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Varley Art Gallery of Markham

The Varley Art Gallery of Markham welcomes you back starting September 25, 2021, for timed-entry to our current exhibitions.


Tuesdays to Fridays, and Sundays

12:00 to 4:00 PM


10:00 to 5:00 PM


Starting Monday, September 20, pre-book your visit in advance to guarantee your spot. Bookings can be made up to one hour in advance. Space is limited to 15 people for each time slot to ensure physical distancing can be maintained. Groups are limited to a maximum of 4 people. Walk-ins will be accommodated if capacity allows. When you visit us, you’ll notice we’ve made some changes to ensure a safe experience for all visitors… but you can expect to see the same friendly faces and quality customer service from the Varley Art Gallery staff.

Before your visit, we ask that you review all new procedures and safety protocols:


Proof of full vaccination will be required to enter the Varley Art Gallery by all visitors who are 12 years of age and older. Provincially defined medical exemptions apply.

When entering, you must show:

• Ontario Ministry of Health COVID-19 vaccination receipt or other government issued vaccination record indicating that you are fully vaccinated, plus 14 days from your second shot;

• Identification which includes name and date of birth (photo ID is not required); and,

• Proof of completion of City of Markham COVID-19 Screening Questionnaire on your mobile device or a printed copy.

In addition:

o Physical distancing is in effect (keep 2 meters or 6 feet from others at all times)

o Space is limited to 15 people for each time slot

o A mask or face covering is required at all times (exceptions will be made for persons who cannot wear a mask for medical reasons, children under the age of five, or those who require accommodation in accordance with the Ontario Human Rights Code)

o If you do not have a mask or face covering, a complimentary one will be available

o Enhanced cleaning and sanitization procedures are in place

o Hand sanitizing stations are available in the Gallery lobby

o Washrooms are open for Gallery visitors only

o Belongings may be stored in public cubicles as large bags, umbrellas, etc. are not allowed into the exhibition spaces. The gallery is not responsible for the safety and security of these items.

o Large Print labels are laminated and available for visitors requiring alternate format and are sanitized every hour

o Seating in the lobby and exhibition spaces is limited, but available for those in need.

o Our gift shop is closed until further notice

o If you feel sick, stay home and contact your doctor or public health.

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Image credit: Subject/Object/Process: Works from the permanent collection, Installation view, Varley Art Gallery of Markham, 2021. Photo: Toni Hafkenscheid.

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The Varley Art Gallery of Markham is a vital cultural hub for artists and diverse communities. A municipal gallery, we create critical conversations about Canadian art and society. We inspire local and national audiences to engage with art through outstanding exhibitions and rich public and educational programs relevant to the communities we serve.

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