Robert McLaughlin Gallery, Thein-person Doors Open Oshawa

  • In-person
  • Full wheelchair access
  • Guided tours available
  • Kid-friendly
  • Parking
  • Self-guided tours available
  • Site is protected by the Ontario Heritage Trust
  • Washrooms
  • Photography allowed
Robert McLaughlin Gallery, The

The Robert McLaughlin Gallery (RMG) was founded in 1967, expanded in 1987 and designated in 2024. It is the largest public art gallery in Durham Region with a collection of over 4,700 works, focusing on the continuing story of Canadian abstraction. During Doors Open Oshawa, try some hands-on artmaking from 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

The Robert McLaughlin Gallery, the largest in Durham Region, occupies a building designed by well-known Canadian architect Arthur Erickson, whose design flooded the lobby with natural light via skylights in the soaring ceilings. As part of Digital Doors Open, come and take a trip through the permanent collection. Through virtual tours given by Curator of Collections Sonya Jones, you can explore the Journeys exhibition or learn about the history of Lakeview Park in Oshawa’s Jewel by the Lake (shown below). Oshawa’s Jewel by the Lake celebrates the 100th anniversary of Lakeview Park, and is part of a larger programming initiative by the Oshawa Museum that includes a virtual exhibition. After you have taken the virtual tour and visited the online exhibition, be sure to check out the fun, family-friendly art activity. Don’t forget to show the gallery your art projects and tag them with #thermgFromHome.

Contact info

72 Queen Street
Oshawa, Ontario


Year built: 1969; Erickson addition 1987
Building type:MuseumGallery
Architect: Arthur Erickson
Architectural style:Modernism

Dates/hours open

May 04, 10:00am - May 04, 04:00pm

Saturday: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. (guided tours at 11 a.m. and 2 p.m.)