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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 November 13, 2017 via mobile

For any person interested in textile making, history and enjoys museums, this is the perfect fit for you.

This museum is several stories and has both stairs and an elevator to access the exhibits on the second and third floor only. It was eye opening to see the detail involved in the craft as well as the cultural and historical aspects of textiles. The type of displays range from a small amount of interactive hands on ones, others which are viewing only of the artifacts (you want to touch them though that is what textiles are all about!) as well documentary film style exhibits.

This museum is not too big and, including a visit to the gift shop, it was a visit at around 1.5 hours. If I had more patience I would have deeply read and absorbed each display I would have likely stayed 2 hours.

The gift shop is a modest size and has a great array of textile assorted items too! There are textiles from around the world to purchase, I saw a small number of rug hooking sets, great how to books on textiles, felted scarves, a small rack of woven clothing and lots of assorted choice of wallets and change purses handmade from Nepal and Mexico. That does not even scratch the surface of the choice there so if you are an appreciator of textiles and shopping... that is the place to go! The shop is on the second floor and they told me you can go into the shop without paying for admission.

My admission today free was through the Museum and Art Pass that I obtained in advance before my visit through the Toronto Public Library. Ordinarily admission would be $15 for adults. The front desk requires that large bags be checked at the front.

If you like textiles this spot is a great & interesting educational experience.

I would think anyone who boo hoos this museum likely isn't a fan of textiles in the first place or expecting an extremely massive museum which this place is not.

Thank Whereheart_wanders
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Reviewed November 13, 2017

Not very interesting to me and it is not something l would pay to see. l was there for a whole 45 minutes and that was still too long.

Thank stevendD6925DX
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Reviewed September 19, 2017 via mobile

It is gallery, a small museum, but beautiful. We enjoyed learning about the making if kimonos, and enjoyed the multimedia targeting the whole family.

Thank ValvaMG
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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.

Thank fromphila
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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).

Thank Family_Traveller65
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