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The Museum can be a bit hard to find, tucked, as it is on the corner of a residential block and on... read more

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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
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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.

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.

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.

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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.

Thank Clement K
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Reviewed September 26, 2015

The celebration of Home Economics in Canada with a display of hooked rugs, antique to modern was interesting to me as a hooker. The opening day of this exhibit was special. I was very interested to see changes in style over the last 100+ years. Truely amazing work by women in years past to maintain their families. Practical items. The artistic nature of the craft has changed yet in many ways remained the same- rugs are hooked for useful purpose but are also tremendously creative works of art, very fine to very primitive, based on the interest and skill of the hooker. We met an interesting presenter in the gift shop which also added to our experience of the day. Well worth a visit to this unique and under known home making skill which is experiencing a tremendous resurgence. The museum was relatively small and exceptionally easy to get to just off the West-East tram stop at University and Dundas. Inexpensive to visit. Also a modern exhibit of clothes made by present day highschool students gave great hope for the future since many of these classes in Canada have disappeared in favor of computer classes today.It was a delight to see the creative designs of young people today in these modern clothes designed and sewn from recycled fabric then redyed or painted.

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