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We are pleased to announce our Spring exhibition, thinking about forever, featuring works by Azadeh Elmizadeh, Maryam Tafakory, and Shelley Niro and Anna Gronau. Presented by Images Festival in partnership with Critical Distance, thinking about forever is curated by Jaclyn Quaresma. Gallery hours during the Festival are 12-5 pm and by appointment; after April 16, gallery hours are Wednesday–Saturday 12–5 pm and by appointment. For more information, visit the exhibition webage here, then come see us soon!

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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
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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 gender neutral 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.

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