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Textile Museum of Canada
Ranked #139 of 545 things to do in Toronto
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Owner description: The only museum of its kind in the country, featuring exhibits of beautiful clothing, carpets, quilts and ceremonial objects from around the world.
Reviewed August 14, 2017

This is a small museum but large enough for two special exhibits. Both were well displayed and allowed the visitors to come close to the pieces on exhibit. We followed a tour led by an extremely knowledgeable docent. They do not display a core collection. It's easy to spend 2 hours here.

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Reviewed August 8, 2017

Textile Museum of Canada is a little museum but big in colour and beauty.
There are 2 special exhibitions: 1) "Huicholes – A People Walking Towards the Light" is about the artwork of Mexican Huichol Indigenous artisan José Benítez Sánchez featuring his yarn paintings as well as artifacts and photographs of the Huichol Indigenous people, and 2) "Diligence and Elegance: The Nature of Japanese Textiles" is a collection of 19th and early 20th century kimonos, robes and beddings.
I went on a Friday afternoon with a friend and both of us liked the exhibitions a lot. I found out later on the museum website that on Sundays at 2 pm they offer a free tour with paid admission (General admission is $15.00; for youth/students (with ID) $6.00; for senior $10.00).

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Reviewed July 21, 2017

I discovered the existence of this little museum almost by accident. I don't think it engages in much advertising. It's a bit off the beaten path, and is located on a three floors of what seems to be an apartment building.

From their website, I gather the Museum has a sizable collection. But, probably owing to space restrictions, only small parts of it are on display. When I was there, there were two exhibits: one on Japanese textiles, and the other on textiles of an indigenous group living in western Mexico. Both were interesting, but the Japanese display perhaps more than the other, because it included a lot of information about the very complex and sophisticated processes by which fibers are produced and woven for Japanese traditional clothing.

Although I saw a mother with two children about ten years old, this is not a museum for children. Rather, this is a place for people who really appreciate textile design and colours, and want to learn more about different cultural manifestations of them.

There is no place to eat on site. But there is a wonderful gift shop, where I wish (in retrospect) I had spent more time. It includes some beautiful scarves and other fabric items, at prices that seemed fairly reasonable.

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Reviewed July 16, 2017

The current exhibit (until Sept.4, 2017) on the Huichol yarn paintings from western Mexico is fascinating. The other current exhibit (until January 21, 2018) is on Japanese textiles, with beautiful kimonos. There is a nice gift shop.

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Reviewed July 12, 2017 via mobile

I was fascinated with so much involved in the textile art and design. What a fantastic field. Textile industry, fashion, creativity and design can influence, rebel and contribute so much to the culture and its representation! I am very glad I visited it. You should too!

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