• Changing Exhibits in Terminal 1

    What better place than Toronto Pearson – where people of all cultures and backgrounds come together – to showcase exhibits of art, design, history, science, popular culture and national history. Our ever-changing exhibits feature works by cultural institutions, organizations, collectors, art groups and even the GTAA.

    With special emphasis on local institutions and those from around the province, our partners include:

    • Canada's Sports Hall of Fame
    • CONTACT Photography Festival
    • Design Exchange
    • Ontario Crafts Council
    • Open Studio
    • Royal Ontario Museum.

    The program also includes open calls for the submission of new works for thematic exhibitions.

    Explore our Current Exhibits

  • North by Northeast Photo Exhibition

    We're proud to present an exhibition of photos drawn from the archives of North by Northeast (NXNE), Toronto's premiere live music event.

    NXNE began 20 years ago in 1994 as a partnership between Toronto's NOW Magazine, local music industry leaders, and the founders of Austin's legendary South by Southwest (SXSW) festival.

    Each June, the festival showcases hundreds of bands from around the world in dozens of live music venues across Toronto. NXNE's epic free concerts, entertaining up to 35,000 fans at Toronto's Yonge-Dundas Square, have brought the city the likes of Iggy and the Stooges, the Flaming Lips, Raekwon & Ghostface Killah and GZA of the Wu-Tang Clan, The National, Devo, Ludacris, and many more.

    NXNE has helped launch the careers of some of Canada's best-known talent: Feist, Billy Talent, K'naan, Sarah Harmer, K-os, Peaches, Matt Mays, City and Colour, Amy Millan, Alexisonfire, Death from Above.

    And as befits the city's premier music event, NXNE has a long and fruitful history with Toronto's de facto gateway: every year since 2008, the music of NXNE bands has rocked our airport's arrivals halls.

    The exhibition runs until July 11, 2014.

    Location:Terminal 1, US Departures, near gate F82. Travel documents are required to view this exhibition.

    NXNE - City and Colour  
  • Travel: A Juried Art Exhibition 
    Travel: A Juried Art Exhibition 

    Travel: A Juried Art Exhibition

    Every two years, Toronto Pearson International Airport invites artists from the community to submit works for a juried art exhibition. For the 2013 exhibition, artists were given the theme of travel.

    Response to the call to the artists was the highest since the Art and Exhibits Program launched in 2006. More than 420 works by 260 artists were submitted for consideration. The panel of three judges, drawn from the local arts community, spent most of a day reviewing the images and selected the works featured here.

    One of the most interesting aspects of the review process is seeing the diversity of responses to the theme. None of the works in this exhibition is a simple document of a place. Each artist explores the idea of travel more deeply and encourages us to reflect upon our own ideas about the destination, how we get there and what we bring back with us.


    Maura Broadhurst, independent curator, Arts Investment Officer at the Ontario Arts Council

    Nicole Collins, artist and instructor at OCAD University

    Morris Lum, photographer

    Location:Terminal 1, Airspace Gallery.

    See the brochure.