About > Art Metropole

Art Metropole is a not-for-profit organisation with a focus on the production, dissemination and contextualisation of artist-initiated publication in any media, especially those formats and practices predisposed to sharing and circulation.

Art Metropole was founded in 1974 by the artist collective General Idea as an artist-run centre. Art Metropole is a not-for-profit corporation incorporated under the laws of the province of Ontario and a registered charitable organization.

The Art Metropole Collection is open to the public and searchable online through the National Gallery of Canada's Library & Archives. More information about Art Metropole's history can also be found in the Archive we maintain on this site.

Art Metropole accepts submissions of artists' books, editions and multiples in any media. Please fill out the form to submit your work for consideration. Submissions are juried monthly by our staff, but due to the high volume of submissions, we are only able to respond to successful applicants.

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Contact Information
  • Art Metropole Office
  • 163 Sterling Road, Unit 135
  • Toronto, ON M6R 2B2
  • Canada
  • +1 416-703-4400
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  • Curb-side Pickup Hours:
  • Thursday 12-5
  • Friday 12-5
  • Saturday 12-5
  • Sunday 12-5


  • Ephemeral Streams
  • Art Metropole at the RMG
  • 72 Queen St
  • Oshawa, ON L1H 3Z3
  • Canada
  • +1 905-576-3000 Ext 109


  • Supported By
    1. The Canada Council for the Arts
    2. The Ontario Arts Council
    3. The Trillium Foundation
    4. The City of Toronto through the Toronto Arts Council
    5. Special thanks to the Toronto Friends of the Visual Arts