Arched red brick entrance with glass double door.

The Museum is currently closed and will be reopening September 15, 2021

Please stay tuned for further information. Support local artists and our Online Shop.

Visit our new online Museum Shop!

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

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Social Being: April–September 2021

People, Threads, Social Matters: An online project that explores the human impulse to connect through textiles.

Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion Statement February 2021


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.

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Printed Textiles
from Kinngait Studios
New: Digital App and Virtual Tour

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The little-known story of a group of Inuit artists and printmakers who produced a collection of graphic textiles in Kinngait (Cape Dorset, Nunavut), in the 1950s and 60s.

Introductory Membership

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The Museum is currently closed until further notice.
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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.

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.

The Museum is closed until further notice per the latest Ontario COVID-19 safety regulations.  Please keep yourselves and each other safe. We encourage you to buy local, support local artists, and visit our new Online Shop 


Plan Your Visit

Plan Your Visit

Visit us – while we are currently closed, we welcome you to visit us online!

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.

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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.

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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.

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