Tom Power previews MOCA Toronto ahead of its opening day

Ahead of its public opening, Tom Power gets a sneak preview of one of the most anticipated museums in Canada, the Museum of Contemporary Art (MOCA) in downtown Toronto.
Tom Power with executive director and CEO of MOCA, Heidi Reitmaier. (Vivian Rashotte/CBC)
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Tomorrow, one of the most anticipated museums in Canada opens: the Museum of Contemporary Art (MOCA). The new art space takes up five floors in a 10-storey former industrial building in downtown Toronto.

Earlier this week, Tom Power got a sneak preview of MOCA with the museum's executive director and CEO, Heidi Reitmaier. Listen to the tour as Reitmaier explains what this new gallery will mean for Canada's arts and culture landscape. 

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MOCA opens its doors free of charge on Saturday, September 22 and Sunday, September 23. The gallery's inaugural exhibit Believe is on now until January 2019. 

Listen to Tom Power's full tour of MOCA Toronto near the top of this page. 

Produced by ​Ben Edwards


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