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McMichael Canadian Art Collection

10365 Islington Ave, Kleinburg, Vaughan, Ontario L0J 1C0, Canada
+1 905-893-1121
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A Treasure

Close to Toronto in distance, but unfortunately there's no public transportation that goes there... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Alex C
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Toronto, Canada
Refresh your Canadian Soul

Everytime we come, we see something we missed. The latest presentation - Canada150 - is 'Passion... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Gourmand2
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Toronto, Canada
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Canadian art and stories - through a distinctly Canadian art experience.The McMichael Canadian Art Collection offers its visitors a unique and truly Canadian experience. From the art within the gallery on its walls to the surrounding landscape, the McMichael is the perfect gallery for an introduction to Canada's art, its peoples, their cultures and their history.Renowned for its devotion to collecting only Canadian art, the McMichael permanent collection consists of almost 6,000 artworks by Tom Thomson, the Group of Seven, their contemporaries, and First Nations, Inuit and other artists who have made a contribution to Canada's artistic heritage.The gallery welcomes on average 100,000 visitors annually.Intriguing. Inviting. Inspiring.The McMichael Canadian Art Collection is a major public art gallery devoted solely to collecting Canadian art. The gallery offers visitors the unique opportunity to enjoy Canadian landscape paintings in the woodland setting that inspired them. Plus the McMichael brings internationally acclaimed touring exhibitions to its audience, providing a broader context for the collection and also reflecting today's audience's higher demand and interest in art. The McMichael's goal is to bring visitors diverse, creative, high-quality, thought-provoking exhibitions, in order to continually keep its audience engaged and interested.Built of fieldstone and hand-hewn logs, the McMichael houses thirteen exhibition galleries and is situated amid 100 acres of serene conservation land. Floor-to-ceiling windows enable visitors to enjoy marvellous views of the densely wooded Humber River Valley.Through a network of outdoor paths and hiking trails, visitors can discover outdoor sculptures and wander the McMichael Cemetery where six Group of Seven members and gallery co-founders Robert and Signe McMichael have been laid to rest.See. Do. Discover.The McMichael displays a wide range of exhibitions each year, and offers a stimulating array of programs and events for people of all ages. They include curators' lectures, tours, music performances, kids' camps, workshops, school programs and hands-on art activities.Experience Canada in a day at the McMichael Canadian Art Collection.
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10365 Islington Ave, Kleinburg, Vaughan, Ontario L0J 1C0, Canada
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Reviewed 3 days ago

Close to Toronto in distance, but unfortunately there's no public transportation that goes there, so in this major way it's tourist-unfriendly. Why not have a small shuttle going up from Steeles and Islington. My only other issue with McMichael is that they sometimes have trendy...More

Thank Alex C
Reviewed 3 days ago

Everytime we come, we see something we missed. The latest presentation - Canada150 - is 'Passion Over Reason.' It is thoughtful and enjoyable; the rest are like old Canadian friends.(At some of the '7's' I could almost smell pine and bayberries...on a surreal level of...More

Thank Gourmand2
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Great grounds and great art gallery. Love the surrounding area and this place is truly very well run.

Thank Sabjit M
Reviewed 1 week ago

Quite the art gallery. To think it was once a home. The grounds are well worth walking. Situated in the small town of Kleinburg.

Thank ddarrigo
Reviewed 1 week ago

The current exhibition of Tom Thomson's art and some modern Canadian artists influenced by him is really good. It gives a new look at his artwork and it is interesting where these newer artists took his work. And the displays of his little sketches all...More

Thank deliciao
Reviewed 1 week ago

McMichael clings to an island of natural peacefulness despite the urban sprawl creeping ever closer. A drive up from the city may leave you frazzled, but a few minutes of quiet reflection amongst the trees will restore you. Now go and enjoy the art inside...More

Thank Lumpybumpy
Reviewed 1 week ago

This has been on my "relatively local places to see" list and I finally made it up there on the Civic holiday weekend. First of all, the grounds are very serene and clean. The sculpture gardens are pretty awe-inspiring, and the trails were so peaceful...More

Thank EdenL435
Reviewed 1 week ago

What a lovely building and inspiring exhibitions! Visiting from the UK so we hadn't heard of Lauren Harris before. This current exhibition and others were very interesting with a range of different types of work. Sadly it rained heavily so we didn't walk outside. Had...More

Thank Heather H
Reviewed 1 week ago

Our vacation was coming to a close and the weather wasn't cooperation, so we decided to visit the McMichael Canadian Art Collection gallery. It had been several years since our last visit. We loved the Group of Seven Guitar Project, that featured guitar designs inspired...More

Thank camaral928
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

In a secluded area of Kleinburg where you can not only view the art inside but take a lovely stroll on the grounds.

Thank caciquejb
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Sandra L
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DorothyZ2013
21 February 2016|
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I also drove but if you check with a chance company called ShortTrips. You may be able to arrange a day trip with transportation included.
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Our winter hours are Tuesday to Sunday, 10 am to 4 pm Closed Mondays We are open on Holiday Mondays, 10 am to 4 pm We are closed on December 25 More information can be found on our website (see link in profile as we are... More
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