Museums and Art Galleries
Toronto Museums and Art Galleries
- Royal Ontario Museum
Located across from Park Hyatt Toronto Yorkville, the Royal Ontario Museum (ROM) is the largest museum of its kind in Canada and among the largest museums in North America. The museum features dozens of exhibits dedicated to world cultures and natural history, public education programs, remarkable architecture, hands-on galleries, and interesting traveling exhibitions. See for yourself why the ROM is one of the most beloved museums of Toronto.
- Art Gallery of Ontario
Formerly known as the Art Museum of Toronto, the Art Gallery of Ontario (AGO) houses a collection of more than 80,000 objects of art. Works are presented in distinct exhibitions including photography, prints and drawings, modern and contemporary art, European paintings and sculpture, and Canadian, African and Oceanic collections. AGO is one of the largest art museums in North America.
- Gardiner Museum
Gardiner Museum in Toronto is one the world’s most unique specialty museums. Dedicated wholly to the art of ceramics, the Gardiner explores the ancient art form through the history of civilization to its contemporary importance. This interesting Toronto museum is located walking distance from Park Hyatt Toronto Yorkville.
- Bata Shoe Museum
Step into the Bata Shoe Museum for a walk through thousands of years of history. The Bata Shoe Museum comprises four galleries that explore all things shoes. View authentic Chinese foot binding shoes, ancient Egyptian sandals, couture, classic footwear and much more. Exhibits not only display thousands of years of shoes, but they tell the stories of civilization and society through the soles of their feet. Park Hyatt Toronto Yorkville is located less than a half-mile from this unique Toronto museum.
- Ontario Science Centre
Experiment with the worlds of science and technology at the Ontario Science Centre. A fascinating Toronto museum for all ages, the Ontario Science Centre offers hands-on exhibits, mind-bending discovery, IMAX theatre, and special engagements.
- CBC Museum
The CBC Museum celebrates the enormous impact that the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation has made on Canada since 1936. CBC is the country’s national broadcaster. The CBC Museum tells the history of news and storytelling from the lens of the CBC.
- Design Exchange
Housed in the historic Stock Exchange building in downtown Toronto, the Design Exchange is a Toronto museum dedicated to the art of design across myriad disciplines from fashion and architecture to furniture and graphic arts.
- McMichael Canadian Art Collection
In a Toronto suburb 40km (25 miles) north of downtown, the McMichael Canadian Art Collection is a renowned art gallery that showcases only Canadian artists. The collection comprises nearly 6,000 works and is displayed in part throughout 13 galleries onsite. The McMichael is situated on 100 acres of wooded conservation land overlooking the Humber River Valley.
- Museum of Contemporary Canadian Art
Contemplate global and social issues and themes through artists’ interpretations at the Museum of Contemporary Canadian Art. This thought provoking museum in Toronto is located in the Art & Design District, a dynamic art community in the heart of Toronto.
- Textile Museum of Canada
The Textile Museum of Canada is among the museums of Toronto that focus on niche themes. With a passion for textiles, this Toronto museum is a global leader in the collection, research and exhibition of textiles and their role in society throughout history. The museum features a permanent collection of over 8,000 textiles and related artifacts.
- University of Toronto Art Centre
Located is the Museum District alongside such famous Toronto museums as the Royal Ontario Museum and the Art Gallery of Ontario, the University of Toronto Art Centre features a wide variety of art forms and media from many time periods. The Centre is open to the public.