Museum of Contemporary Art Toronto


Housed in what was once Toronto's tallest building – a factory producing aluminum parts – MOCA exhibits innovative works by Canadian and international artists that address themes of contemporary relevance. Exhibits change four times per year, but all seek to provoke and engage viewers, whether they like what they see or not.

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