List of museums in Toronto

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This is a list of museums in the city of Toronto, in the province of Ontario, Canada. Also included are non-profit art galleries and university art galleries. Museums that exist only in cyberspace (i.e., virtual museums) are not included.

See also List of museums in Ontario for museums in the rest of the province.

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Name Neighborhood Area Type Summary
48th Highlanders Museum Entertainment District Downtown Toronto Military website, history of the 48th Highlanders of Canada
A Space Gallery Fashion District Downtown Toronto Art website, artist-run contemporary art gallery
Aga Khan Museum Don Mills North York Art Muslim arts and culture
Applewood Homestead Eatonville Etobicoke Historic house website, 1870-1890 period homestead
Art Gallery of Ontario Grange Park Downtown Toronto Art Includes Canadian and European art, decorative arts, contemporary art, sculpture
Art Gallery of York University York University Heights North York Art website, part of York University, contemporary art
Art Museum at the University of Toronto University of Toronto Downtown Toronto Art website, contemporary art museum comprising the adjacent Justina M. Barnicke Gallery at Hart House and the University of Toronto Art Centre at University College. Also includes The Malcove Collection of
Bata Shoe Museum University of Toronto Downtown Toronto Fashion History of footwear from around the world
Black Creek Pioneer Village York University Heights North York Living Early-to-mid-19th century village
Campbell House Museum Old Town Downtown Toronto Historic house 19th century period house, includes an art gallery
Canadian Language Museum University of Toronto Downtown Toronto Language Promotes the languages of Canada and the scientific study of languages
Canadian Motorsport Heritage Museum Automobile Race cars and Canadian motorsports heritage, museum under development
Canadian Sculpture Centre Church and Wellesley Downtown Toronto Art Contemporary Canadian sculpture gallery, operated by the Sculptors Society of Canada
Casa Loma Casa Loma Downtown Toronto Historic house Early 20th century mansion
CBC Museum Entertainment District Downtown Toronto Media Television and radio history of the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation
Cedar Ridge Creative Centre Woburn Scarborough Art website, art centre with exhibit gallery
Colborne Lodge Swansea Downtown Toronto Historic house Mid-19th century period cottage, operated by Toronto Culture
Design Exchange Financial District Downtown Toronto Art Canadian and international historic and contemporary design
Doris McCarthy Gallery University of Toronto Scarborough Scarborough Art Contemporary art gallery of the university[1]
Enoch Turner Schoolhouse Corktown Downtown Toronto Education Victorian period schoolhouse, open for group programs
Etobicoke Civic Centre Gallery Etobicoke Art website, local artists
First Floor Gallery & Architecture and Design Gallery University of Toronto Downtown Toronto Art website, part of the John H. Daniels Faculty of Architecture, Landscape and Design, exhibitions of architecture, landscape architecture, urban design and allied design fields
Fort York National Historic Site Fort York Downtown Toronto Military War of 1812 buildings, exhibits and historical re-enactments, operated by Toronto Culture
Gallery Arcturus Garden District Downtown Toronto Art website, free, public contemporary art museum with rotating exhibits as well as workshops
Gardiner Museum University of Toronto Downtown Toronto Art Ceramic art
Gibson House North York Centre North York Historic house Mid-19th century period home, operated by Toronto Culture
Glendon Gallery Lawrence Park Downtown Toronto Art website, part of Glendon College of York University, contemporary art
The Grange Grange Park Downtown Toronto Historic house 1835-1840 period mansion, operated by the Art Gallery of Ontario
Historic Zion Schoolhouse Don Valley Village North York Education website, 1864 one-room schoolhouse, restored to 1910 period, operated by Toronto Culture
Hockey Hall of Fame Financial District Downtown Toronto Sports Ice hockey
InterAccess Electronic Media Arts Centre Trinity–Bellwoods Downtown Toronto Art Media arts
Japanese Canadian Cultural Centre Don Mills North York Art Gendai Gallery presents contemporary art with an East Asian perspective
Koffler Centre of the Arts Westminster–Branson North York Art Contemporary arts centre
Lakeshore Grounds Interpretive Centre Long Branch-Mimico Etobicoke Museum website, Free exhibit and gallery spaces, workshops, & interpretive tours
Mackenzie House Garden District Downtown Toronto Historic house 1860s Victorian period house, operated by Toronto Culture
Market Gallery St. Lawrence Downtown Toronto Multiple Changing exhibits of Toronto's history, art and culture, located at the St. Lawrence Market
Mercer Union Wallace Emerson Downtown Toronto Art Artist-run contemporary art centre
Montgomery's Inn Islington-City Centre West Etobicoke Historic house 1847 period historic inn, operated by Toronto Culture
Morris and Sally Justein Heritage Museum North York Jewish website, located in the Baycrest Centre for Geriatric Care, exhibits of Judaic heritage and culture
Museum of Contemporary Art Toronto Canada Trinity–Bellwoods Downtown Toronto Art Also known as MOCA. Formerly known as the Museum of Contemporary Canadian Art
