How much are tickets?

Adult: $10
Student (18+): $5
Group of 10+ (self-guided): $8 per person
Senior (65+): $5
Child (under 18): Free

Admission includes access to all five floors of the museum. Floor 1 and the Invitation Project are always free.

Additional tickets may be required for special events. Please refer to the event details for more information.

We also have memberships. Take a look over here.

Does MOCA provide discounted or subsidized tickets/memberships?

We are committed to making MOCA as accessible as possible. Floor 1 is always free. Floor 1 features the Invitation Project, Forno Cultura café and Art Metropole bookstore. Children under 18 are free to enter all five floors of MOCA.

Special membership pricing for students and artists is also available at $20. Groups of 10 or more are eligible for a group discount of $2 off adult admission.

I am an artist. How can I show my art at MOCA?

Due to the high volume of submissions we receive, we are unable to accept unsolicited submissions. Please stay tuned on our website for any updates and calls for submissions. If you are interested in studio space at MOCA, Akin manages affordable studio space, prioritizing those from the Junction Triangle. More about Akin at MOCA.

Does MOCA show work by local artists?

Yes, we provide a platform for local and international, emerging and established artists.

Many of the artists exhibiting are Canadian and live locally.

Where is MOCA? How do I get there? How can I contact you?

MOCA is located at 158 Sterling Road, in the heart of the Lower Junction Triangle. We are conveniently located near both Lansdowne and Dundas West Stations on the Bloor subway line. From either station, we are a 10-minute walk away.

The closest streetcar stop is at Dundas St. West and Sterling Rd., which can be reached by the 505 Dundas and 506 Carlton streetcars. MOCA is also located nearby the UP Express Bloor Station.

There is limited parking in the neighbourhood. Transit, biking and walking to MOCA are encouraged.

More information here

We love to talk. Email us at info@moca.ca or call us at 416 530 2500 during office hours (9 am 5 pm, Monday – Friday).

I am looking for donations for my organization. Is MOCA able to help?

Tickets and memberships are available for fundraising for charities, schools and organizations, upon request. Requests must be sent to Danielle Lim dlim@moca.ca for consideration.

Is MOCA accessible?

MOCA Toronto aims to be a barrier-free and accessible museum for all.

We are located on Floors 1 to 5 of the Tower Automotive Building. Each floor has elevator access. We have two walkers and two wheelchairs available to borrow. Service animals are welcome.

If you have other needs we should know about, contact us at visitorexperience@moca.ca in advance of your visit to make arrangements.

Review MOCA’s Accessible Customer Service Plan.

Are pets allowed inside MOCA?

Service or support animals are welcome at MOCA. Other pets are not allowed in the museum.

Is there coat check or storage?

We have dedicated self-service lockers, which can be used for coats and bags. MOCA is not responsible for lost possessions. To protect artwork and the safety of other visitors, luggage, strollers and umbrellas are required to be checked.

What is the Tower Automotive Building?

MOCA occupies the first five floors of the Tower Automotive Building. The building was once the tallest building in Toronto at 10 storeys high. Built in 1919 as an aluminium factory, its exterior now has heritage status. architectsAlliance worked on the restoration of the building.

Learn more about MOCA and the building’s history.

Are there places to eat or other amenities in the area?

Forno Cultura is located on Floor 1, offering a wide variety of baked goods, sandwiches, coffee and tea. Our next-door neighbours, the Drake Commissary and Henderson Brewery provide a variety of meal options and local beer.

Explore the Lower Junction Triangle between Dundas Street and Bloor Street. There are many art galleries, local businesses and creative services.

Discover Sterling Road.

Can I take photographs or record video?

Yes, you may take personal photos and video inside the museum. Don’t forget to share your photos with us on social media and tag us at #MOCAToronto. We often feature photos from our visitors online and would love to share your experience here.

When photography is not permitted, signage will be posted.

Recordings and photographs cannot be used for commercial use without permission from MOCA Toronto or from the artists. If you would like press-ready images, please contact Danielle Lim at dlim@moca.ca.

How do I volunteer at MOCA?

