ᖃᓪᓗᓈᖅᑕᐃᑦ ᓯᑯᓯᓛᕐᒥᑦ
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.

We stand in solidarity with Black, Indigenous, and POC communities


We understand that it is our responsibility to fight against systemic racism in Canada and globally. We stand with our artists, educators, colleagues, peers, and friends from these communities.

Mask-making webinars


Watch our mask-making webinars and learn about the Museum’s engagement with the mask-making movement during COVID-19

An Important Update about COVID-19

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To help mitigate the spread of COVID-19, the Textile Museum of Canada is temporarily closed to the public, effective 5pm Friday March 13 until further notice. Currently, scheduled events and programs are postponed.

We’re Celebrating 45 Years!

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We turn 45 in 2020 and we’re marking the occasion with a fresh new look. Check out our blog for all the details!

Introductory Membership

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New to the Museum? Join now! $35 is all you need to get unlimited access to all our exhibitions for a full year.

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.

Open seven days a week, with two exhibition spaces and innovative public programs, the Textile Museum offers an engaging experience for everyone.

Plan Your Visit

Plan Your Visit

Visit us–we’re open seven days
a week!

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 reference library, 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 library staff 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 admission-free!

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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