Since many of our Artful Circle members travel all over the world, we compiled a list of must-see museums and cultural sites in Toronto, Canada, If you are spending time up north, treat yourself to a visit to any of these places and let us know about your experience. Stay tuned for more lists of exciting locales and art destinations to come…
Allan Gardens Conservatory
19 Horticultural Avenue, Toronto
Stroll leisurely through this historic landmark with its glass-domed Palm House. Full of charm, this oasis of greenery is a special treat where one can discover exotic plants, flowers and some unexpected turtles! Free admission.
Art Gallery of Ontario
317 Dundas Street West, Toronto
Known as AGO, the Art Gallery of Ontario is one of North America’s distinguished art museums. Its collection includes Canadian, European and African art . They also have extensive collections of photography and contemporary art. Get ready for Yayoi Kusama’s Infinity Mirrors on view in Spring 2018.
Bata Shoe Museum
327 Bloor St W, Toronto
Imagine over 13,000 shoes from 4,500 years of history and you have the world-renowned shoe museum. Don’t miss the opportunity to learn about footwear through the ages from Chinese bound foot shoes to glamorous designer heels worn by today’s celebrities.
One Austin Terrace, Toronto
Visit Canada’s majestic castle and step back in time to a period of European splendor. The former home of financier Sir Henry Pellatt, Casa Loma is complete with gorgeous rooms, secret passages, an 800-foot tunnel, towers, stables, and gardens.
Distillery Historic District
Parliament, Mill & Cherry Streets
www.thedistillerydistrict.comSince 2003, this restored historic site is a blend of Victorian architecture with trendy shops, theaters, restaurants, nightlife and art galleries – including a popular light show. It is regarded as Canada’s premier destination for art and culture.
111 Queens Park, Toronto
This museum is located across from the ROM, but stands on its own. It boasts an impressive collection of ceramic art, including ancient American artifacts, Asian ceramics, European porcelain and contemporary ceramics. Also watch for exciting special exhibitions, including their upcoming Yoko Ono: The Riverhead!
Royal Ontario Museum
100 Queens Park, Toronto
The Royal Ontario Museum (ROM) is Canada’s largest museum. Since 1914, the ROM holds over six million objects in its collections of fine art and photography, textiles and fashion, archaeology, the natural sciences and more. From fossils to contemporary culture, the ROM has it all!