Visit

We’re excited to welcome you to The Robert McLaughlin Gallery. Here’s what you need to know to start planning your visit.

Detail of Alexandra Luke’s (Canadian, 1901 – 1967) Journey Through Space, 1956, oil on canvas, Gift of the artist, 1967.

Hours & Admissions

OPEN
Tuesdays: 10AM – 4PM
Wednesdays: 10AM – 4PM
Thursdays: 10AM – 9PM
Fridays: 10AM – 4PM
Saturdays: 10AM – 4PM
Sundays: 10AM – 4PM

CLOSED
Mondays

The RMG is FREE to visit and a suggested donation of five dollars can be made at our reception desk. Your donation helps to support programs and services.

COVID-19 Guidelines for Visitors

When in the area

While you’re in Oshawa, explore restaurants, shops, and other attractions. Visit the Oshawa Tourism site to plan your visit.

Fragrance Free at the RMG
Kindly note that the RMG is a scent free space. In order to remain respectful of individuals who may have sensitivity to certain scents or smells, we would like to ask all visitors to help us in creating a fragrance free environment that everyone can enjoy.

We look forward to seeing you!

Getting Here

We are located at 72 Queen Street, Civic Centre, Oshawa, Ontario L1H 3Z3

Parking is available on site, and is free after 6PM on weekdays and on weekends.

Please note: Beginning June 3 for up to two weeks, Bagot St. from Centre to Queen St. will also be closed to facilitate the completion of a construction project at the McLaughlin Library Branch. Until the project is complete, Bagot St. will be inaccessible.

To visit the RMG, you can access the west Pay and Display parking lot (Lot #50) via John St. (E.A. Lovell School and Durham Continuing Education building parking entrance) or by travelling south on Queen Street to the west Pay and Display lot (Lot # 50).

Undeliverable exhibition at the Robert McLaughlin Gallery, 2021. Documentation by Michelle Peek Photography and courtesy of Bodies in Translation: Activist Art, Technology & Access to Life, Re•Vision: The Centre for Art & Social Justice at the University of Guelph.

Accessibility

The RMG strives to make our building, collections, exhibitions, and programs accessible to people of all abilities.

Groups and Tours

The RMG would be delighted to welcome your group for an art-filled visit.

Download a PDF version of our gallery map here. For questions about accessibility of our building, please contact our Front of House team at: info@rmg.on.ca or call (905) 576-3000

Venue Rental

The Robert McLaughlin Gallery is an artist-centered and community-oriented public art gallery located in the heart of Downtown Oshawa. Occupying an inspired 36 000 square foot building designed by renowned Canadian architect Arthur Erickson, the RMG offers several of its spaces for private events such as weddings, galas, receptions, parties, and presentations. As a fully licensed venue with an on-site catering kitchen, we can provide hospitality services for any type of event.

Shop

The RMG Shop is located within the lobby of The Robert McLaughlin Gallery in downtown Oshawa. We feature lovingly crafted, handmade artisanal products from across Ontario as well as a wide selection of Indigenous designed and manufactured products. Our boutique is stocked with unique, one-of-a-kind items including jewelry, home wares, and gifts.  Each tax-free sale through the RMG not only helps to support local artisans and crafts people, but also goes towards funding our free community programming such as RMG Fridays and OPG Sundays. 

The Backyard at the RMG

Enjoy a picnic, read a book, catch up with a friend, listen to the sounds of the creek, meditate, do some yoga – use this space to bring you joy and well-being.

Frequently Asked Questions

Here are some frequently asked questions answered by members of the RMG team.