Nicholas Metivier Gallery was founded in 2004 in Toronto. Prior to opening his own gallery, Metivier worked as director of one of the most established leading Canadian galleries for 22 years. In 2018, the gallery relocated to a new location in Toronto providing three times the exhibition space. It is one of the largest contemporary galleries in Canada.
Nicholas Metivier served as a board member for Scotiabank's CONTACT Photography Festival between 2004 and 2015. The gallery became a member of the Association of International Photography Dealers (AIPAD) in 2016.