Image Arts Building and Ryerson Image Centre

The Image Arts Building (IMA) and Ryerson Image Centre (RIC) is an international centre of excellence dedicated to the exhibition, research, study and teaching of photography, new media, installation art, film and related disciplines. The RIC includes the world-renowned Black Star Collection. In addition to its scholarly, research and creative merits, this award-winning building adds to Toronto’s urban landscape by lighting up Gould Street and Lake Devo each night in an array of pulsating colours.

  • Student collaboration and study spaces
  • Faculty offices
  • Renovated digital imaging facilities
  • Dedicated production areas
  • Greater accessibility
  • Increased natural light
  • Integration with Gould Street pedestrian zone
  • Street-level café




Cost:  $61 million


Knowledge Infrastructure Program (Federal & Provincial Funding):  $32.9 million
Fundraising:  $18.5 million
Internal Sources:  $9.6 million


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The exterior of the Ryerson Image Arts & Ryerson Image Centre lit up at night
November 2012 - The exterior of the Image Arts Centre & Ryerson Image Centre
August 2012 - View of the Colonnade, featuring the Media Wall. (Image courtesy of the Ryerson Image Centre.)
February 2012 - Student study and collaboration space on the first floor facing Bond Street