Bringing people and art together to enhance Canada's position in the world

The Toronto Biennial of Art is a 72-day, free art exhibition that takes place every two years.

Toronto Biennial of Art presents local, national, and international contemporary art in a citywide event as culturally layered and connected as Toronto itself. The event takes place every two years, offering accessible and transformative visual art exhibitions, installations, talks, learning opportunities, and happenings in new and unexpected spaces along the shores of Lake Ontario.

The Biennial’s goal is to galvanize Toronto and nearby cities, connecting communities around art and culture, and contributing to global conversations from a distinctly Canadian perspective. The event reflects the specific context of the region and its unique standard for inclusion and openness.

In an effort to make contemporary art available to everyone, admission to curated venues and outdoor installations is free and open to the public.

The Biennial is a cultural catalyst, communicating ideas with a spirit of experimentation and innovation. Every two years, Toronto becomes an incubator for current discourse and an exchange of critical ideas in contemporary art among artists and diverse audiences from across Canada and around the world. By delivering extensive exhibitions and cultural partner programming, the Toronto Biennial will engage students, youth, families, artists, communities, and professionals in the arts.