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Textile Museum of Canada

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Address: 55 Centre Avenue, Toronto, Ontario M5G 2H5, Canada
Phone Number: (416) 599-5321
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Description: The only museum of its kind in the country, featuring exhibits of...
The only museum of its kind in the country, featuring exhibits of beautiful clothing, carpets, quilts and ceremonial objects from around the world.
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Flashback! Clothes I used to wear!

Growing up in the 50's and 60's and sewing my own clothes it was fun to see where some of the knock-off designs I sewed with came from. It's small with a fantastic gift shop... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 11, 2015
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Granville Ferry, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015 NEW

I recommend you buy the $20.00 pass that allows you to visit the Textile Museum of Canada, the Bata Shoe Museum and the Gardiner Ceramics Museum (each with $15.00 admission on their own)...so a great saving. The Textile Museum currently has a fascinating exhibition of Frida Kahlo's clothing, and photos of her in Mexican costume taken by her photographer lover... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2015

The current special exhibit of textiles from Picasso to Warhol makes a visit to this museum especially worthwhile at this time.

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rocky river ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2015

small but with two great exhibits when i visited. definitely worth a stop if you are interested in design or craft. small enough to cover in an hour.

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San Francisco, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2015

Growing up in the 50's and 60's and sewing my own clothes it was fun to see where some of the knock-off designs I sewed with came from. It's small with a fantastic gift shop, although you do have to hunt and peck to find things. They are there, however.

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Southern NJ
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2015

This was our second visit to the Textile Museum of Canada, with the first one back in 2003. Once again, the museum had some very interesting exhibitions. The premier exhibit, Artist Textiles: Picasso to Warhol gave us the opportunity to see famous artists including Dali, Miro, and Picasso, in an entirely different world, that of commercial fabrics. (No photography allowed.)... More 

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Florida
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015

I'd have been unhappy if I'd paid the full $15 CAD admission price for this minimal experience. A friend and I bought a 3-museum pass for $20 CAD, so we felt we got our money's worth at about $7. Displays are on two floors. The lower of the two houses temporary displays, which are changed 3-4 times a year. This... More 

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Scotland, South Dakota
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015

My friend and I were traveling through--we stopped here on a whim, and hadn't done any research ahead of time. Neither of us are "into" textiles and it was fantastic. I would definitely visit again if I ever have the chance.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2015

I'm not an arts and crafts person, but visited the museum as I was curious about the concept of a textile museum. I was lucky to arrive just before the 2pm tour of the "Good Beginnings: Children's Hats and Clothing from China" exhibition. The tour was fascinating - lots of good information about the history and practices that resulted in... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 5, 2015

The museum is small and very welcoming. The exhibits change often. At the moment they have Oriental rugs from public and private collections across Canada. I am no expert and really enjoyed the display. The rooms are spacious , the artifacts well documented and the lighting very good. I would have loved to touch them and take a couple home.... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2014

The size of the museum is just right for an ignorant visitor like me. I think any more rugs would have been boring unless rugs are your thing. There was not much diversity and the artifacts were from a relatively narrow selection of countries, hence not much to surprise and delight. The other exhibits were much more interesting and the... More 

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