MZTV Museum of Television Liberty Village Downtown Toronto Media website, historic television sets and memorabilia
Neilson Park Creative Centre Markland Wood Etobicoke Art website, includes two galleries for exhibits of contemporary fine arts and crafts
Ontario College of Art & Design Galleries Grange Park Downtown Toronto Art Part of the Ontario College of Art & Design, includes the Graduate and Student galleries
Ontario Science Centre Flemingdon Park North York Science Themes include geology, nature, astronomy, music, technology, anatomy, communications
Open Studio Gallery Fashion District Downtown Toronto Art website, artist-run printmaking centre
Oral History Museum Glen Park North York History website, oral histories of different ethnic peoples of Canada, combining the spoken word with photographs, multi-media and computer simulation
Osborne Collection of Early Children's Books Grange Park Downtown Toronto Library website, located in the Lillian H. Smith District Branch of the Toronto Public Library, changing exhibits of books, art, documents and more from the collection
Parliament Interpretive Centre Old Town Downtown Toronto History Operated by the Ontario Heritage Trust, history of Toronto's first parliament
Power Plant Harbourfront Downtown Toronto Art Contemporary art gallery
Queen's Own Rifles of Canada Regimental Museum Casa Loma Downtown Toronto Military History of The Queen's Own Rifles of Canada, located on the third floor of Casa Loma
Redpath Sugar Museum Harbourfront Downtown Toronto Food Sugar manufacture and industry in Canada
Reuben & Helene Dennis Museum Humewood–Cedarvale York Jewish website, located in Beth Tzedec Synagogue; Jewish art, ceremonial objects and history
Riverdale Farm Cabbagetown Downtown Toronto Farm Working heritage farm with an 1860s to 1920s Ontario focus
Royal Canadian Military Institute Museum Grange Park Downtown Toronto Military Includes guns, swords, spears, other weapons from around the world, badges, uniforms, medals, art, miniatures, photographs and other military memorabilia
Royal Ontario Museum University of Toronto Downtown Toronto Multiple Includes dinosaurs, Near Eastern and African art, East Asian art, European history, and Canadian history
Royal Regiment of Canada Museum Fort York Downtown Toronto Military History of The Royal Regiment of Canada, located in the Fort York Armoury
Ryerson Image Centre Garden District Downtown Toronto Art Operated by Ryerson University, includes gallery spaces for photography, new media, installation art and film
Saint Mark's Coptic Museum Steeles Scarborough Art website, Coptic and Christian art, icons, coins, crosses, manuscripts, pottery, woodwork
Scarborough Museum Bendale Scarborough History website, local history, 1910s period house, mid-19th century log house, carriage works, operated by Toronto Culture
Spadina House Casa Loma Downtown Toronto Historic house Historic mansion reflecting four generations and periods, operated by Toronto Culture
Taras Shevchenko Museum High Park North Downtown Toronto Biographical website, life and works of Ukrainian poet Taras Shevchenko
Textile Museum of Canada Financial District Downtown Toronto Textile Includes fabrics, ceremonial cloths, garments, carpets, quilts and related artifacts
Thomas Fisher Rare Book Library University of Toronto Downtown Toronto Library Changing exhibits of books, art, documents and other literary works from its collections
Tollkeeper's Cottage Bracondale Hill Downtown Toronto Historic 1800's Heritage museum
Todmorden Mills Heritage Museum and Arts Centre Playter Estates Downtown Toronto Multiple Includes local history and industry museum, art gallery, theatre, operated by Toronto Culture
Toronto Dominion Gallery of Inuit Art Financial District Downtown Toronto Art website, located in the Toronto-Dominion Centre, collection of Inuit art, a cooperative project of Cadillac Fairview and the Toronto-Dominion Bank
Toronto Free Gallery Dufferin Grove Downtown Toronto Art Issues-oriented experimental art in all media
Toronto Police Museum and Discovery Centre Financial District Downtown Toronto Law enforcement website
Toronto Railway Museum Entertainment District Downtown Toronto Railway Located in the John Street Roundhouse
Toronto Reference Library Yonge and Bloor Downtown Toronto Library Changing exhibits from its collections in the TD Gallery
Toronto Scottish Regiment Museum Etobicoke Military History of The Toronto Scottish Regiment (Queen Elizabeth The Queen Mother's Own)
Toronto Sculpture Garden St. Lawrence Downtown Toronto Art Small park with changing sculpture exhibits
Toronto's First Post Office Old Town Downtown Toronto History Historic working post office and museum
Ukrainian Museum of Canada Ontario Branch Harbord Village Downtown Toronto Ethnic website, located in the St. Vladimir Institute, Ukrainian art, folk art, clothing, jewelry, religious objects, heritage and culture


  • Myseum of Toronto, [1], a celebration of the evolution of our communities, cultures, and urban and natural spaces, delivers programming around the city.

Defunct museums[edit]



  1. ^ "Doris McCarthy Gallery". University of Toronto Scarborough. Retrieved 20 October 2015.
  2. ^ "'Small but mighty' Canadian Museum of Inuit Art closing its doors". Canadian Broadcasting Corporation. 19 April 2016. Retrieved 2016-05-30.
  3. ^ "Museum of Inuit Art". 29 May 2016. Retrieved 2016-05-30.

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