With over 125 Toronto museums, a visit to our creative city will set in motion your discovery of a dynamic cultural scene. Toronto museums will take you on a journey through rich history and Toronto museums of art will capture your imagination.
Unexpected treasures like the Bata Shoe Museum (featuring…you guessed it, shoes!) and the Gardiner Museum, devoted to ceramic art, will pleasantly surprise you. World-class wonders like Canada’s largest museum, the Royal Ontario Museum which has recently undergone an extensive renovation, has an astonishing collection of natural and cultural history featuring more than 6 million objects living up to your highest expectations.
Explore over 300 works of Inuit art, including sculpture in stone, antler, ivory and bone, innovative prints, drawings, ceramics and textile art at the Museum of Inuit Art. Marvel at spectacular works of art spanning 100 AD to the present day at the newly transformed Toronto art museum, the Art Gallery of Ontario. North-west of the city visit the McMichael Canadian Art Collection, a gallery devoted to Canadian art and artists who have made important contributions to Canada’s unique artistic heritage.
With a museum for every level of interest you'll be hard pressed to include just one on your Toronto vacation itinerary.
The Royal Ontario Museum Toronto, one of the world's leading natural history and world culture museums, which was designed by Toronto-based architects Darling and Pearson.
Explore the museum's bat cave, travel in time to Egypt or Asia, follow the footsteps of ancient dinosaurs. Each featured exhibition rivals the last with international displays from art to artifacts.
One of the most prominent art museums in North America, the Art Gallery of Ontario was one of the first Toronto museums founded. Established by a small group of Toronto citizens in 1900, the Art Gallery of Ontario now holds a collection of over 80,000 art works, including present works and pieces dating all the way back to 100 A.D.
The Toronto museum of art showcases art, culture, and the heritage of North America and Europe. In this Toronto museum of art, you'll find outstanding Canadian collections along with European masterpieces from renowned artists like Edgar Degas, Claude Monet, and Vincent van Gogh, and celebrated American works including paintings, photographs, and sculptures.
A majestic castle built between 1911 and 1914 in classic gothic revival European style, Casa Loma was the home of wealthy Canadian financier and industrialist, Sir Henry Pellatt. Full of secret passages, towers, and magnificently decorated suites, Casa Loma sits on a breathtaking five-acre estate of gardens and even features an 800-foot tunnel. Step back to grandeur as you explore this prominent estate and foremost castle of Canada in Toronto, now a museum and historic landmark.