Plan Your Visit to the Museum

The Textile Museum of Canada is located in downtown Toronto. Our visitors and community are at the heart of what we do.

Visit our What’s On page to register for programs. 

Looking to delve a little deeper? Our Learning page has education guides for all our exhibitions with activities and further reading!

We encourage you to buy local, support local artists, and visit our new online Museum Shop.

 

 

 

01. Admission

All visitors, including Members, are encouraged to book a timed ticket in advance. We thank you for your cooperation.

*Please note that the Museum will be closing early on September 1st at 4:30 for a staff event*

See Visitor Guidelines for more information on our reopening procedures.

Ticket Type
Price
Adult
15
Youth (6-18 years)
6
Student (with valid Post-Secondary ID)
6
Seniors (65 years+)
10
Children (5 years and under)
FREE
Members
FREE

02. Visitor Guidelines

Health and safety is our top priority – help us make your visit to the Textile Museum of Canada smooth and enjoyable.

Everything you need to know about visiting the Museum, including updated vaccination policies, COVID-19 guidelines, frequently asked questions and safety measures, can be found here. The Museum is grateful for our community’s continued support through these unprecedented times.

03. 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.

55 Centre Avenue,
Toronto, Ontario, M5G 2H5
Tel: (416) 599-5321
Email: info@textilemuseum.com

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.

Community Access

04. 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.”

Our Pay-What-You-Wish hours are Wednesdays from 5 pm – 8 pm. Please note that we suggest arriving by 7:30 pm to see the Museum with ample time.

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.

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.

05. Accessibility

We are committed to engaging all visitors in inclusive Museum experiences. Maintaining the accessibility of our exhibitions and events, as well as our educational and creative programs is paramount to our cherished connections with our communities.

Entrance

Entrance

The Museum shares the ground level of 55 Centre Avenue with the Chestnut Park Condominium. The Museum’s entrance is to the south of the building. Entry doorways into our small ground level lobby are equipped with automatic openers.
Our Space

Our Space

The Museum’s public spaces are located on the first 4 levels of the building, with our shop and galleries located on levels 2 and 3. All levels are accessible by elevator. Accessible washrooms are located on level 2, for more information about our space during our reopening visit our Guidelines for Visitors
Accessing the Museum

Accessing the Museum

The Museum is located in a densely populated downtown area, close to public transit, parking facilities and local amenities. The closest subway station is St. Patrick Station which is fully accessible. There is limited accessible street parking available on Centre Ave.
Services

Services

Large print guides and video transcripts are available in the Museum galleries. We have one manual wheelchair available free of charge at the admission desk, please contact mdavies@textilemuseum.ca to book in advance.
Support

Support

Support persons accompanying a visitor with a disability receive free admission at the Textile Museum of Canada. Identification is not required. Service animals are welcome at the Museum. Learn about our various community access above.

Attending Events

We encourage visitors of all abilities to participate in our events. If you are looking for detailed information about an upcoming event, please consult the individual event page on our site. If you have further questions, please contact us at mdavies@textilemuseum.ca.
VISIT TOURS

06. Tour

The Museum offers a variety of In-Person and Virtual Tours, providing an in-depth and personalized experience to enrich your knowledge of global cultures, history and creative expression.

Tours provide groups and schools with a closer look into our exhibitions, permanent collections, and other programs. They range from 45-minute ($100+HST), 60-minute ($200+HST) to 90-minute ($300+HST) visits, including an interactive presentation from one of the Museum’s educators with time allotted for Q&As, and hands-on activities depending on the tour length. All tours can be adapted to suit your group’s particular access needs and interests.

Tours are available Tuesdays to Saturdays from 10 am – 4 pm.

 

Contact our Education Team

 Please email schoolvisits@textilemuseum.ca if you have any questions or if your school or organization requires financial assistance. Please note that we require 2 weeks’ notice for booking.

Have questions about our tours, or anything else? See our FAQ section.