Visit The Gallery

We're easy to find, conveniently located at 101 Queen St N, inside Centre In The Square.


101 Queen Street North, Kitchener, ON N2H 6P7



Admission is free, thanks to Free Admissions Sponsor CIBC Wood Gundy - Allan Bush.

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Kitchener-Waterloo Art Gallery is an accessible venue and certified as dementia friendly through the Blue Umbrella Project®.

In consideration of the access, safety and well-being of all participants, we ask that you please help the Gallery maintain a fragrance-reduced space by refraining from using perfume, essential oils and scented personal care products, which can be hazardous to people with respiratory ailments, allergies and sensory sensitivities. 

Sensory Friendly Saturdays are scheduled on the first Saturday of every month from 11:00am-12:00pm. During these hours, reduced light and volume levels in our exhibition spaces and lobby provide a relaxed environment for people living with autism and others who require or prefer a low-stimulation experience.

Special note regarding The Beyond WithinAnnie MacDonell's current exhibition includes flashing light effects that are integral to the installation Set and Setting; while efforts will be made to reduce lighting and volume levels in The Beyond Within during Sensory Friendly Saturdays, photosensitive viewers should exercise caution if choosing to enter this exhibition. Please speak to our Gallery Attendants if you would like guidance on exploring this exhibition while avoiding the flashing lights in Set and Setting

Learn more about what to expect on Sensory Friendly Saturdays on the KWAG Blog.​


Our hope is that everyone is able to access and enjoy our exhibitions. If there is anything that we can do to improve your experience at the Gallery, please let us know by speaking with our Visitor Services staff.


COVID-19 Procedures

The following measures are in place at KWAG to support the comfort and safety of our visitors and staff:

  • Effective from Tuesday 26 October, visitors ages 12 and up will be required to provide proof of vaccination to enter the Gallery; capacity limits have also been lifted at this time
  • Visitors exhibiting symptoms of COVID-19 are not permitted to visit the Gallery; visitors will be screened for symptoms and asked to provide contact information on entry to support contact tracing if required
  • Plexiglass shielding has been installed at Front Desk to minimize contact between visitors and staff
  • Visitors are required to sanitize their hands upon entering KWAG; a touchless dispenser is available in our lobby 
  • Visitors are required to wear face masks with no exceptions; no one will be permitted to enter the Gallery without a face mask 
  • Visitors are encouraged to maintain physical distance of 6 feet (2 metres) from other guests and staff throughout the Gallery 
  • High-touch surfaces throughout the Gallery including doors will be sanitized regularly by Gallery staff
  • Gallery attendants will be on hand to sanitize headphones for video installations after each use where applicable
  • Washrooms and drinking fountains will not be available to visitors at this time; however, our contactless water bottle filling station will remain available 
  • Visitors who develop symptoms of COVID-19 during their visit are asked to inform Front Desk immediately to seek assistance in safely leaving the Gallery or isolating on site until help can be provided


With these measures in place, we are confident that KWAG can provide a comforting refuge and space for learning through these challenging times. Thank you for your cooperation.



Surface lot (Street Level), accessible from Otto Street

Cost: $2.25/hour to a maximum of $10.750/day, Payment required Monday to Saturday 8:00 am - 6:00 pm 
Be sure to place the payment slip in the windshield area of your vehicle. Meters will accept VISA, MasterCard and change.  
Theatre Parking $9.00 cash if Centre in the Square is open for an event after 6:00pm

Civic District Parking Garage (Underground Lot)

There are two entrances, one is off Queen St, on the south side of the Kitchener Public Library, and the other entrance is off Otto St, beside the surface lot. First 1/2 hour: $1.05, next 1/2 hour is $ 1.05, each 1/2 hour thereafter is $1.65 to a maximum of $14.50.
The theatre rate for this garage is $7.50 cash and they continue to accept KWS vouchers. After you have found a parking spot, please use the Otto Street door to exit as close to the Centre in The Square as possible. There are stairs and an elevator at this exit that bring you up to the surface lot.                            

Street Parking

There are also a limited number of free two-hour on street parking spaces on Margaret Avenue, Mansion St and Ellen St between Victoria and Queen. Metered parking is available on Ahrens St and Roy St.    

Fire regulations do not permit parking in the Gallery loading dock or on Ring Road.

Parking Options City of Kitchener 

Parking lots are operated by the City of Kitchener. 
Please direct any questions or concerns about parking to Traffic and Parking Services by calling 519.741.2345.