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MZTV Museum of Television

64 Jefferson Ave, Toronto, Ontario M6K 1Y4, Canada
+1 416-599-7339
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Cool way to spend an afternoon

Interesting museum that focuses on the history of television as a medium. The app you can download... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
Joel D
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Barrie, Ontario, Canada
via mobile
Small but interesting showcase of TV history

This is a nice and small museum that takes you through the invention of TV and how it has been... read more

Reviewed 21 May 2017
Eugene Y
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The MZTV Museum and Archive seeks to protect, preserve and promote the Receiving Instruments of Television History. Whereas other North American Museums of Broadcasting feature Programs, ours is unique in its focus on the History of the Technology, as well as on the Sets Themselves. Together with related original papers, discs, books, magazines, toys and other ephemera the collection offers some 10,000 objects to scholars and students as well as the general public. The Museum’s mandate is to exhibit the world’s most comprehensive collection of North American Television Receivers for the formative fifty-year period from the 1920s to the 1970s. The MZTV Museum also aims to tell the story of the medium and to contribute to the understanding of the impact of television on the people who watch it.
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Hours Today: 14:00 - 17:00
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
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64 Jefferson Ave, Toronto, Ontario M6K 1Y4, Canada
Queen Street and West Queen West
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Interesting museum that focuses on the history of television as a medium. The app you can download to your smartphone provided a lot of context on the history of each piece. Wish I brought my headphones. The staff were friendly and answered any questions we...More

Thank Joel D
Reviewed 21 May 2017

This is a nice and small museum that takes you through the invention of TV and how it has been advanced through the decades (from mechanical models to electronic models). I quite enjoyed the large range of TVs that were on display, and they were...More

Thank Eugene Y
Reviewed 17 May 2017

The phenomenal array of televisions and radios from the very, very, very first ones to unique pieces throughout the relatively short history of TV, is all captured in real life here. Moses Znaimer's collection is amazing and while some pieces have a value in the...More

Thank Angela R
Reviewed 13 February 2017

Contains a private collection of vintage television sets owned by Moses Znaimer (founder of CITY TV and MUCH MUSIC). Museum is located in the ZoomerPlex which contains his current radio and television stations. You can certainly see the passion in this collection which is well...More

1  Thank Erika S
Reviewed 28 April 2016

Here is a substantial and eclectic collection of TVs going all the way back to a mechanical TV from 1925. There are descriptions in both English and French that go along with the TVs so you get a deeper feel for what you're looking at....More

2  Thank Alex C
Reviewed 7 November 2012

A great, but not overwhelming display of television sets from the beginning of TVs. Part of a private collection owned by Moses Znaimer who was the genius behind CHUM TELEVISION/Citytv. His passion resonates in his collection of tv sets. This place can be squeezed into...More

2  Thank CeeU_There
Reviewed 14 December 2011

i came here alone,,there is a cover charge,,but since there was nobody ,,really nobody ,,the door was open ..i came in and came out,,without payin haha,,so the place is small ,..has a lot of tv sets from far back in the past till now,,its interesting,,i...More

4  Thank stacey m
Reviewed 12 August 2010

Went here for the first time today... Carolyn, who gave us a tour, was great and very knowledgeable- she wasn't reading off the exhibits, she really knew what she was talking about. Everyone from older adults (who will remember the old tvs) to young adults...More

1  Thank eastcoasttraveller05
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