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Toronto Dominion Gallery of Inuit Art

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Address: 79 Wellington St W, Toronto, Ontario M5K 1A1, Canada
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Great Side Trip If You're In the Area

I heard about this quaint gallery while on a ROM walking tour. They have a wonderful collection and a brochure enabling a self-guided tour detailing each piece. It was a pleasant... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
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Toronto, Canada
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Toronto, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I heard about this quaint gallery while on a ROM walking tour. They have a wonderful collection and a brochure enabling a self-guided tour detailing each piece. It was a pleasant surprise and it’s free!

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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 November 2016

This was a very surprising, but lovely museum! It's self-guided with a booklet, which includes photo's. It allowed me to revisit it once I was home!

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Toronto, Canada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 April 2016

If you are in the area, this is a great little tucked away exhibit of Inuit art. The best thing about it is that it is free, so if you can take a few minutes to find the place, it will take about 15 minutes to check out the collection. This is the kind of attraction that you tack onto... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 August 2015

Firstly, there is a review below which states that this place is no longer free and refers to a museum shop - I think this reviewer must have been to the other museum of Inuit art in Toronto as the TD Gallery is definitely free and does not have a shop! I got pretty lost trying to find the TD... More 

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 April 2015

This is a hidden gem for sure, though its not free anymore. If you are interested in the far north of Canada, its hard to find information anywhere in the south so I really loved this museum for offering a window into the culture, outstanding carvings and other hand-made pieces, and some information about how art is used for economic... More 

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Toronto, Canada
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 August 2014

It's basically a small collection of glass-cased pieces in the lobby and mezzanine of the TD building. The pros: it's free, there are some really nice pieces, it's dead quiet except for the elevator dinging. The cons: it's tiny, the exhibits are crammed together so tightly you can't really appreciate them, not a lot of info about the pieces or... More 

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Falmouth, MA
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 January 2014

TD Bank in downtown Toronto has an outstanding collection of Inuit art, mostly carvings. The collection of almost 200 pieces are beautifully displayed and the gallery is free. A treasure for anyone who appreciates native art.

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Toronto, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 June 2013

A hidden gem in Toronto's financial district close to King and Wellington and behind the Royal York Hotel. Small free gallery with an extraordinary Inuit sculpture collection that TD Bank started collecting in the early 60s. The small ivories and bone are really a surprise but the larger works are amazing too.

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Toronto, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 June 2013

This is a great stop for those of you touring downtown Toronto and looking for something different to do. A great way to introduce yourself or your kids to Inuit Art. Highly recommended!

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 April 2013

I thought I'd add a third review to raise the profile of this hidden gem. Is soapstone a gem? - probably not. This gallery is located in the lobby of one of the TD Towers on Wellington. If you are near Union Station or Royal York Hotel - you are near this place. Pick up a gallery guide brouchure on... More 

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