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Textile Museum of Canada

Closed Now: 11:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Open today: 11:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
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An unknown gem in Toronto

Over more than 40 years, I have been going to the AGO and the ROM, but never made it to the Textile... read more

Reviewed January 13, 2019
Alberta, Canada

An excellent museum... much better than the US Textile Museum! Facsinating show and great hands ons... read more

Reviewed November 11, 2018
Thunder Bay, Canada
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The Textile Museum of Canada is the only national museum in Canada that explores ideas and builds cultural understanding through the universally relevant media of textiles. Located in the heart of downtown Toronto, the Museum’s permanent collection...more
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55 Centre Ave, Toronto, Ontario M5G 2H5, Canada
Old Toronto
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Reviewed February 4, 2019

Five quilts hanging on the wall does not a "museum' make. The admission price of $15 is definitely NOT worth it, considering it takes less than an hour to go through the entire museum ( and that's with walking real sl-o-o-w-w-w and reading all the...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank MG-lyfestyle
Reviewed January 13, 2019

Over more than 40 years, I have been going to the AGO and the ROM, but never made it to the Textile Museum until this year. It is a great little museum, featuring special shows over a period of months, but with no permanent collection...More

Date of experience: January 2019
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Reviewed November 11, 2018

An excellent museum... much better than the US Textile Museum! Facsinating show and great hands ons displays. Lovely gift shop.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank ancientmoods
Reviewed November 11, 2018

A small, sparse specialty museum that isn't all that inviting. More like a textile footnote than a museum. Not much to see and not very compelling. Perhaps the tours on Sunday at 2 PM can make it more interesting but on your own, not worth...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Chris G
Reviewed October 27, 2018 via mobile

Current exhibit is incredible and thoroughly enjoyed wandering through the entire building to explore all the collections. Highly recommend for museum lovers!

Date of experience: October 2018
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Trail09574042416, Membership and Marketing Coordinator at Textile Museum of Canada, responded to this reviewResponded November 2, 2018

Thanks so much for visiting, we're glad you enjoyed the exhibitions! - Caitlin Membership and Marketing Coordinator

Reviewed October 22, 2018

We saw a wonderfully colourful exhibition of contemporary quilts and a an exhibition that enabled current textile artists to respond to the work of historical makers. Both exhibitions were impressive. The museum also has a great shop of textile work so if you're looking for...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Ann T
Reviewed September 25, 2018

The Museum can be a bit hard to find, tucked, as it is on the corner of a residential block and on the edge of 'eat street' but it's worth persevering. Although the display space is limited, what they do with it is captivating. The...More

Date of experience: May 2018
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Reviewed September 17, 2018

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.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Margaret F
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

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank MisterStateTrooper
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

Date of experience: August 2018
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