Art Exhibit Space

Toronto Public Library is pleased to provide space for art exhibits which reflect the diverse cultural interests of the City and its neighbourhoods. Art Exhibits spaces are included at 16 locations across the city.

Artists are invited to submit their work for possible exhibition during the next Art Exhibits season running September 2020 to August 2021. Please note that there is a charge of $20 + HST payable by artists or groups of artists at the time of installation.

The Art Selection Committee considers works in all media, including photography, but not sculptures. Selected artists are given a one-month showing. Preference will be given to exhibitors who live or work in the City of Toronto.

If you have any questions, please contact the Art Exhibits Office at
416-394-1063, or by email at

How to Exhibit

Please read the following information about Art Exhibits in the library:

  1. Review the list of locations below. Artists are responsible for selecting branches with dimensions suitable for their exhibits and locations that meet their transportation needs.
  2. Complete an Art Exhibits Application Form (PDF).
    The deadline for submission is 11:59pm April 30th, 2020. Artists selected to exhibit will be notified by June 25, 2020.

List of Branches with Art Exhibits Space

The following Toronto Public Library branches will participate in the 2019 - 2020 Art Exhibits season. All applicants are encouraged to review the details provided for each branch.

Branches with Art Space and Linear Footage
Branch Linear Feet
Agincourt 6 feet, 33 feet
Albion 7 display cases, 86.5 inches x 46.5 inches
Bloor/Gladstone 12.2 feet, 3.10 feet, 7.4 feet, 7.6 feet, 9 feet, 9 feet
Deer Park 16 feet, 7 feet, 8 feet, 36 feet, 8 feet
Don Mills 45 feet
Fairview 36 feet, 36 feet, 6 feet
Leaside 31 feet
Mimico Please contact Branch Staff for details.
North York Central Library 33 feet, 26 feet, 32 feet
Northern District 26 feet, 13 feet, 28 feet
Oakwood Village Library and Arts Centre 33 feet
Richview 15 feet, 18 feet, 37 feet, 3.5 feet, 7 feet, 3.5 feet, 14 feet
Runnymede 13 feet, 3 feet 3 inches x 2, 4.5 feet
S. Walter Stewart 10 feet, 10.4 feet, 9.2 feet, 10.4 feet, 10.4 feet, 8.6 feet
Woodside Square 35 feet
Yorkville 8 feet, 8 feet, 20 feet

Current Library Exhibits

To find out more about current Library exhibits, click on Exhibits & Displays