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Textile Museum of Canada
Ranked #103 of 509 things to do in Toronto
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Owner description: 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 spans nearly 2,000 years and consists of more than 15,000 artifacts. A leader in the digitization of collections and interactive environments, the Museum has been recognized the world over for innovation in the development of landmark educational, research and creative initiatives.
Reviewed March 10, 2016

There are a lot of things to learn at this museum. I took a one of the tours and the tourist was very knowledgeable and was great at teaching. There are several floors to the museum and you will need to climb several flights of stairs. My visit was about 3 hours but that is because we were pressed on time. There were a few exhibits that I did not visit.

Date of experience: November 2015
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Reviewed February 6, 2016

I went with my mother who in general would be someone who loves this sort of thing and we were done in 15mins. Nothing that one would say is of historical significance which I question with our rich first nations history. Ladies do not bring your poor husbands along it was $15.00 for an adult and $10.00 for a senior. I would be ok if this was a provincial museum but that its the Canadian one is a huge let down. Best advice make sure you know what exhibit is there. By far the gift store was the best part.

Date of experience: February 2016
Thank Ceilidh M
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Reviewed January 31, 2016

i have been to this museum three times now, and each time for specific shows and have never been disappointed. It is fairly difficult to find, but it is worth looking for. In addition to the fine architecture spanning a number of floors in a narrow building that is highly accessible by elevator, you can wind your way through well-proportioned spaces that show some quite remarkable items. textiles generally do not get enough attention and the presentation is highly accessible with easy to read signage that explains the exhibits well. When you have finished visiting the exhibition, don't miss the gift shop, which may be the best kept secret in Toronto for unique gifts for the lady or gentleman in your life. Also, there is a well designed area in which young people can have a crack at their own crafts in fabrics.

Date of experience: January 2016
Thank John V
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Reviewed November 21, 2015

Found this place on a rainy Monday and was a delight. Permanent collections and special exhibits on 3 floors. I got to see a small collection of pieces done by high school students who had been inspired by a visit to the museum to drape and embellish their own pieces. I was disappointed to have just missed the Frida Khalo exhibit but very much enjoyed a big exhibit of textile designs from some of the biggest artists of the 20th century. I hope to visit again some day.

Date of experience: September 2015
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Reviewed November 3, 2015

A compact and choice museum with interesting exhibits. I've seen many different shows there, from Japanese kimonos to Indian saris to mediaeval tapestries to modern textiles.

Date of experience: December 2014
Thank Clement K
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