Best Museums in Toronto

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You can easily spend two days at the ROM, a true Canadian institution - there is something for everyone! For families, the beloved dinosaur exhibit, the bat cave and eco-gallleries. For history buf... read more

The Royal Ontario Museum (ROM, French: Musée royal de l'Ontario) is a museum of art, world culture and natural history in Toronto, Canada. It is one of the largest museums in North America, the lar... read more

The ROM is a museum of art, world culture and natural history in Toronto. It is one of the largest museums in North America, and attracts more than 1 million visitors every year. With more than 6 ... read more

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A short Dundas Streetcar East to McCaul drops you right at Toronto's flagship Art Museum, designed by Frank Gehry (local boy architect) with an extensive collection of Canadian and International Ar... read more

It is an art museum in Toronto. Its collection includes more than 80,000 works spanning the first century to the present day. The gallery has 45,000 square metres (480,000 sq ft) of physical space,... read more

I think I seriously underestimated the AGO for a number of years. Only when I recently attended with kids to see a special event of Monet paintings, did I come to appreciate this place a bit more.... read more

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This theatre is the home of the annual Toronto International Film Festival. Throughout the year this extravagant theatre shows independent, cultural, and world acclaimed films for arts and film ent... read more

The best cinema in town; ground zero for Toronto International Film Festival hype. Featuring two great restaurants: the casual O and B Canteen with its street side patio - great for people-watching... read more

The Toronto International Film Festival is rapidly becoming one of the most prestigious of its type in the world. Celebrities and cinema fans flock to the city for this annual event to enjoy the be... read more

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The Hockey Hall of Fame is located in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. Dedicated to the history of ice hockey, it is both a museum and a hall of fame.

A mecca for hockey fans, the Hockey Hall of Fame features more than 57,000 square feet of interactivity, hands-on games, theatres, the Stanley Cup and the finest collection of hockey artefacts.

If you are a hockey fan, you would like to visit the Hockey Hall of Fame to the Stanley Cup.

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If you're traveling with kids, the Ontario Science Center has a floor dedicated to kids play. Entertainment for hours. There is a restaurant at the lowest level and a very nice outdoor courtyard i... read more

The Science Centre is incredible, with a lot of interactive activities for kids, and adults, as well as having astonishingly beautiful films available on the IMAX screen. Check ahead for shows and... read more

Science and nature enthusiasts unite! Spend your rainy and sunny days checking out the latest exhibits focused on science and nature. Hands-on exhibits for all ages!

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An unusual and unique Toronto attraction: a museum of footwear. Changing exhibitions display shoes from world cultures and fashion history, and celebrity shoes!

The Bata Shoe Museum is a footwear museum located at Bloor & St George St. in the Bloor St. Culture Corridor. The museum collects, researches, preserves, and exhibits footwear from around the world.

The Bata Shoe Museum is a footwear museum that collects, researches, preserves, and exhibits footwear from around the world.

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The Gardiner Museum is the only museum in Canada devoted exclusively to ceramic art. It is located on Queen’s Park just south of Bloor Street in Toronto, opposite the Royal Ontario Museum.

For ceramic art - fascinating. They also hold pottery class on weekends. Well worth attending. Inexpensive and fun. They fire your work and you can pick it up the following weekend.

Often overlooked, this museum has a great collection of ceramic art in a low-key atmosphere. Great place to get away from the crowds. Outstanding museum shop, especially if you are in the market fo... read more

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Black Creek Pioneer Village is an open-air heritage museum just west of York University for anyone wanting to learn more about Canadian Pioneer history. Black Creek brewery also brews their beer here!

A visit to Black Creek Pioneer Village is a step back in time to 19th-century Ontario. Forty authentically restored homes, workshops, public buildings and farms recreate the atmosphere of life in a... read more

Black Creek Pioneer Village is more than a collection of buildings and artifacts. Here, you will become immersed in the lifestyles, customs, and surroundings of early residents who built the founda... read more

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Fantastic collected works of the famed Group of Seven. The grounds are exquisite. This is a lovely day trip.

The McMichael has an impressive collection of Canadian art featuring the Group of Seven, and of contemporary First Nations art as well as prints, drawings and carvings

The McMichael Gallery is a wonderful space that shows off the best of Canadian art. Set in a large park with quirky sculptures, the gallery itself has a number of exhibition spaces.

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You can find the history of the Railway in Canada.

Takes you back to the old waterfront which is crowded by trains. Don't forget to taste the fresh beer form the Steam Whistle brewing.

Where adjacent streets like Grand Trunk get their names from. Built on the former Railway Lands, it preserves the physical legacy, history and experience of rail transportation in Toronto and Onta... read more

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Incredible curation and programming. Beautiful collections and special exhibits, always. Plus, a wonderful hands on space for kiddos.

Learn about the importance of textiles in our lives and culture at this museum!

If you like fabric and textiles from around the world, it's a place to check-out.

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Stunning museum designed by Japanese Pritzker Prize-winner Fumihiko Maki and Indian modernist Charles Correa, together w/ Toronto’s Moriyama & Teshima Architects. + 10 acres of stunning gardens.

It's a bit of a "long trip from downtown Toronto" and other disadvantages (e.g., scarce parking) of its location next to the DVP north of Eglinton. But it has a wonderful goal: "to encourage interc... read more

"The aim of the Aga Khan Museum will be to offer unique insights and new perspectives into Islamic civilizations and the cultural threads that weave through history binding us all together. My hope... read more

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Great Toronto Historic House & Gardens

Historic home with beautiful gardens.

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Markham Museum is a 25-acre open-air museum, located in Markham, Ontario, Canada. It is dedicated to the preservation of old buildings and artefacts from Markham's past, especially as a rural villa... read more

Newly renovated and expanded. A beautiful grounds for great pictures and historic buildings to see.

It tells story of the history of Markham.

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Gibson House is a museum in the North York Centre neighbourhood in the former city of North York in Toronto, Ontario, Canada.

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Toronto's First Mayor, William Lyon Mackenzie.

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Built in 1822, Campbell House is a heritage house and museum. It’s one of the few remaining examples of Georgian architecture in Toronto and the oldest remaining house from the Town of York. The bu... read more

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The two-acre Bradley Museum is located on the edge of Lake Ontario, nestled in a 70-year old maple grove. The site has accessible nature trails, connects to the Waterfront Bike Trail and is within ... read more

This museum shows the life of early settlers to this area.

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This is southern Canada's only museum devoted exclusively to art made by Inuit nations.

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They have a museum that's worth checking out.

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Small pioneer village with free parking and fantastic park with walking path.

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Really great commercial gallery.

One of the top contemporary galleries in the city.

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Excellent exhibitions that change frequently, and it's always hopping on the weekend!! Just wander by on Thursday or Friday nights. The best new Canadian art, no question.

Great collection of modern Canadian art nestled in the midst of many smaller galleries and artisanal shops.

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Another interesting Queen West art gallery.

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A hidden historical spot, check it out.

Set in the scenic Don Valley, Todmorden Mills Heritage Site is a complex of historic buildings which were once part of the small industrial community of Todmorden. Visitors can discover the lives ... read more

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With more than 165 years of history, this exquisite Georgian style estate was home to four generations of the Harris and Sayers families. Noted for its quiet presence in a picturesque park-like se... read more