We are always looking for volunteers. We have opportunities for information ambassadors, administration volunteers, event volunteers and street team volunteers. We currently do not have a docent or tour guide program.

For full volunteer role descriptions and application, visit our volunteer page.

Does MOCA rent spaces to host weddings and other events?

Yes, we do rent our spaces for private events. We suggest contacting us as early as possible to be able to accommodate your request.

Tell us about your upcoming event and submit your request at rentals@moca.ca.

How do I book a group tour?

Group bookings can be easily made online for 10 people or more. Simply follow the two steps below. The group rate of $8/adult will be applied. Group visits are self-guided.

  1. Provide details about your group visit here.
  2. Book your tickets online (group discount will be applied automatically at the check out). Select the day you wish to come and enter the number of people visiting.
Does MOCA have school group tours?

MOCA is planning to launch a fulsome school visit and educational program in 2019, so stay tuned. In the meantime, youth under the age of 18 are free to visit MOCA, and tickets for self-guided visits can be booked online. Any adults with the group would receive the group rate of $8/ticket. We recommend a ratio of 1 supervisor for every 10 students and booking in advance to make your arrival quick and easy.

We currently do not have a lunch space available and recommend leaving backpacks or large bags at home or school.

MOCA Visitor Guidelines

Photography and Video Recording

We encourage you to snap away and don’t forget to share your photos with us on social media and tag us at #MOCAToronto. We often feature photos from our visitors online and would love to share your experience here.

Please refrain from using flash and tripods for the comfort of other visitors. When photography is not permitted, signage will be posted.

Recordings and photographs cannot be used for commercial use without permission from MOCA Toronto or from the artists. If you would like press-ready images, visit our Press Room.

If you would like to host a photoshoot or other event at MOCA, please submit your request here

Pets and Animals

Service or support animals are welcome at MOCA. Other pets are not allowed in the museum.

Coat, Bag Check and Permitted Items

On Floor 1, complimentary lockers of different sizes are available on a first-come-first-served basis. Large bags will need to be checked. Small bags and purses can be worn on all museum floors. If you have luggage and strollers, we have designated storage on Floor 1. Please bring a lock, as the space is unattended. MOCA is not responsible for lost items.

Long umbrellas will need to be checked, or left in the umbrella stand. Plastic bags are available for compact umbrellas.

Bikes, skateboards, roller shoes, rollerblades and scooters are not permitted in the museum. Bike racks are available across from MOCA and next to the Drake Commissary.

Scents

In order to protect those with scent sensitivities, we ask for your cooperation to help MOCA be a scent-reduced environment. Visitors are encouraged to avoid or reduce the use of fragranced products, which may include perfume, scented lotions and deodorants.

Galleries

MOCA’s galleries house and keep safe many valuable, and sometimes, fragile artworks. To protect the art for future visitors to enjoy, please do not touch the art on view (unless otherwise noted). If you are looking for something more immersive and hands-on, visit the Invitation Project on Floor 1.

An adult must accompany youth under the age of 12 at all times. Sketching is permitted with pencil only and in notebooks not exceeding 8 ½ x 11 inches (21.5 x 28 cm). In the interest of visitor safety, easels and stools are not permitted. We have seating throughout the museum, and while sitting down on the floor is also perfectly okay, please be mindful of your fellow visitors.

There’s never a moment when we don’t want to encourage dialogue or conversation, but do turn your phones to silent or vibrate and please keep phone calls discreet when you are inside the museum.

Smoking

Smoking and vaping are not permitted inside the museum or around the entrances of MOCA.

Food and Drink
Food and drink, including water, are not permitted in the galleries. Sealed water and baby bottles are allowed but must be consumed in non-gallery spaces. If you are feeling peckish, Forno Cultura on Floor 1 carries a variety of drinks, snacks and baked goods, which can be enjoyed in the sunny café space.

Video Surveillance

For the protection of visitors, staff and works of art, MOCA is monitored by video surveillance.

Construction Alerts

MOCA Toronto is a work-in-progress. We are continuously making improvements inside and outside the museum. We will post all notifications of any disruptions of service here and on our social media.