COVID Visitor Guide

G44 is currently in Phase 2 of our reopening plan. We plan to move to Phase 3 on September 1.

Our current office hours are Tue–Fri, 11:00–5:00.

All Visitors

  • Check the booking calendar at book.gallery44.org. Make a new login to access booking.
  • Book all visits including pickups at least 24 hours in advance. We're currently allowing 1 booking for each space or equipment per day.
  • 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.
  • If entering via gallery door, 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, one person at a time.
  • 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 mainly (or buzz G44). Building doors are currently open Wed-Sat, 12-5.

Resource Specific Guides

Digital Printing
  • Send files/form to [email protected] and [email protected]
  • Pay invoice online
  • Bring packaging
  • Pickup in usual print pickup shelf (under heat presses), if someone is working in the space, let them know you would like to grab your prints before entering
  • If you need to trim prints you must book the Print Finishing Area
Larson Juhl Orders
  • Email or phone in order (on Tue/Wed) to Darren
  • Pay invoice online
  • Pickup from table in main gallery space
Equipment Rentals/Returns
  • Pay rental invoice online, save card
  • Check equipment out/in verbally with staff
  • Pickup/return at table in main gallery space
Production Space Pickups
  • Book your pickup at least 24 hours in advance at book.gallery44.org
  • 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
Members Darkroom

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
  • If someone is working in the Teaching Darkroom, take care not to run into them in the hallway

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.
Teaching Darkroom

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 either light table in the members darkroom or by the lockers sanitize it with alcohol spray when you are done.
  • If you are printing fibre, use the print washer and drying racks in the print finishing area. If someone is working here, ask them before entering the space. Book a time to pick-up your prints or book the print finishing area if you want to flatten them with the presses.
  • If someone is working in the Member's Darkroom, take care not to run into them in the hallway

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. Turn off lights and fan with an elbow, paper towel, etc.
Print Finishing/Film Developing

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. Thoroughly rinse any film developing tanks you used. Leave to dry in the sink.
  7. The sanitize the light table with alcohol spray.
  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. Turn off lights and fan with an elbow, paper towel, etc.
Scanning

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. Do not get Spray Nine on or near any equipment.
  5. Wash your hands. 
  6. Turn off lights with an elbow, paper towel, etc.
  • Send files/form to [email protected] and [email protected]
  • Pay invoice online
  • Bring packaging
  • Pickup in usual print pickup shelf (under heat presses), if someone is working in the space, let them know you would like to grab your prints before entering
  • 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
  • Book your pickup at least 24 hours in advance at book.gallery44.org
  • 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
  • If someone is working in the Teaching Darkroom, take care not to run into them in the hallway

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 either light table in the members darkroom or by the lockers sanitize it with alcohol spray when you are done.
  • If you are printing fibre, use the print washer and drying racks in the print finishing area. If someone is working here, ask them before entering the space. Book a time to pick-up your prints or book the print finishing area if you want to flatten them with the presses.
  • If someone is working in the Member's Darkroom, take care not to run into them in the hallway

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. Turn off lights and fan with an elbow, paper towel, etc.

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. Thoroughly rinse any film developing tanks you used. Leave to dry in the sink.
  7. The sanitize the light table with alcohol spray.
  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. Turn off lights and fan with an elbow, paper towel, etc.

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. Do not get Spray Nine on or near any equipment.
  5. Wash your hands. 
  6. Turn off lights with an elbow, paper towel, etc.

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 in the Kitchen Sink, this space is shared with the Scanning Room.
  2. Check any rented equipment against the rental order form.
  3. Close the studio curtains while working.

Studio Use

  • Book everything you need in advance and call G44 before you arrive so we can leave it out for pickup.
  • Guests are currently not permitted at G44.

Closing Up

  1. Clean and pack up your personal materials.
  2. Sanitize touch points of equipment with alcohol spray or wipes.
  3. Pack up 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. Turn off lights with an elbow, paper towel, etc.

Reopening Resources

Reopening Plan Summary
A top-level look at our 5 Phases.

Master Reopening Plan
Our complete plan, including events, education, and exhibitions.

New Booking Calendar
Phase 1 you can view bookings here. Phase 2 onward you can make your own bookings. Make a new login to enter.