Women's Art Association of Canada

Inspiring and Promoting the Arts since 1887


  • Annual Small Gems Exhibition & Holiday Boutique Nov 20, 2021 to Jan 8, 2022


Click the link to hear the Women’s Art Association of Canada’s LAND ACKNOWLEDGEMENT


Our Galleries are open to the public according to Ontario COVID policy.
GALLERY and OFFICE hours: Tuesday to Saturday, 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
CLOSED Monday and Sunday. HOLIDAY HOURS will apply and will be posted here soon.


Please call ahead – we are not open to the public when we host private events
Contact Executive Office Manager Cal Lorimer at
cal@womensartofcanada.ca or 416-922-2060. 


  • You can visit all of our virtual EXHIBITIONS from the top menu bar on the home page
  • Check out our EVENTS calendar for our upcoming on-line lectures 
  • See our NEWS section to read more news about our members


Mission Statement: Women’s Art Association of Canada (WAAC) is a not-for-profit Charitable Organization that advances the appreciation, creation and exhibitions of the arts. WAAC’s charitable mandate supports development in the arts through its scholarship program and public education. WAAC is committed to an inclusive culture of diversity and equity.


Over its 134-year history WAAC has served as a haven for visual artists, musicians, writers and devotees of the arts — a place where like-minded people can meet in a welcoming environment. (Membership)


Located in Toronto’s beautiful Annex neighbourhood, the heart of WAAC is a charming 19th century house that backs onto a lovely formal garden. The main entrance opens up into the Mary Dignam Gallery, a large, attractive room that hosts openings, receptions and, of course, members’ art exhibitions. It is also the venue for our lectures on the arts and concerts. Many of these events are open to the public.


Interested in booking our galleries, rooms, garden, for an exhibition, event or wedding, please see Rentals and we look forward to seeing you around the house.