Closed Until Further Notice

Guidelines for Visitors

As part of the continued efforts to mitigate the spread of COVID-19 and under guidance from the provincial government, the Textile Museum of Canada will remain temporarily closed to the public until further notice.

Jagdeep Raina: Chase – on now until March 19 2022

Learn More

Featuring the work of Jagdeep Raina, Chase is a poetic exploration of the interplay of memory and migration, and of how both are mapped onto everyday landscapes.

Visit our online Museum Shop!

Shop Now

Our online Shop includes our Kinngait Studios collection, exhibition catalogues, and locally made gifts.

Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion Statement February 2021

READ OUR STATEMENT

We will review our past actions and inactions with respect to equity, diversity and inclusions and we will establish benchmarks and measure our progress as we move forward.

Learn about our brand new Textile Learning Hub!

Learn more:

Our newly renovated space will be the new home for studio activities, our Library, our Life Cycle of a Textile display, and our reimagined Textile Reuse Program, featuring great deals on materials for makers.

Welcome to the Textile Museum of Canada

Located in downtown Toronto, we are the only museum in Canada dedicated to exploring the human experience through textiles.

As part of the continued efforts to mitigate the spread of COVID-19 and under guidance from the provincial government, the Textile Museum of Canada will remain temporarily closed to the public until further notice. 

The Museum ignites creativity, inspires wonder, and sparks conversation through the stories held within our global collection of textiles, and active engagement with contemporary art practices.

In accordance with Ontario’s vaccine certificate policy, all visitors aged 12 and older are required to show proof of being fully vaccinated (paper or digital copy) along with valid ID to visit the Textile Museum of Canada. All visitors, including Members, are encouraged to book a timed ticket in advance. We thank you for your cooperation. Please see our COVID-19 Visitor Policies for more information

 

Plan Your Visit

Plan Your Visit

Visit us – We’re open Wednesday to Saturday in downtown Toronto!

We are a small, boutique museum, easily accessible by public transit and close to many Toronto attractions. Make a trip to the Textile Museum of Canada a part of your Toronto visit – whether visiting our exhibitions, attending a workshop or checking out our Museum Shop, there’s something for everyone.

Visit Our Collections

View Our Collection

We’re proud to offer virtual access to our entire collection. 15,000 objects from 200 regions worldwide spanning 2,000 years are always at your fingertips.

While only a small percentage of our collection can be displayed in the galleries at a time, our online collection provides 24/7 access to detailed high resolution photographs of all of our artifacts. Discover specialized textiles in the curated groups or search and filter the collection according to your own interests.

Learn About Textiles

Learn About Textiles

Extend your experience beyond our exhibitions. We create learning experiences for all ages through our onsite programs and digital resources.

We have public programs, online resources and knowledgeable volunteers readily available to help you dive deep into our exhibitions or learn more about your own textiles and how to care for them.

Visit Our Shop

Looking for a special gift? Visit our Museum Shop Online!

Our shop features modern design and traditional craft from around the world as well as one-of-a-kind pieces by Canadian makers; find unique items that reflect our exhibitions.

Learn More

Join & Support Us

We wouldn’t be here without the support of our members and donors.

Become a member and enjoy year-round admission, or consider the Museum for charitable giving. We also welcome donations of textile-related items to our fundraising sales.

Learn More

Latest News

Welcome to the Textile Museum of Canada blog.

Read our new ongoing digital column to keep up with exciting announcements, staff and volunteer spotlights, our popular object-of-the moment feature, features by guest contributors, community news, opportunities for artists, and much more.

Learn More