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McMichael Canadian Art Collection

10365 Islington Ave, Kleinburg, Vaughan, Ontario L0J 1C0, Canada
+1 905-893-1121
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Wonderful collections of two types of aboriginal art.

By chance, we went the day that the new director opened a special collection so it was busy. The... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Peterborough, Canada
Overpriced, nothing interesting, doesn't worth a visit

So, my boyfriend wanted to make me a surprise. We decided to drive all this way to realize that we... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
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Canadian art and stories - through a distinctly Canadian art experience.The McMichael Canadian Art Collection offers its visitors a unique and truly Canadian experience. From the art within the gallery on its walls to the surrounding landscape, the McMichael is the perfect gallery for an introduction to Canada's art, its peoples, their cultures and their history.Renowned for its devotion to collecting only Canadian art, the McMichael permanent collection consists of almost 6,000 artworks by Tom Thomson, the Group of Seven, their contemporaries, and First Nations, Inuit and other artists who have made a contribution to Canada's artistic heritage.The gallery welcomes on average 100,000 visitors annually.Intriguing. Inviting. Inspiring.The McMichael Canadian Art Collection is a major public art gallery devoted solely to collecting Canadian art. The gallery offers visitors the unique opportunity to enjoy Canadian landscape paintings in the woodland setting that inspired them. Plus the McMichael brings internationally acclaimed touring exhibitions to its audience, providing a broader context for the collection and also reflecting today's audience's higher demand and interest in art. The McMichael's goal is to bring visitors diverse, creative, high-quality, thought-provoking exhibitions, in order to continually keep its audience engaged and interested.Built of fieldstone and hand-hewn logs, the McMichael houses thirteen exhibition galleries and is situated amid 100 acres of serene conservation land. Floor-to-ceiling windows enable visitors to enjoy marvellous views of the densely wooded Humber River Valley.Through a network of outdoor paths and hiking trails, visitors can discover outdoor sculptures and wander the McMichael Cemetery where six Group of Seven members and gallery co-founders Robert and Signe McMichael have been laid to rest.See. Do. Discover.The McMichael displays a wide range of exhibitions each year, and offers a stimulating array of programs and events for people of all ages. They include curators' lectures, tours, music performances, kids' camps, workshops, school programs and hands-on art activities.Experience Canada in a day at the McMichael Canadian Art Collection.
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10365 Islington Ave, Kleinburg, Vaughan, Ontario L0J 1C0, Canada

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Reviewed 1 week ago

By chance, we went the day that the new director opened a special collection so it was busy. The collection of Alex Janvier's work should be seen by all Canadians along with his life history starting in the residential school system. A stunning collection. Annie...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

So, my boyfriend wanted to make me a surprise. We decided to drive all this way to realize that we needed to pay the parking $7. Then, the girl from the reception informed us that 4 rooms are not available to visit , we had...More

Thank Elena P
Reviewed 1 week ago

My 84-year-old mother and I visited the McMichael Gallery today. It's the first time we've been in years. I grew up in Toronto and have many fond memories of my visits to the gallery with family and school groups. Today's visit was disappointing for both...More

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MCACgallery, Public Relations Manager at McMichael Canadian Art Collection, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for taking the time to provide your feedback, and we are sorry to hear that you and your mother had a negative experience at the McMichael. Recently, we raised our parking fee from $5 to $7 to help cover increased land maintenance fees,...More

Reviewed November 10, 2017

We visited the McMichael Collection for the first time in October. It's in a beautiful setting and if it had been a nicer day, we definitely would have enjoyed strolling the paths. The artwork displayed was very interesting, although I would have liked to see...More

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Reviewed November 10, 2017

McMichael Gallery is certainly a place I could visit yearly. Several of my friends have had exhibits there. I particularly enjoyed seeing the photos the Waddingtons took of locations painted by the Group of Seven. Another favourite highlighted water photos. Ellen Cameron had two in...More

Thank Winnie S
Reviewed November 9, 2017 via mobile

The McMichael art gallery is not to be missed. They have beautiful ground and you can go on great hiking trails. They also have amazing art collections and a number of different events that cater to many people of all ages.

Thank cicigirl
Reviewed November 8, 2017

The McMichael is one of my favourite places in Canada to spend a sunny Autumn day and this spectacular October day was no exception. A sunny walk from Kleinburg completed by a stroll through the sculpture gardens on the grounds of the McMichael made for...More

Thank TessmacTraveller
Reviewed October 29, 2017

This had to be the worst lunch I have ever had ! We were on a bus trip and they seated us in the basement, I was hoping to sit in the resturant. I think the person who does the write ups for the art...More

Thank HikerOntario
Reviewed October 21, 2017

Enjoyed the Tom Thompson works and the "Seven Guitars" exhibit. Loved walking through the gallery - many of the windows act as frames for the beautiful nature vistas outside. Hoped to see more of the Group of Seven.

Thank frenchtravellers77
Reviewed October 17, 2017 via mobile

Museum's park-like location is gorgeous but a bit off the beaten track (15 miles or so north of Toronto's main airport). We've visited three times (twice in 2017) and have enjoyed all visits. Exhibits change. "Seven Guitars" exhibit has been extended into 2018 and tells...More

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I also drove but if you check with a chance company called ShortTrips. You may be able to arrange a day trip with transportation included.
November 5, 2015|
Response from MCACgallery | Property representative |
Our winter hours are Tuesday to Sunday, 10 am to 4 pm Closed Mondays We are open on Holiday Mondays, 10 am to 4 pm We are closed on December 25 More information can be found on our website (see link in profile as we are... More