Plan Your Visit to the Museum
Our visitors and community are at the heart of what we do. The Textile Museum of Canada is located in downtown Toronto.
Our permanent collection is showcased in special exhibitions and available in full for reference online 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. We support intergenerational learning with monthly Textile Teach-ins, and an innovative series of lectures, workshops, seminars, and tours. We are currently exploring ways to continue these programs online during our re-opening period, stay tuned for future updates. Looking to delve a little deeper? Our Learning page has education guides for all our exhibitions with activities and further reading!
The Museum is closed until further notice per 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.
Open: Family Day, August Civic Holiday
Closed: Labour Day, Thanksgiving, Christmas Day, Boxing Day, New Year’s Day, Easter Weekend (inc Good Friday, Saturday, Sunday and Easter Monday), Victoria Day, Canada Day.
Please note that the Museum closes at 2:00 pm on December 24 and December 31.
02. Getting Here
The Textile Museum of Canada is located in the heart of downtown Toronto just steps away from City Hall, Chinatown, and the Art Gallery of Ontario. We are one block east of University Avenue, south of Dundas Street. Visit Accessing Our Space for detailed information and maps to help you prepare for getting here.
The Textile Museum of Canada is located one block east of St Patrick subway station, which is on Line 1 (Yonge-University-Spadina).
Dundas 505 streetcar Westbound: get off at University Avenue and walk one block east and then one block south to Centre Avenue.
Dundas 505 streetcar Eastbound: get off at Chestnut Avenue and walk one block west and then one block south to Centre Avenue.
For additional public transit Information, contact the Toronto Transit Commission at 416-393-4636 or visit the TTC Website: ttc.ca
For transit planning in Greater Toronto Area, check out triplinx.ca
The Museum does not have a parking lot. However, there are several commercial parking lots within walking distance:
63 Centre Avenue (Northeast corner of Dundas Street and Centre Avenue) Surface lot – Impark lot #39 | Hourly: $7.50
393 University Avenue (Entrance on Centre Avenue) Underground garage – University Centre – Impark Lot #227 | Hourly: $12.00
180 Dundas Street West (Southwest corner of Dundas Street and Centre Avenue – Additional entrance at 65 Centre Ave.) | Hourly: $9
110 Queen Street West (Nathan Phillips Square) Underground Garage – GreenP Carpark 36 | Hourly: $7
Please note: There is limited street parking available near the Museum; however there is ongoing construction taking place on Dundas Street and on Centre Avenue.
03. Community Access
The Textile Museum of Canada is committed to providing access to everyone. The Museum recognizes that accessibility is a living project, attentive to the many changing needs of our diverse audiences.
The Textile Museum of Canada’s Indigenous Access Admissions Policy provides free admission to the Museum to First Nations, Inuit and Métis visitors. Identification is not required. This policy is in response to the calls to the action of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission Report which encourages the development of “museum policies and best practices to determine the level of compliance with the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples.”
The Textile Museum of Canada is proud to participate in the Canoo program from the Institute for Canadian Citizenship. Canoo is a mobile app that helps new Canadians celebrate their citizenship by providing free admission to over 1,400 sites across Canada. Please see their website for more information on how to use Canoo.
The Textile Museum of Canada is proud to participate in the Toronto Public Library’s Museum + Arts Pass program. Available at libraries across the city, the MAP program provides free access to cultural institutions across the city, free with your library card. Please see their website for more information on how to get a free pass to the Textile Museum of Canada.
As of Monday, November the Museum is closed to the public until further notice. Please stay tuned to our website and social media for updates. When the Museum has a re-opening date we will update our visitors with new pay-what-you-wish days and times