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Get Ready for Something Big!

To celebrate Canada’s 150th anniversary, the Gallery is embarking on a major transformation. The Canadian Galleries will close as of 2 August 2016 and will reopen 17 May 2017 as the Canadian and Indigenous Galleries.

There’s still plenty to see and do during this time at the Gallery. Discover our European and Contemporary collections on view. Or take in a special exhibition. Then mark your calendars for the big reveal 17 May 2017!

Visit www.gallery.ca/2017 in late September for more details about the Gallery’s exhibitions and activities in 2017.

 

Gallery

Closing of gallery spaces begins 15 minutes before times stated.

1 May – 20 May 2016

Daily: 10 am to 5 pm
Thursday: 10 am to 8 pm

21 May – 11 September 2016

Daily: 10 am to 6 pm
Thursday: 10 am to 8 pm
12 September – 30 September 2016

Daily: 10 am to 5 pm
Thursday: 10 am to 8 pm

1 October 2016 – 30 April 2017 Monday: Closed (see exceptions below)
Tuesday – Sunday: 10 am to 5 pm
Thursday: 10 am to 8 pm
Exceptions

The Gallery is open on the following days:
27 March 2016 (Easter)
28 March 2016 (Easter Monday)
1 July 2016 (Canada Day  –  Free general admission to the National Collection)
10 October 2016 (Thanksgiving Day)
11 November 2016 (Remembrance Day: Open from noon to 5 pm)
26–31 December (Special holiday opening hours)
20 February 2017 (Ontario Family Day)
27 February 2017 (Quebec March Break)
13 March 2017 (Ontario March Break)
17 April 2017 (Easter Monday)


The Gallery is closed on the following days:
25 March 2016 (Good Friday)
28 June 2016 (North American Leaders’ Summit)
29 June 2016 (North American Leaders’ Summit)
11 November 2016 (Remembrance Day: Closed from 10 am to noon)
25 December 2016 (Christmas Day)
1 January 2017 (New Year’s Day)

 

Boutique

Year round

The Boutique closes a half hour after Gallery closing.

 

Dining

Cafétéria des Beaux-Arts

1 May – 20 May 2016

Daily: 10 am to 4:30 pm
Thursday: 10 am to 7:30 pm

21 May – 11 September 2016

Daily: 10 am to 5:30 pm
Thursday: 10 am to 7:30 pm

12 September – 30 September 2016 Daily: 10 am to 4:30 pm
Thursday: 10 am to 7:30 pm

1 October 2016 – 30 April 2017

Monday: closed*
Tuesday – Sunday: 10 am to 4:30 pm
Thursday: 10 am to 7:30 pm

*Follows Gallery exceptions

Notes

Kitchen closes:
Monday – Wednesday at 3:00 pm,
Thursday at 7:00 pm,
Friday – Sunday at 5:00 pm.

Scotiabank Great Hall Café

21 May – 11 September 2016

Monday – Wednesday: closed
Thursday: 1:30 pm to 7:30 pm
Friday – Sunday: 1:30 pm to 5:30 pm

12 September – 30 September 2016

Monday – Wednesday: closed
Thursday: 1:30 pm to 7:30 pm
Friday – Sunday: 1:30 pm to 4:30 pm

1 October 2016 – 30 April 2017

Monday – Wednesday: closed
Thursday: 1:30 pm to 7:30 pm
Friday – Sunday: 1:30 pm to 4:30 pm

 

Library and Archives

The Library is open to the public without charge

1 May – 30 September 2016

Monday – Friday: 1 pm to 5 pm

1 October 2016 – 30 April 2017

Tuesday – Friday: 1 pm to 5 pm

Exceptions

Closed 1-29 August, and statutory holidays.
The Archives collections are open by appointment only: (613) 998-8949.