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A Historic Tower Prepares for an Artsy New Tenant

Catching up with a museum on the move

By Eric Mutrie

MoCCA reopens next year as the Museum of Contemporary Art_Toronto_Canada on the first five floors of Sterling Road’s Art Deco Tower Automotive Building, lovingly restored by ERA Architects and Peter Clewes of Architects Alliance. These new digs will be a serious step up from the art gallery’s former home on West Queen West. In addition to three floors of exhibition space, the revamped institution will feature a theatre space and a library-like lounge.

Originally published in Issue 3, 2016 as Urban Update: Museum on the Move.


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