To Visit Our Exhibitions

During these times of a pandemic, we have carefully applied the safety measures outlined by the government to ensure both your safety and that of our staff, while offering you a compelling and enjoyable experience with art.

Reservations Required
In order to visit our exhibitions, please reserve online or by phone at 514 849-3742. Walk-ins are accepted, but there may be a risk of wait time. 

Our Preventive Measures
The PHI Foundation will have hand sanitizer distributors on site, as well as washrooms and hand-washing facilities accessible to all. 

It is mandatory to wear a mask or face covering in our spaces for the protection of our visitors and our employees.

If you have symptoms associated with COVID-19, please postpone your visit.

Opening Hours
Temporarily closed
From October 1—28, 2020

Free admission

PHI Foundation for Contemporary Art
451 & 465 Saint-Jean Street
Montréal (Québec) H2Y 2R5
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The metro stations Place-d’Armes and Square-Victoria-OACI (orange line) are located in proximity.

1 514 849 3742
1 888 934 2278
[email protected]

General Information


In compliance with the Quebec government’s new set of regulations announced on September 28, 2020, the Foundation’s physical spaces will be temporarily closed from October 1—28, 2020 inclusive. However, our online program continues with different initiatives (talks, workshops, presentations and discussions) to stay engaged with art.

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During Your Visit

In order to ensure you a pleasant visit and experience, the PHI Foundation accommodates a limited number of visitors through an online and telephone reservation system. 

One-way traffic and waiting areas will be offered to allow an airy and safe visit. 

When you arrive, we will ask you to disinfect your hands, wear your mask or face covering, follow the traffic parameters as well as maintain physical distance. 

Our team wishes you a great visit and return to the PHI Foundation!

Live Mediation

We offer online mediation during our opening hours. To learn more about the works presented or for any other type of assistance in our spaces:
Chat via our website: Video Chat via Instagram: @fondationphi
Phone: 514 849-3742

PHI Passport

Get the PHI Passport and visit the exhibition RELATIONS: Diaspora and Painting for free without a reservation during our opening hours + one admission for a guest on each visit and access for a child aged 12 and under.

Workshop Reservations

The creation workshop A Common Imagination will be offered during the exhibition, respecting the recommended prevention measures. You can participate in the workshop by making an appointment individually or with your family. Please book online or by phone at 514 849-3742.

Waiting Time Upon Your Arrival

There could be a few minutes of waiting time upon your arrival, before coming into the Foundation. Please prepare yourself according to the weather, rain or shine.


The PHI Foundation is partially accessible for those with reduced mobility, although additional assistance may be required. For more information, please call: 514 849-3742.

Purchasing Catalogs

It is possible to purchase our catalogs without a reservation during our opening hours. For any purchase inquiries, please contact us by phone 514 849-3742 or by email at [email protected].

Cloakroom and Personal Belongings

Please note that the Foundation will not be able to accommodate your personal belongings. Please bring only what is necessary.


The PHI Foundation does not have a parking area for visitors, however, you may find paying parking stations nearby. We also suggest you consult the map of parking lots in Old Montréal.


Please keep a safe distance from the artworks and be careful not to touch them. Please note that the PHI Foundation spaces are under camera surveillance.

Photos and Videos

Please note that photography is allowed for personal use for certain exhibitions, however, it is forbidden to use video cameras, flash or tripods. Please note that depending on the exhibitions, the photography policy might vary according to the copyright policy and permission of the artist. See our gallery attendants for more information. For all media requests, please contact Myriam Achard, machard[email protected].

Food and Beverages

Food and beverages are not allowed in the gallery spaces of the PHI Foundation.


A Wi-Fi network is available for free to visitors of the PHI Foundation. See our gallery attendants for more information on our mediation tools to complement your visit.


The PHI Foundation’s programming is developed by its curatorial team and it does not accept unsolicited submissions. Please do not call. Please note that the PHI Foundation does not represent any artist.

Space Rental

The PHI Foundation does not rent its gallery spaces for any external events.

Catalogues and Editions

The PHI Foundation offers in-house produced and co-produced publications, artist monographs, gallery guides and other print initiatives as a way to provide in-depth accompaniments to the many exhibitions that we have had the privilege to present. We have also partnered with like-minded institutions, publishers and artists to create printed matter and limited editions. All of these titles are for sale at the PHI Foundation. For questions or requests for more information, please write to us at [email protected] or call 514 849-3742.

All of these titles are for sale at the PHI Foundation and can be purchased remotely and shipped. To purchase an item, please write to us at [email protected] or call 514 849-3742.

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