Speciality Museums in Toronto

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Speciality Museums in Toronto

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  • Paul S
    Toronto, Canada66 contributions
    As one who enjoys and appreciates photography, I was enthusiastic about seeing the 'Wildlife Photographer of the Year' exhibit at the ROM. My enthusiasm was more than rewarded by the beautiful and often breathtaking photos of animals, birds, sea life and plants. I can only begin to imagine how the photographers managed to achieve such wonderful and insightful shots. The show was not simply a collection of photos. It was a warning as to how our human ways are endangering many species and habitats. Each photo was accompanied by a text describing what the subject was as well as how it and its habitat was endangered by human activity. I would term the exhibit as enjoyable and impressive. A must see.
    Written November 30, 2022
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  • Nigel P
    4 contributions
    Being waiting years to visit this place and I was not disappointed, the amount of history from the sport that was in this building was exceptional, and displayed brilliantly. I especially enjoyed taking shots at a virtual goalie and then also being the keeper which was amazing, even my wife who is only recently into ice hockey enjoyed and the highlight of my day was having my photo with the Stanley cup and seeing various other trophy as well, you will not be disappointed when visiting this place.
    Written November 7, 2022
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  • Anne Jones
    Toronto, Canada4 contributions
    This museum is a little gem. It spans centuries, and covers the footwear of most cultures in the world. i learned so much from this.
    Written November 14, 2022
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  • Claudia J
    Milton, Canada52 contributions
    One of my favourite spots for an enriching and enjoyable afternoon of learning in cosmopolitan Toronto.
    Quiet and serene setting, beautiful gardens, awe inspiring exhibits.
    Always worth a visit. For a special treat, have a meal at the in house restaurant ‘Divan’
    Written November 13, 2022
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  • Elvina
    2 contributions
    Highly recommend to visit this museum to learn more about television. It has an exceptional collection of TV sets.
    Written April 20, 2022
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  • Kayaker0204
    5 contributions
    This is a great way to spend 2-2.5 hrs. The displsys were great - very detailed and realistic. The staff was friendly and informative. I particularly enjoyed the hunt for Maurice the Moose and the whimsical "easter eggs" througout the displays. The look "behind the scenes" at the artisans making the tiny items was a welcome bonus.
    Written November 15, 2022
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  • Jack H
    1 contribution
    Excellent exhibits finely curated though aimed at adults there are programs developed for other segments. Shop has been dumbed down. One of the few institutions to focus on process as well as outcome/works. Like McCord small footprint impressive experience.
    Written September 23, 2021
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  • James A
    Windsor, Canada18,597 contributions
    They let me have a look even though it was closed. I got a quick walk around but no official tour, but the signs help out. Being a police officer is a tough and thankless job. It’s important to remember that. They’re taking care of us.
    Written June 15, 2022
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  • liorda
    8 contributions
    We didn't plan to visit the museum, but the outdoor (free) trains were fun to watch and board, so we thought that there were more fun activities waiting inside. We were disappointed to see that there were no children activities other than a few coloring sheets. The place was pretty small and we finished in about 30 minutes, but for $30 for a family of 4 it's fine.
    Written September 12, 2021
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  • Sarahellen M
    Bedford, UK126 contributions
    Old Town Toronto, so spacious to walk along this pier. Inside is the market but it was closed on the day we went. It is good to go with a loca they know all the ins and oouts of their town. Worth going
    Written July 25, 2017
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  • John G
    2 contributions
    Montgomery’s Inn Museum was a tavern, farm, local gathering place and community hub in the development and history of Etobicoke.

    The building includes the 1830s Inn with twelve restored rooms, a tea room, a bar room and a commercial kitchen, as well as a modern addition featuring a 3,000 volume research library, a gallery space, archives, and a gift shop.

    Visitors can explore the role of the tavern in colonial Canada through ongoing educational programs, tours, events, exhibits, and farmers’ market.
    Written August 10, 2019
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  • Ryan
    Mississauga, Canada819 contributions
    Roundhouse Park is city-owned green space in Toronto’s downtown core. Located on the former Railway Lands, the 6.9-hector park (established in 1997) is home to John Street Roundhouse (complete with 37-metre turntable), a collection of trains and rolling stock (four full-sized locomotives, three freight cars, two passenger cars, and one diesel multiple unit), a fully restored railway village (the former Don Station, Signal Cabin D [with toolshed], a watchman's shanty, a water tower, and a coaling tower), and Roundhouse Park Miniature Railway. John Street Roundhouse is a National Historic Site of Canada (1990)! Built for Canadian Pacific Railway between 1929 and 1931 to service steam locomotives, the 32-stall facility once featured the most modern technology including direct steaming facilities. Neat! It closed in 1982 following the railway’s switch from steam to diesel. Canadian Pacific Railway later donated the roundhouse to City of Toronto. Today, the roundhouse is home to Toronto Railway Museum, Steam Whistle Brewing, and The Rec Room (a restaurant and entertainment complex). Roundhouse Park is bounded by Bremen’s Boulevard, Lower Simcoe Street, Lake Shore Boulevard West, and Rees Street.
    Written April 16, 2022
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  • b0b55russell
    Orillia, Canada1,262 contributions
    The last week or so the media has not been kind to the sugar industry as it alleges that they manipulated people in believing that sugar was good for your diet. This industry blamed other food and not sugar to cause weight problems, etc. The museum is right in front of the manufacturing plant and you can't miss it from the street. Parking is terrible in the area. Open to the public and appears popular for school tours. This plant has been here for years and Redpath is a popular name brand within Canada. Despite being here for years the water front has changed over the years with condos, harbour front, etc. Many industries are stopping factory tours but this place is still going strong. Not one of your more popular museum but manage to stay open because of limited public demand.
    Written September 16, 2016
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  • Barbara E
    Toronto, Canada174 contributions
    Gallery Arcturus

    Is both a gallery and a museum in Toronto. And what a great find! I wandered in, thinking it would be another small but well run gallery and discovered that it was both larger than I anticipated, with several rooms of works, but also older. In fact it was founded in 1994 as a non-profit museum. Originally on Parliament Street in rental space, the organization bought the building at 80 Gerrard in 1997. Their description of the current shows is dead on: “A surprising and beautiful disarray of found objects and sculptures by artists Sae Kimura and deborah harris responding seriously and whimsically to the present”. Totally worth seeing. You can see more about them on both their Wikipedia entry and their website. For more on Toronto please go to my Tumbler blog: greenshoesandjam (TripAdvisor does not allow external links in the comment section)
    Written September 28, 2018
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  • GuiWong
    Aurora, Canada4,466 contributions
    A small gem hidden away but worth a visit. This intimate Museum is tucked away and not very well advertised. We visited during the beginning of the year during the school holidays.
    We did our own self guided tour of the exhibits. Lots of interesting facts. The hallway leading up to the entrance highlights Survivor stories with photos. Worth a visit. Free parking. Clean restrooms.
    Written January 3, 2020
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