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Textile Museum of Canada

Open Now: 11:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
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Textiles, Art, History.

Visited this museum with a friend who is a quilt maker in their spare time. The items from the... read more

Reviewed August 5, 2018
MisterStateTrooper
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Modern art meets traditional

We love textiles and decided to visit this museum while in Toronto. It's close to the Art Gallery... read more

Reviewed August 4, 2018
SnackyBitsandCuppas
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The only museum of its kind in the country, featuring exhibits of beautiful clothing, carpets, quilts and ceremonial objects from around the world.
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55 Centre Ave, Toronto, Ontario M5G 2H5, Canada
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Reviewed 6 days ago

This museum had a wonderful display of international quilts. Secondhand books for sale adjacent to the reference library at a very good price. The Canadian craft section was interesting. The shop was good with lots of items which could be purchased.

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Reviewed August 5, 2018 via mobile

Visited this museum with a friend who is a quilt maker in their spare time. The items from the permanent collection had good historical descriptions, sort of history meets art, meets textile aficionados. There was also a rotating exhibit while I visited very good as...More

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Reviewed August 4, 2018

We love textiles and decided to visit this museum while in Toronto. It's close to the Art Gallery of Ontario and the Eaton Center if you are visiting either of those locations. The current exhibits include modern international quilts and textiles over time in Canada....More

Thank SnackyBitsandCuppas
Reviewed July 28, 2018

I love small museums. This was no exception. When I was there there was an adjudicated Quilt Show that was very interesting. The friend I was with teaches quilting so of course she was thrilled to see it. The gift shop has such a wonderful...More

Thank Dietitianwest
Reviewed July 26, 2018

If I understand well they do not have permanent collection but only temporary exhibitions. And those two that we attended yesterday - Contemporary quilts and Crosscurrents - are amazing! Right place to see very special (and very beautiful!) handcrafts and to show it to screen...More

Thank SDG1965
Reviewed July 15, 2018

We came to Toronto because we wanted to see the Textile Museum and it did not disappoint. We were there when the kimono were on display and they were breathtaking. In general the museum seems well-curated and interesting. Staff and volunteers were incredibly friendly and...More

Thank kris-goes-places
Reviewed June 7, 2018

I saw an exhibit of handmade tapestries that were incredibly intricate. Then we a chance to try weaving. A film about the weaver also added to my knowledge of the artist. There was also an exhibit of quilts from around the world. The theme was...More

Thank Gerry D
Reviewed May 6, 2018 via mobile

The work of his lifetime. Stunning array that reveals his mastery and progressive subtlety as you go through the exhibit. Kubota mastered resist dyeing of the most intricate detail in the format of the kimono which when several are placed next to each orhet in...More

Thank 957GeraldineR
Reviewed April 29, 2018 via mobile

Stunning kimonos at Kimono itchiku kubota exhibition. Worth the visit. Sadly there were very few visitors on Sunday afternoon. Also there has been little to no advertising in press.

Thank Jackie200219
Reviewed April 21, 2018

This is not the kind of museum we usually go to, but the display of tie dyed kimonos is stunning. Each kimono took up to a year to produce. The results are works of art. Especially impressive were the kimonos that were done in series...More

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