Welcometo Critical Distance

Winter 2023

Critical Distance would like to thank all of the wonderful guest curators, artists, partners, participants, and visitors to our programs in 2022. Thanks also to everyone at 401 Richmond for a great first year in the building, and to our team, board, and advisory members for their incredible dedication and support throughout.

Critical Distance gratefully acknowledges the Ontario Arts Council for funding support in making our programs and operations possible. We would also like to acknowledge generous project support from the Canada Council for the Arts and the Toronto Arts Council.

We look forward to celebrating our tenth year of operations in 2023.
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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, underrepresented artists and art forms, and community outreach and education in art and exhibition-making, Critical Distance is an open platform for diverse curatorial perspectives, and a forum for the exchange of ideas on curating and exhibition-making as ways to engage, inform, and connect people and publics 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 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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