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RYERSON IMAGE CENTRE

ABOUT US

The RYERSON IMAGE CENTRE (RIC) exists for the research, teaching and exhibition of photography and related media. We are an active partner within the academic fabric of Ryerson University, the cultural network of greater Toronto, and the national and international artistic community. We develop rigorous yet inclusive programs for students, faculty, artists, researchers and curators, as well as the general public. 

The RIC boasts three interrelated areas of activity. Our exhibition program addresses topics of social, cultural, aesthetic and historical concern from a variety of contemporary perspectives. Our Peter Higdon Research Centre conducts and facilitates inquiry into primary resource materials and offers workshops, lectures, symposia and publication programs. Finally, we maintain a collection of photography spanning the medium’s history, as well as several artist and journalism archives—including the renowned Black Star Collection of twentieth-century photoreportage. 

The RIC, located in the heart of campus life and in the core of downtown Toronto, is one of a number of major projects to grow out of President Sheldon Levy’s vision for Ryerson University, which defines Ryerson as one of the most dynamic institutions of higher learning in the country and a ‘City Builder’ in the centre of Toronto. Our plans are part of a growing trend toward creative inclusion and openness that will bring the world to Toronto and carry the reputation of Ryerson University and our city into the world.

Free admission
Free exhibition tours daily at 2:30pm

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PRESENT RIC circle PP THINNER RYERSON IMAGE CENTRE - 33 GOULD STREET, TORONTO, ONTARIO M5B 2K3 | 416.979.5164 | Contact Us | Hours & Admission