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The Doris McCarthy Gallery is currently closed due to public health measures related to COVID-19.

Doris McCarthy Gallery staff are working remotely.

We will reopen on Tuesday, February 8 with our new exhibition #CripRitual in the main gallery space. Also on view, in the UTSC Instructional Centre Vitrines, is Anthony Gebrehiwot's award-winning exhibition From Boys to Men: The Road to Healing.

During this closure, you can continue to see three public, outdoor installations at Pearson Collegiate, Malvern Public Library, and the exterior of the Bladen Wing at U of T Scarborough, produced as part of the recent exhibition Three-Thirty and extended to spring 2022. We are offering virtual exhibitions. Exhibition tours, artist spotlights and talks, lectures, and more (past and present) can be viewed on our multimedia archive, Digital DMG. And please follow us for social media content @dmg_utsc

If you have any questions, please email dmg.utsc@utoronto.ca.


The Doris McCarthy Gallery welcomes all visitors. The Gallery space is wheelchair accessible. We are constantly striving to remove barriers and make both our space and services more accessible for all individuals. We provide large print versions of the floor plan as well as large print labels and other interpretive materials.


The Doris McCarthy Gallery is located on the University of Toronto Scarborough Campus on the Upper Level of the Academic Resource Centre, the large copper-clad building at the center of campus. The campus is situated at the Southwest corner of Ellesmere Road and Military Trail, East of Morningside Avenue.

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By Car

  • From Highway 401 exit at Morningside Avenue and head southbound.
  • Continue on Morningside Avenue until you reach Military Trail, and turn left, heading eastbound onto campus. 

By Public Transit


  • 38/38A Highland Creek: Travels east from Scarborough Town Centre RT Station and west from Rouge Hill GO Station. Exit at "University of Toronto Scarborough Campus" bus stop.
  • 95B/95E York Mills: Travels east from York Mills Subway Station. Exit at "University of Toronto Scarborough Campus" bus stop.
  • 95 York Mills: Travels east from York Mills Station. Exit at southwest corner of Ellesmere Road and Military Trail and walk east to UTSC.
  • 905 Eglinton East Express: Travels east from Kennedy Subway Station on weekdays between 6:30am and 11:00pm. This is a 30 minute express bus and the last stop eastbound is "University of Toronto Scarborough." 
  • There are a number of TTC Wheel Trans stops on campus. All Wheel Trans stops are identified on the campus map. For additional information, please visit the TTC Wheel Trans website or contact them at (416) 393-4111.

GO Transit:

  • From Durham, GO Transit offers direct weekday service to U of T Scarborough. Take the GO Train to Pickering station and transfer to the GO Bus  HWY 407 Express West. The next stop is the University of Scarborough.
  • From the Rouge Hill GO Station take TTC bus #38 Highland Creek
  • From Scarborough Town Centre GO Transit offers direct weekday service to U of T Scarborough. Take GO Bus Highway 407 Express East.

Durham Regional Transit:

  • Take the DRT PULSE 900/900A Oshawa/ UofT Scarborough to campus.


Hourly and daily paid parking is available in Parking Lot A. Lot A is accessible from Military Trail, south of Ellesmere Rd. This parking lot is located south-east of the Academic Resource Centre and is about a five minute walk from the Gallery. Daily paid parking is available in Lot G & H, accessible from Military Trail (traffic light between Morningside and Ellesmere), about a ten minute walk from the Gallery.

Accessible Parking:

There are a number of accessible parking spaces available for visitors to UofT Scarborough. Please see the campus map for lot locations. Display of both a provincially-issued Accessible Parking Permit and a valid paid parking receipt is required to park in any of the designated accessible parking spaces on campus.

For more information, detailed maps, and parking rates, please consult the U of T Scarborough Parking Page

To the Instructional Centre Vitrines

The Doris McCarthy Gallery operates an off-site exhibition space in the University of Toronto Scarborough Instructional Centre vitrines. This space displays community projects and thematic exhibitions that highlight the DMG Permanent Collection. The Instructional Centre is located on the Northwest corner of Ellesmere Road and Military Trail, East of Morningside Avenue.

Walk from the Gallery

Walk between the Arts and Administration Building and the Student Centre, towards the pick-up/drop-off area. Make a right and walk towards the intersection of Military Trail and Ellesmere Road. The Instructional Centre is located on the Northwest corner of the intersection. Upon entering the Instructional Centre, walk through the double doors, and turn left at the staircase. You will find the vitrines directly ahead on the first floor. 

For the most up to date information regarding the University of Toronto’s COVID-19 response please visit the UTogether2021 page. Beginning September 13, 2021, in order to attend the University of Toronto premises for any reasons you must be fully vaccinated and provide proof of vaccination.

Before your visit:

  • Perform a UCheck health screening before visiting the gallery.
  • If you are a Visitor without a UTORid, please complete the UCheck health screening form.
  • If you are feeling unwell, have been in contact with someone with COVID-19, or have travelled outside of the country in the last 14 days please stay home. We will be happy to welcome you at a later date.
  • Bring your own non-medical mask. Masks must always be worn while in the Gallery and in common spaces on University of Toronto Scarborough Campus, including outdoors during programs or events.

What to expect when you arrive:

  • We ask that you sanitize your hands upon entering the gallery. Hand sanitizer will be available at the gallery entrance and at the front desk.
  • Plexiglass has been installed at the front desk to protect visitors and staff.
  • Check in with gallery staff upon arrival and be prepared to provide your contact information. This is important in the event we need to support contact tracing efforts.
  • Follow the signage posted around the gallery, markers on the floor, and any instructions provided by gallery staff.
  • The number of visitors permitted in each gallery will be limited and gallery staff will be monitoring occupancy. Follow the direction of all gallery staff. They may ask you to wait in reception or outside the gallery until other visitors have left and it is safe for you to enter.
  • All visitors are expected to adhere to social distancing guidelines and maintain a distance of 2 meters away from staff and guests outside of their group.
  • Cash payments for merchandise will not be accepted at this time. If you are interested in purchasing something from the Gallery store, we ask that you pay with Debit or Credit or explore our online shop.
  • Please note that public washrooms are accessible outside of the Gallery in the Academic Resource Centre. These washrooms are monitored by the University of Toronto Scarborough not Gallery staff.

It is important to us that our visitors stay safe. In addition to the measures outlined above, the Gallery has also developed strict cleaning policies on all high touch surfaces including door handles, counters, and seating fixtures to ensure visitor safety. Our staff will also be monitoring the gallery space to encourage visitors to adhere to Gallery protocols and social distancing guidelines throughout their visit.