• MOCA Toronto FAQs
How much are tickets?

Regular admissions:

Adult: $10
Student (18+): $5
Group of 10+ (self-guided): $8 per person
Senior (65+): $5
Child (under 18): Free

Floor 1 features rotating artworks and is  always free.

Additional tickets may be required for special events. Please refer to the event details for more information.

We also have memberships. Take a look over here.

Does MOCA provide discounted or subsidized tickets/memberships?

We are committed to making MOCA as accessible as possible. Floor 1 is always free. Floor 1 features Forno Cultura café and rotating artworks. Children under 18 are free to enter.

Join us for special pay-what-you-can pricing during the brief pause between our major exhibitions.

Enjoy free admission to the museum all day on the last Sunday of each month from 11 am to 6 pm with TD Community Sundays.

Special membership pricing for students and artists is also available at $20.

Where is MOCA? How do I get there? How can I contact you?

MOCA is located at 158 Sterling Road, in the heart of the Lower Junction Triangle. We are conveniently located near both Lansdowne and Dundas West Stations on the Bloor subway line. From either station, we are a 10-minute walk away.

The closest streetcar stop is at  the corner of Dundas St. West and Sterling Rd., which can be reached by the 505 Dundas and 506 Carlton streetcars. MOCA is also located near the UP Express Bloor Station.

Parking in the neighbourhood is limited. Transit, biking and walking to MOCA are encouraged.

More information here

We love to talk. Email us at info@moca.ca.

Does MOCA have parking?

There is private paid parking across the street from the museum as well as some street parking that’s shared amongst the neighbours.

The nearest Green P parking lots are at Dundas St. and Roncesvalles Ave., Bloor St. and Lansdowne Ave. (northeast corner), and Margueretta St. and Bloor St. 

We encourage the use of public transit and are steps away from the UP Express Bloor Street Station (less than 10 minutes from downtown), Lansdowne Station and Dundas West Station.

I am an artist. How can I show my art at MOCA?

Due to the high volume of submissions we receive, we are unable to accept unsolicited submissions. Please stay tuned on our website for any updates and calls for submissions.

I am looking for donations for my organization. Is MOCA able to help?

Tickets and memberships are available for fundraising for charities, schools and organizations, upon request. Requests must be sent to Danielle Lim dlim@moca.ca for consideration.

Is MOCA accessible?

MOCA Toronto aims to be a barrier-free and accessible museum for all.

We are located on Floors 1 to 5 of the Tower Automotive Building. Each floor has elevator access. We have two walkers and two wheelchairs available to borrow. Service animals are welcome.

If you have other needs we should know about, contact us at visit@moca.ca in advance of your visit to make arrangements.

Review MOCA’s Accessible Customer Service Plan.

Are pets allowed inside MOCA?

Service or support animals are welcome at MOCA. Other pets are not allowed in the museum.

Is there coat check or storage?
As per Ontario regulations, our lockers will be closed. Please leave large coats and bags at home.
We have optional stroller parking for those who wish to use it. Visitors should provide their own locks. Items in our lost and found will be held for two months. MOCA is not responsible for lost items.
Are there places to eat or other amenities in the area?

Forno Cultura is located on Floor 1, offering a wide variety of baked goods, sandwiches, coffee and tea (closed Mondays through Wednesdays). Our next-door neighbours, the Drake Commissary, Ethica Coffee and Henderson Brewery provide a variety of meal options, cofee and local beer.

Explore the Lower Junction Triangle between Dundas Street and Bloor Street. There are many art galleries, local businesses and creative services.

Discover Sterling Road.

Can I take photographs or record video?

Yes, you may take personal photos and video inside the museum. Don’t forget to share your photos with us on social media and tag us at #MOCAToronto. We often feature photos from our visitors online and would love to share your experience here.

When photography is not permitted, signage will be posted.

Recordings and photographs cannot be used for commercial use without permission from MOCA Toronto or from the artists. If you would like press-ready images, please contact Danielle Lim at dlim@moca.ca.

How do I volunteer at MOCA?

For volunteer opportunities, please visit our Careers page.

Does MOCA rent spaces to host weddings and other events?

Yes, we do rent our spaces for private events. We suggest contacting us as early as possible to be able to accommodate your request.

Tell us about your upcoming event and submit your request at rentals@moca.ca.

How do I book a group tour?

Tours and group visits are currently not available but we hope to resume when it is safe for all our visitors, members, partners and staff. We do not have a set date planned and are monitoring announcements from the city and province.

Does MOCA have school group tours?

