off the south side of Hoskin Ave. on the east side of back campus.
Hoskin Avenue: Street parking is available on both sides of the street.
Devonshire Place: Devonshire Place is a street on the north side of Hoskin Ave. Street Parking is available.
Rotman Building: Located at 105 St. George Street, underground parking is available.
For more information about Parking Services at U of T, go to http://www.fs.utoronto.ca/services/movers/parking.htm