Varley Art Gallery of Markham - Free Admission Booking

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Book your ticket to visit the Varley Art Gallery of Markham

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Varley Art Gallery of Markham

Self-Guided Tours

The Varley Art Gallery of Markham welcomes you back starting September 19, 2020 for self-guided tours of its current exhibitions:

Saturdays & Sundays

• Noon to 12:45 PM

• 1:00 to 1:45 PM

• 2:00 to 2:45 PM

• 3:00 to 3:45 PM


Starting September 16, pre-book your visit in advance to guarantee your spot. Bookings can be made up to one hour in advance.

Space is limited to 30 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:


• Public health guidelines and protocols will be place

• Upon arrival, all visitors must check in for screening and contact tracing purposes:

o PRE-BOOKED VISITS: Please have your ticket printed or visible on your phone

o WALK-INS: Walk-in visitors will be registered through Eventbrite on-site.

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

• Space is limited to 30 people for each time slot

• 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)

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

• Follow all safety and directional signage

• Enhanced cleaning and sanitization procedures are in place

• Hand sanitizing stations are available in the Gallery lobby

• Washrooms are open for Gallery visitors only

• 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.

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

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

• Our gift shop is closed until further notice

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


Self-guided tours are also available Wednesday to Friday from Noon to 4 PM by appointment only. Bookings must be made at least 48 hours in advance by contacting

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