Untitled by Christi Belcourt, 101282

Exhibitions have been created to cover a range of subjects and explore different aspects of Ontario's eclectic collecting past and to highlight various artworks within the Government of Ontario Art Collection.


The Art Loan Placement Program provides an opportunity to showcase outstanding artworks by Ontario artists at high profile locations. Instead of a dedicated gallery space, artworks are installed in the offices of members of the Legislative Assembly, Ministers, Associate Ministers, Deputy Ministers, Associate Deputy Ministers, Heads of Agencies, Boards and Commissions, as well as secure common areas within those offices such as boardrooms, reception areas and hallways. Artworks are also available for installation in secure public areas in government buildings across the province.

Donating to the Government of Ontario Art Collection

This Program is offered as part of the Archives of Ontario’s commitment to making the Government of Ontario Art Collection accessible and to championing artistic production in the Province. Resources are dedicated to providing exposure of Ontario artists to the public, and enriching the daily experience through the incorporation of artwork in the workplace.

Detail of statue at Queen's Park
Art at Queen's Park is a virtual tour of the spectacular works of art located in the corridors, foyers and gardens of the Macdonald Block in Toronto, where Ontario's provincial government is centred.
Detail of an oil painting showing a soldier, a young boy and a womoan with an umbrella, walking in the rain
In 2005, members of the Ontario Society of Artists donated works to the Government of Ontario Art Collection. All the diverse works represent some aspect of Ontario as reflected through the eyes of its talented artists.

In Government of Ontario Art Collection