COVID Visitor Guide

All Visitors

  • Check the booking calendar at book.gallery44.org.
  • Email [email protected] to book all visits 24 hours in advance
  • Perform self check before visiting.
  • Use hand sanitizer at building entrance.
  • Wear a mask at all times within the building.
  • Keep physical distance of 2 metres.
  • Check in and out with staff.
  • Follow staff recommendations.

401 Richmond Building Guidelines

  • Masks must be worn in building hallways and common areas. 
  • Use only the washroom located on your floor closest to you. 
  • No phone calls, no meetings and no “hanging out” in hallways or common areas. 
  • On stairs, please keep right. No passing. Maintain at least three stairs between individuals. 
  • FOB access only (Day Members: call the gallery to get in). 

Resource Specific Guides

  • Send files/form to [email protected] and [email protected]
  • Pay invoice online
  • Bring packaging
  • Pickup from table in main gallery space
  • If you need to trim prints you must book the Print Finishing Area
  • Email or phone in order (on Tue/Wed) to Darren
  • Pay invoice online
  • Pickup from table in main gallery space
  • Pay rental invoice online, save card
  • Check equipment out/in verbally with staff
  • Pickup/return at table in main gallery space
  • Notify any members working that you are entering their work area
  • Make your pickup prompt, if you need more than 5 minutes, fully book a space

What to bring

  • A non-medical face mask.
  • Disposable gloves (optionally, for working or cleaning).
  • Hand lotion (you will be washing your hands a lot).
  • A water bottle/lunch/snacks, note that the kitchen is fully closed so bring everything you need to eat lunch. Fill up your water bottle with the tap in your work area.

General Considerations

  • When possible, contact the staff by phone at 416-979-3941 ext. 0.
  • Stay in your work area. If you must enter another work area, ask the member working there first.
  • Wash hands on entry, exit and as needed.
  • Masks must be worn at all times.
  • If you develop symptoms while working, self-isolate immediately and notify staff by phone. (Symptoms include: fever, cough, difficulty breathing, sore throat, runny nose, loss of taste or smell, nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, difficulty swallowing. If you are having difficulty breathing, call 911.)

Darkroom Use

  • If you are drying fibre prints on the racks you need to book a time for pickup
  • If you have a shared space, coordinate with your partner to ensure you aren’t coming in back to back

Closing up

  1. Clean and pack up your personal materials, film, or prints first. 
  2. Wash your hands.
  3. Sanitize shared areas within 2 metres of where you have been working (ie. sinks, taps, light table, timers, etc.) with Spray Nine. Follow instructions on the bottle. Do not spray near enlarger equipment. 
  4. Wash your hands.
  5. Leave lights and fan on, staff will sanitize and turn them off before they leave.

What to bring

  • A non-medical face mask.
  • Disposable gloves (optionally, for working or cleaning).
  • Hand lotion (you will be washing your hands a lot).
  • A water bottle/lunch/snacks, note that the kitchen is fully closed so bring everything you need to eat lunch. Fill up your water bottle with the tap in your work area.

General Considerations

  • When possible, contact the staff by phone at 416-979-3941 ext. 0.
  • Stay in your work area. If you must enter another work area, ask the member working there first.
  • Wash hands on entry, exit and as needed.
  • Masks must be worn at all times.
  • If you develop symptoms while working, self-isolate immediately and notify staff by phone. (Symptoms include: fever, cough, difficulty breathing, sore throat, runny nose, loss of taste or smell, nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, difficulty swallowing. If you are having difficulty breathing, call 911.)

Set Up

  1. Wash your hands
  2. Check enlarger record sheet to ensure you use a different enlarger than the last person

Darkroom Use

  • If needed, use the light table in the members darkroom, sanitize it when you are done. And finish by wiping with a clean damp cloth/shop towel to remove any residue.
  • If you are printing fibre, use the print washer and drying racks in the Members darkroom. Book a time to pick-up or book the print finishing area if you want to flatten them.

Closing Up

  1. Clean and pack up your personal materials, film, or prints.
  2. Note what enlarger station(s) you used on the record sheet.
  3. Do not sanitize enlarger/timers and avoid spraying sanitizer near this equipment.
  4. Sanitize shared areas within 2 metres of where you have been working (ie. sinks, taps, trays, jugs, light table, enlarger base, workbench, etc.) with Spray Nine. Follow instructions on the bottle.
  5. Wash your hands.
  6. Leave lights and fan on, staff will sanitize and turn them off before they leave.
  7. Check out with staff

What to bring

  • A non-medical face mask.
  • Disposable gloves (optionally, for working or cleaning).
  • Hand lotion (you will be washing your hands a lot).
  • A water bottle/lunch/snacks, note that the kitchen is fully closed so bring everything you need to eat lunch. Fill up your water bottle with the tap in your work area.

General Considerations

  • When possible, contact the staff by phone at 416-979-3941 ext. 0.
  • Stay in your work area. If you must enter another work area, ask the member working there first.
  • Wash hands on entry, exit and as needed.
  • Masks must be worn at all times.
  • If you develop symptoms while working, self-isolate immediately and notify staff by phone. (Symptoms include: fever, cough, difficulty breathing, sore throat, runny nose, loss of taste or smell, nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, difficulty swallowing. If you are having difficulty breathing, call 911.)

Closing up

  1. Clean and pack up your personal materials, film, or prints. 
  2. Wash your hands.
  3. Do not sanitize the wooden print finishing work surfaces, they cannot get wet.
  4. Sanitize the high touch parts of the print trimmer and mat cutter with the provided alcohol spray.
  5. Sanitize film clips with alcohol spray.
  6. Sanitize and thoroughly rinse any film developing tanks you used with Spray Nine. Follow instructions on the bottle.
  7. The sanitize the light table with Spray Nine taking care not to get the surrounding wood wet. Finish by wiping with a clean damp cloth/shop towel to remove any residue.
  8. Sanitize shared areas within 2 metres of where you have been working (ie. sinks, taps, light table, jugs, timers, etc) with Spray Nine. Follow instructions on the bottle.
  9. Wash your hands.
  10. Leave lights and fan on, staff will sanitize and turn them off before they leave.

What to bring

  • A non-medical face mask.
  • Disposable gloves (optionally, for working or cleaning).
  • Hand lotion (you will be washing your hands a lot).
  • A water bottle/lunch/snacks, note that the kitchen is fully closed so bring everything you need to eat lunch. Fill up your water bottle with the tap in your work area.

General Considerations

  • When possible, contact the staff by phone at 416-979-3941 ext. 0.
  • Stay in your work area. If you must enter another work area, ask the member working there first.
  • Wash hands on entry, exit and as needed.
  • Masks must be worn at all times.
  • If you develop symptoms while working, self-isolate immediately and notify staff by phone. (Symptoms include: fever, cough, difficulty breathing, sore throat, runny nose, loss of taste or smell, nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, difficulty swallowing. If you are having difficulty breathing, call 911.)

Scanning

  • Bring canned air, or use the hurricane blower provided.

Closing up

  1. Clean and pack up your personal materials, film, USB with files. 
  2. Wash your hands.
  3. Use alcohol spray to sanitize scanner, film holders, mouse, keyboard and locker, etc.
  4. To sanitize surfaces: spray Spray Nine liberally on a shop towel outside the scanning room and apply to surfaces following instructions on the bottle.
  5. Wash your hands. 
  6. Leave lights on, staff will sanitize and turn them off before they leave.