City of Toronto

Museums

From a one of a  kind shoe museum to one of the world's leading museums of natural history and world cultures, be sure to visit these unique museums. 

Aga Khan Museum

Showcases the artistic, intellectual, and scientific contributions of Muslim civilizations throughout history, housing a Permanent Collection of more than 1,000 objects and an ever-changing roster of exhibitions and innovative programs.

77 Wynford Drive.  
Black Creek Pioneer Village

Become immersed in the lifestyles, customs, and surroundings of early residents who built the foundations for modern Toronto and Ontario. Spanning more than 30 acres of pristine country landscapes, the Village is a living history experience.

 

1000 Murray Ross Pkwy.  
Campbell House Built in 1822, it is the oldest remaining building from the original town of York. It is a classical example of Georgian architecture, a rare find in Toronto.  160 Queen St. W.  
Canadian Broadcasting Corporation Museum Come to the  Canadian Broadcasting Corporation (CBC) Museum and Graham Spry Theatre to experience first-hand the history of Canadian broadcasting and the shared stories of Canadians. 250 Front St. W.  
Casa Loma

The former home of Canadian financier Sir Henry Pellatt. Canada's foremost castle is complete with decorated suites, secret passages, an 800-foot tunnel, towers, stables, and beautiful 5-acre estate gardens. 

 

1 Austin Terrace  
Colborne Lodge This rare Regency picturesque cottage is a graceful monument to John and Jemima Howard, the couple who founded High Park.  Drop in and view the many original furnishings and artifacts and some of John Howard's own water colours depicting images of early Toronto.

 
11 Colborne Lodge Dr.  
Design Exchange

Is Canada’s only museum dedicated exclusively to the pursuit of design excellence and preservation of design heritage. At a crossroads of multiple disciplines from furniture and architecture to graphics and fashion, DX exhibitions and talks reflect popular contemporary culture.

 

234 Bay St.  
Fort York National Historic Site

The place where Toronto was founded in 1793, and the scene of the famous Battle of York in 1813.  It is Canada's largest collection of original War of 1812 buildings. Located in the heart of downtown Toronto, Fort York is open year-round and offers tours, exhibits, period settings, and seasonal demonstrations.

 

250 Fort York Blvd.  
Gardiner Museum of Ceramic Art

The Gardiner Museum offers an intimate look at one of the world's oldest and most universal forms of art and material culture - ceramics. Complemented by special exhibitions, the museum's collection exceeds 3,000 historical and contemporary pieces.

 

111 Queen's Park  
Gibson House

Visitors can step back in time and explore this elegant farmhouse. Its serene Georgian-style exterior belies the dramatic lives of the Gibson family.  

 

5172 Yonge St.  
Historic Zion Schoolhouse

Catering exclusively to booked groups and built in 1869, this schoolhouse has been restored to the 1910 period to reflect schooling as it was in the farming community of L'Amaroux at the beginning of the last century.

 

1091 Finch Ave. E.  
Hockey Hall of Fame

A mecca for hockey fans, the Hockey Hall of Fame features more than 57,000 square feet of interactivity, hands-on games, theatres, the Stanley Cup and the finest collection of hockey artefacts from around the world.

 

30 Yonge St.  
Japan Foundation A cultural institution aimed towards effective development of international cultural exchange programs in Japanese arts and Japanese language education. 2 Bloor St. E.  
Mackenzie House The restored home of William Lyon Mackenzie, Toronto's first Mayor, a radical journalist and publisher, and leader of the Rebellion of 1837 in Upper Canada 82 Bond St.  
Montgomery's Inn

Visitors can explore the lifestyle of this 1830s middle-class Irish farm family. View the public bedrooms, the bar room, second floor ballroom, kitchen wing and other buildings located on the property.

 

4709 Dundas St. W.  
Museum of Cultural Heritage of Indo-Canadians

The Canadian Museum of Cultural Heritage of Indo-Canadians is Canada's premier museum dedicated to showcasing and promoting the understanding of the history, civilization, diversity and cultural heritage of India.

 

61 Claireville Dr.  
Museum of Inuit Art Experience art made by Inuit living in Canada in a setting designed to evoke the landscape of the Arctic - right in the cultural heart of Toronto. 207 Queens Quay W.  
Oral History Museum

A hands-on interactive gallery combining the spoken word with photographs, multi-media and computer simulation, it illustrates community-building and immigrant adaptation in late 20th-century Toronto. 

