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Textile Museum of Canada

55 Centre Ave, Toronto, Ontario M5G 2H5, Canada
+1 416-599-5321
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Small display and venue with rotating exhibits

Best to check their website to confirm the exhibit before making the trek to see it. Although the... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Regina Beach, Canada
via mobile
Make sure exhibit space is open

We saw one small visiting exhibit with very few textiles in it, an exhibit of children's work from... read more

Reviewed 11 February 2017
Jane L
Ottawa, Canada
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The only museum of its kind in the country, featuring exhibits of beautiful clothing, carpets, quilts and ceremonial objects from around the world.
  • Excellent28%
  • Very good42%
  • Average17%
  • Poor7%
  • Terrible6%
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55 Centre Ave, Toronto, Ontario M5G 2H5, Canada
+1 416-599-5321
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Best to check their website to confirm the exhibit before making the trek to see it. Although the concept is interesting, the most recent exhibit of mainly photographs of hand stitching samplers from Nova Scotia in the early 1900's was not what I expected from...More

Thank sunnyrga
Reviewed 11 February 2017

We saw one small visiting exhibit with very few textiles in it, an exhibit of children's work from the YMCA, and the main exhibition space was closed. Oh and the permanent collection... is in a secret warehouse somewhere. Deeply disappointed, and not advised at the...More

Thank Jane L
Reviewed 24 January 2017 via mobile

If you value art even just a little bit, you can appreciate this quaint museum. It has a bit of history, and culture nestled in one location.

Thank Jordan A
Reviewed 5 January 2017

The museum is modest in size, spread over three floors of a compact building. If you are expecting standard textile displays, you're about to have your mind opened. We went to see the Sheila Hicks exhibit. Brilliant! I have to admit that the last time...More

Thank Roger K
Reviewed 21 December 2016

This is definitely not the Louvre - so moderate expectations- but I had an enjoying visit. I came in without any knowledge of textiles and their role in art, but it didn't really matter. In particular, the Sheila Hicks exhibit was fantastic. The place is...More

1  Thank Steve295424
Reviewed 29 November 2016

The Textile Museum of Canada is a rather specialized and small museum on Centre Street just east of University Avenue, a few feet south of Dundas. It is located in a low-rise office building sort of structure. Admission is $15 for most people. There are...More

1  Thank SeanOden
Reviewed 25 November 2016

This tiny museum is on two floors tucked into the corner of a building. I had expected to see a permanent collection of textiles as well as the special exhibits, but there were only the two special exhibits. We enjoyed one but not the other....More

Thank LittleIgor
Reviewed 25 October 2016 via mobile

Paid 21$ to see a few examples of "how to make strange shapes with textile Althouge the art work is valued, the exhibition in boring and not worh the money. Not what I expected for a place called "textile museum". In addition, the parking was...More

Thank Oren Z
Reviewed 17 October 2016

Tucked into 2 small floors of a non museum looking building, I must confess I expected more Canadian textiles on display. An interesting display of bead work and the current exhibition is by Sheila Hicks called Material Voices involving weaving and fibre art. A shop...More

Thank lgmsomerset
Reviewed 20 September 2016 via mobile

This little museum is tucked away in the heart of the city but what it lacks for in space it makes up for in quality. If you like textiles and surface design than this place is a lovely discovery. For anyone in creative fields or...More

Thank Réva M
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a strong student influence from the Ryerson University
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Betty W D
Are there weekend hours?
12 April 2017|
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Response from Roger K | Reviewed this property |
Go to their website for details ... I'm sure there are!