McLuhan Centre for Culture and Technology

39A Queens Park Crescent East

Toronto, Ontario

M5S 3C3


The Centre is open to the public during events, or by appointment only.


Parking is available off 121 St. Joseph Street


The building is not currently barrier-free.

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Marshall McLuhan outside the historic Coach House with the sign: Centre for Culture and Technology

The Winter 2020 Season of MNS

Hot MessAge: Media Studies Takes the Call features topics on digital cancel culturecontent moderation and the dark sides of social media labour, digital cash and the history of cryptocurrency, technological resistance and digital Islamophobia, and a special night @MOCA (Museum of Contemporary Art) to discuss the visual politics of colonialism and experimental film and media art.


JANUARY 27​, 2020

Cancel Service, Remove Line

Beverly Bain, Sarah Hagi, Dana Seitler, Christine Shaw, and Cheryl Thompson


Smooth Operator

Sarah T. Roberts


Collect Call

Finn Brunton

Attendees at the Monday Night Seminars

FEBRUARY 14, 2020

​More Than Consent: Practices and Protocols for Techno-Worlds
A public conversation hosted by The Consent and Its Discontent Working Group and the Technoscience Salon featuring: Joshua Whitehead, Dr. Uahikea Maile, Marie Laing, and other guests. More details soon.

​MARCH 13, 2020

LOGOUT! 2: Workers Confronting Digital Capitalism
Building on the success of the 2018 edition, Log Out! 2 brings together critical research on how workers from different sectors of digital capitalism across the world confront, negotiate, and disrupt the technologically-mediated conditions of work that structure and mediate their lives. Invited speakers include: Jack Qiu and Sareeta Amrute.

A stack of books by Marshall McLuhan

Working Groups 2019/20

We have 8 Working Groups joining us in the Fally of 2019. Visit our Research page to learn all about them and what they have planned for the year.

PhD Fellowships 2018/2019

Two PhD Fellowships, granted through the Faculty of Information Doctoral Program, have been awarded to Grayson Lee and Alexander Ross.

Coach House drawing: Jana Jifi

Photos: Sara Martel

"The Centre is established to advance the understanding of the origins and effects of technology. The object of the Centre is to pursue by a wide variety of approaches an investigation into the psychic and social consequences of technologies."    

Marshall McLuhan (Draft Constitution, 1965)

Our annual theme, HotMessAge, addresses how media and technology are central to today's  pressing social, economic, and environmental situations. But media and technology are also part of forging new worlds while addressing these challenges.


This year at the McLuhan Centre for Culture and Technology we amplify some of the voices in Media Studies who offer hot takes with the cool possibilities of radical social change.