 

901 Lawrence Ave. W.  
Parliament Interpretive Centre

Discover the incredible story behind Ontario's first purpose-built parliament buildings.  Displays and artifacts engage and inform visitors of all ages, telling the stories of the founding of Ontario, life in early Toronto, the impact of the War of 1812, early Canadian politics and more. 

 

265 Front St. E.  
Redpath Sugar Museum

Situated within the Redpath Refinery, the Museum details the history of sugar as a product, the history of the Ontario sugar beet industry, modern methods of refining sugar, and the development and influence of the Redpath family and company in Canadian industrial history.  

 

95 Queens Quay E.  
Royal Ontario Museum

Canada's largest museum of natural history and world cultures presents engaging galleries of art, archaeology and natural science from around the world. 

 

100 Queen's Park  
Sarah and Chaim Neuberger Holocaust Education Centre 

The Sarah and Chaim Neuberger Holocaust Education Centre of Toronto is dedicated to preserving the memories of the victims and honouring the legacies of those who survived the Holocaust.

 

4600 Bathurst St.  
Scarborough Museum

Set along the walking trails of beautiful Thomson Memorial Park, Scarborough Museum traces the story of this community's rural roots and two centuries of immigration. The museum is situated on property first granted to David and Mary Thomson, who settled in Scarborough about 1798.

 

1007 Brimley Rd.  
Spadina Museum

From a Victorian country estate to an Edwardian city mansion, the Spadina Museum Historic House & Gardens chronicles four generations of the wealthy Austin family. 

 

285 Spadina Rd.  
Taras H. Shevchenko Museum

This museum showcases exhibits dedicated to the art, life and literary legacy of the founder of the modern Ukrainian language, Taras H. Shevchenko, and the contribution of Canadians of Ukrainian descent to the social, economic and political life of Canada.

 

1614 Bloor St. W.  
Textile Museum of Canada

The Textile Museum of Canada is one of Toronto's most engaging visual arts organizations.  With more than 12,000 objects from more than 200 countries and regions, the TMC's permanent collection celebrates cultural diversity and includes traditional fabrics, garments, carpets and related artifacts such as beadwork and basketry. 

 

55 Centre Ave.  
The 48th Highlanders Museum

This museum is dedicated to one of Canada's most storied military regiments. The museum houses historical artefacts dating from 1891 Victorian Toronto, when the 48th Highlanders was formed, to the present day.

 

73 Simcoe St.  
The Bata Shoe Museum

Discover the treasures of North America's charming and surprising shoe museum. Hundreds of shoes (from a collection numbering over 10,000) are on exhibit in architect Raymond Moriyama's award-winning four-storey structure.

 

327 Bloor St. W.  
Todmorden Mills Heritage Site

Todmorden Mills Heritage Museum and Arts Centre consists of two historic millers' homes dating from the early 19th century, the Brewery building, the recently renovated Papermill Theatre and Gallery, and the relocated Don Train station.

 

67 Pottery Rd.  
Toronto Police Museum & Discovery Centre

Occupying 3,000 square feet in the atrium at Toronto Police Headquarters building, the Museum reflects the rich tradition and history of policing in the City.   The museum offers a vibrant blend of the new and old, with interesting interactive displays dedicated to expanding the community’s understanding of policing in Toronto. 

 

40 College St.  
Toronto Railway Museum

The Toronto Railway Museum is a museum developed by the Toronto Railway Historical Association in partnership with the City of Toronto at the National Historic Site of the John Street Roundhouse.  It captures and shares the history of railways in Toronto and the surrounding area.

 

255 Bremner Blvd.  
Toronto's First Post Office

Toronto's First Post Office operates in many roles. It thrives as an authorized, full-service Canada Post office serving a vibrant and multicultural community. As the sole surviving example of a British Colonial post office in Canada, it is the only museum in Canada that collects and studies pre-confederation British North-American postal history.

 

260 Adelaide St. E.  
Ukrainian Museum of Canada The Ontario Branch of the Ukrainian Museum of Canada has been in existence for almost 65 years and has rich and varied collections of over 4,000 artefacts. 620 Spadina Ave.  
York Museum York Museum preserves and recounts the stories of the former City of York from its early beginnings to the present day.  2694 Eglinton Ave. W.  

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