MOCA is planning to launch a fulsome school visit and educational program in 2019, so stay tuned. In the meantime, youth under the age of 18 are free to visit MOCA, and tickets for self-guided visits can be booked online. Any adults with the group would receive the group rate of $8/ticket. We recommend a ratio of 1 supervisor for every 10 students and booking in advance to make your arrival quick and easy.

We currently do not have a lunch space available and recommend leaving backpacks or large bags at home or school.

What is the Tower Automotive Building?

MOCA occupies the first five floors of the Tower Automotive Building. The building was once the tallest building in Toronto at 10 storeys high. Built in 1919 as an aluminium factory, its exterior now has heritage status. architectsAlliance worked on the restoration of the building.

Learn more about MOCA and the building’s history.

What’s happening to the rest of the development around MOCA including the field to the west of the building?

We don’t have any details at this time, as this land belongs to the developer, but we are excited to see this neighbourhood grow and we’ll keep you posted!

I received a request via social media from MOCA to use my photo. What are hashtag rights?

MOCA encourages different perspectives and conversations and  aspires to make the museum a home for all visitors. We would like to feature your unique point of  view.

Occasionally, we may reach out to ask your permission to use a photo you’ve shared. You will receive a message from us asking for the rights to use your photo. You can give us consent by replying back #YesMOCAToronto on social media.

Your image may be featured for thousands to see in our marketing, including re-posting on social media, on our website, or in print materials. Of course, we will always give you credit.

Your image may be cropped or altered to best fit the publication and to showcase your artwork. We will keep edits to a minimum.

If you have any concerns or questions, please reach out to Danielle Lim at dlim@moca.ca.

See our full terms and conditions.

MOCA Visitor Guidelines

Photography and Video Recording

We encourage you to snap away and don’t forget to share your photos with us on social media and tag us at #MOCAToronto. We often feature photos from our visitors online and would love to share your experience here.

Please refrain from using flash and tripods for the comfort of other visitors. When photography is not permitted, signage will be posted.

Recordings and photographs cannot be used for commercial use without permission from MOCA Toronto or from the artists. If you would like press-ready images, please contact dlim@moca.ca.

If you would like to host a photoshoot or other event at MOCA, please email rentals@moca.ca.

Pets and Animals

Service or support animals are welcome at MOCA. Other pets are not allowed in the museum.

Coat, Bag Check and Permitted Items

On Floor 1, complimentary lockers of different sizes are available on a first-come-first-served basis. To protect artwork and the safety of other visitors, larger bags, luggage, skateboards, scooters and long umbrellas are required to be checked. Small bags and purses can be worn on all museum floors. If you have luggage, we have designated storage on Floor 1. We have a few lockers which can store larger luggage. Items in our lost and found will be held for two months. MOCA is not responsible for lost items. 

Long umbrellas will need to be checked, or left in the umbrella stand. Plastic bags are available for compact umbrellas.

Bikes, skateboards, roller shoes, rollerblades and scooters are not permitted in the museum. 

Scents

In order to protect those with scent sensitivities, we ask for your cooperation to help MOCA be a scent-reduced environment. Visitors are encouraged to avoid or reduce the use of fragranced products, which may include perfume/cologne, scented lotions and deodorants.

Galleries

MOCA’s galleries house and keep safe many valuable, and sometimes, fragile artworks. To protect the art for future visitors to enjoy, please do not touch the art on view (unless otherwise noted). 

An adult must accompany youth under the age of 12 at all times. Sketching is permitted with pencil only and in notebooks not exceeding 8 ½ x 11 inches (21.5 x 28 cm). In the interest of visitor safety, easels and stools are not permitted. We have seating throughout the museum, and while sitting down on the floor is also perfectly okay, please be mindful of your fellow visitors.

There’s never a moment when we don’t want to encourage dialogue or conversation, but do turn your phones to silent or vibrate and please keep phone calls discreet when you are inside the museum.

Smoking

Smoking and vaping are not permitted inside the museum or around the entrances of MOCA.

Food and Drink
Food and drink, including water, are not permitted in the galleries. Sealed water and baby bottles are allowed but must be consumed in non-gallery spaces. If you are feeling peckish, Forno Cultura (closed Mondays and Tuesdays) on Floor 1 carries a variety of drinks, snacks and baked goods, which can be enjoyed in the sunny café space.

Visit our neighbours, The Drake Commissary and Henderson’s Brewery for local beer and food.

Video Surveillance

For the protection of visitors, staff and works of art, MOCA is monitored by video surveillance.