Toronto's newest museum will be opening it's doors officially on September 22nd, 2018. That's right, the Museum of Contemporary Art, otherwise known as the MOCA.
Located in Toronto's Junction neighbourhood (precisely 158 Sterling Road), the museum will welcome four programs for its opening: Demos - A Reconstruction by Andreas Angelidakis, Laws of Motion in a Cartoon Landscape by Andy Holden, and Believe and Art in Use, each by several contributing artists.
By exterior, the museum is unconventional. The building, or I should say tower, is industrial and wonderfully Art Deco in design. It's fitting for the area, where surrounding car workshops and factories make the museum feel like it's in the middle of a wasteland. Personally, I love industrial areas simply because they make me so curious as to what's happening within them. And oftentimes, because they are so unassuming, it makes them the sort of space with the most potential to host something cultural or creative.
However, despite the anticipated opening, this is not a completely brand new museum. Formerly the Museum of Canadian Contemporary Art, the collection lived on Queen Street West and was a crucial valve to the Canadian contemporary art community. Having hosted over 1,100 artists and over 200 exhibitions, the need to expand was dire.
I'm looking forward to this next chapter in MOCA's Junction home!
To visit MOCA for their September 22nd grand opening, click below: