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. During our re-opening phase, visitors will have access to three galleries of rotating exhibitions and the Museum Shop.
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 will be re-opening to members on August 7 and to the general public on August 19. We ask that you please review our Guidelines for Visitors before arriving as it contains important information about your visit. Admission to the Museum will be on a timed ticketing system to ensure social distancing protocols.
If you are unable to purchase tickets online, please contact email@example.com so we can facilitate your visit
Open: Family Day, August Civic Holiday, Labour Day
Closed: 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.
During our re-opening phase, the Museum will be utilizing a timed ticketing system, please purchase your tickets in advance. If you require assistant with buying tickets or are unable to purchase tickets online for whatever reason, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.
During our reopening phase, if you would like to visit the Museum under our Indigenous Access Program please contact Mab Coates-Davies at email@example.com and we will arrange a ticket for you.
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.”
During our re-opening phase, we will be pausing our involvement in the CANOO program, we hope to be able to return soon. For the time being, we suggest visiting the Museum during our Pay-What-You-Wish hours on Wednesday Evenings and Saturday Mornings.
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.
During our re-opening phase, we will be pausing our involvement in the Toronto Public Library Museum + Arts Pass (MAP), we hope to be able to return to the program soon. For the time being, we suggest visiting the Museum during our Pay-What-You-Wish hours on Wednesday Evenings and Saturday Mornings.
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.
During our re-opening phase, the Museum will be offering Pay-What-You-Wish timed tickets on Wednesday afternoons and Saturday mornings. Please register for tickets in advance as space is limited. We kindly ask that you consider making a donation to the Museum in lieu of admission, any contribution is greatly appreciated.
During our re-opening phase, if you are visiting the Museum and will be attending with a support person, please contact Mab Coates-Davies at firstname.lastname@example.org and we will arrange access for your support person.
Support persons accompanying a visitor with a disability receive free admission. The Textile Museum is a participating partner in Easter Seals Canada’s Access 2 Entertainment Program. Visit our Membership page for more information about this program.