Welcometo Critical Distance

What's happening

Critical Distance Centre for Curators is pleased to present this bridge between starshine and clay, curated by Safia Siad. Join us for the opening reception on the evening of Friday, October 13. Learn more about the exhibition here.

The gallery at 401 Richmond is now closed for deinstallation. For updates on our programs and other special offers and opportunities, subscribe to our newsletter here. We never share our list or spam your inbox, and you can unsubscribe any time.

More very soon!


Critical Distance Centre for Curators (CDCC) is a not-for-profit gallery, publisher, and professional network devoted to the support and advancement of curatorial inquiry in Toronto, Canada, and beyond.

With a focus on critically-engaged, collaborative, and cross-disciplinary practices, experimental and underrepresented perspectives and approaches, and wider public outreach and education on curating and exhibition-making, Critical Distance is an open platform for diverse curatorial perspectives, and a forum for ideas on curating as a way to foster meaningful connections across cultures, disciplines, geographies, and generations.

For information on our history, principles, people, and more, visit our About us page.


When exhibitions are on:
Gallery hours are Wednesday — Saturday, 12 – 5 and by appointment. Admission to our exhibitions is always free.

In between exhibitions:
The gallery is closed except for special programs and events, to be announced as they are confirmed. Please be sure to check that you are within exhibition dates before visiting the gallery.

Office hours are by appointment for in-person visits. 401 Richmond is closed Sundays and statutory holidays.


Critical Distance
Suite 122
401 Richmond Street West
Toronto, Ontario M5V 3A8
Google map


Critical Distance is located on the ground floor at 401 Richmond, a wheelchair accessible building with a ramp at the Richmond Street doors and an accessible washroom on every level.

The gallery is equipped with automatic doors, and access to exhibitions, artworks, publications, and events is prioritized from development through production for all programs.

Featured Profiles

Highlights from our searchable online directory