MOCAnniversary Weekend 2020

Join Us to Celebrate the Best in Contemporary Art

This week, we celebrate the two-year anniversary of MOCA opening in the historic Tower Automotive Building at 158 Sterling Rd.

We are sincerely grateful to all our donors, members, artists, visitors and supporters for being with us on our journey this far, and we eagerly look forward to sharing our future with you. As thanks, we will be offering free admission all weekend.

Participate in our #MOCAnniversary Photo Contest, explore our building and exhibitions with on-site activities like our guided tours and I Spy activity sheet and enjoy membership perks with your MOCAnniversary tickets from our participating partners!

Date & Time

September 25
September 26
September 27
11 am–9 pm
11 am–6 pm
11 am–6 pm

The Friday night portion is made possible through Free Friday Nights with support from the Hal Jackman Foundation.

Hal Jackman Foundation

The Sunday portion is made possible through TD Community Sundays by TD Bank Group through its corporate citizenship platform TD Ready Commitment.

Plan Your Visit

Please click here to find all of the essential information about your visit planning including our health and safety measure and timed-entry ticket booking.

#MOCAnniversary Photo Contest

Win delicious prizes from our neighbourhood partners by sharing contemporary-art-worthy photos with us!

Basic Rules

  1. Visit us during our anniversary weekend and make sure to keep your ticket
  2. Take your creative picture on site
  3. Visit one of our participating partners
  4. Take an impressive picture at their location
  5. Publish both pictures together in a post on Instagram with hashtag #MOCAnniversary
  6. Don’t forget to follow our partner and @mocatoronto if you haven’t yet

We will announce the winners in the following week!

Participating Partners

The Contest runs from 11:00 am EDT, September 25 until 11:59 pm EDT, September 27; winners will be announced the following week.
Local residents should come to pick up or retrieve within 30-days of the winners announcement. This contest is in no way sponsored, endorsed or administered by, or associated with, Instagram. By entering, entrants confirm that they are 13+ years of age, release Instagram of responsibility, and agree to Instagram’s terms of use; they also waive all moral rights in and to their submitted photos.
To receive a prize, a winner must produce proof of their visit between 11:00 am EDT on September 25 and 6:00 pm EDT on September 27 and the method of payment used for ticket booking. If a winner was not the primary ticket holder, they would produce the ticket holder’s account information.
For prizes from Henderson Brewing and/or Drake Commissary, winners must produce proof they meet the legal drinking age in Ontario.

On-site Activities

In addition to the #MOCAnniversary Photo Contest, we are offering the following activities:

Guided Tours

Join us for a drop-in guided tour. Led by one of our Visitor Experience Guides, MOCA tours offer a deeper dive into select works from our current exhibitions and run approximately 20 minutes.

Tours are included with admission and will begin on Floor 1 near the Welcome Desk. Maximum capacity of 10 people. Participants must wear a face mask, and social distancing practices will be in effect. 


  • Friday at 5 and 6 pm
  • Saturday & Sunday at 12, 1, and 2 pm

I Spy Activity Sheet

An image of the I Spy activity sheetAs you explore the museum, try to find each of these things! The search will take you all over – and even outside – the museum. You can access this activity digitally or in hard copy at the Welcome Desk.

Click here for a fillable PDF copy of the sheet.

Enjoy Membership Perks with MOCAnniversary Tickets

Many of our neighbourhood partners who offer discounts to our current members are generously extending their discounts to all of the visitors with MOCAnniversary tickets this weekend.

Partners Offers
Drake Commissary 20% off on purchases
Henderson Brewing Company 20% off merchandise, excluding food
Buy 5 get 1 can of Picnic seasonal beer free
Ethica Coffee Roasters 15% off on purchases
extended hours on Friday until 7 pm
Hale Coffee Roasters 15% off on purchases
Forno Cultura 20% off on purchases
Defina Wood Fired Complimentary dessert

Interested in Membership?

Did you enjoy our exhibitions and visiting our neighbourhood partners? With a membership, you can access the museum and membership perks throughout the year. Click here to find out more.