Textile Museum of Canada

55 Centre Ave
Toronto ON
M5G 2H5

Wed | 11:30am – 6:30pm
Thurs – Sat | 10am – 5pm
Sun – Tues | Closed

  • Accessibility

    Entrance – The museum shears 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 – 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.

    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 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.

  • Getting There

    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.

    By Transit:

    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

    By Car:

    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.

About Textile Museum of Canada

The Textile Museum’s exhibitions present the work of local, national, and international contemporary artists and often draws from the it’s permanent collection. The Museum is an internationally renowned educational institution, recognized for the relevance and diversity of its exhibitions, innovative approaches to educational programs, and the significance and digital accessibility of its permanent collection.

Audio Site Introduction:

Artworks at Textile Museum of Canada

Image of works by Janet Kigusiuq
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Janet Kigusiuq at Textile Museum of Canada

Janet Kigusiuq’s practice explores the relationship between representation and abstraction. Like her mother, Jessie Oonark, Janet was born in the Back River area some 200 kilometres north of Qamani’tuaq. She…

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Image of works by Jessie Oonark
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Jessie Oonark at Textile Museum of Canada

Jessie Oonark grew up north of Baker Lake, surviving extreme hardship, starvation, and the death of four of her thirteen children. Her father and grandfather were shamans, and within this…

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Image of works by Victoria Mamnguqsualuk
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Victoria Mamnguqsualuk at Textile Museum of Canada

Over the course of her career, Victoria Mamnguqsualuk often returned to the same character, Kiviuq (alternatively spelled Qiviuq, Keeveok, or Kivioq, and, in Greenland, Qooqa) in her work. A migrant,…

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