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Toronto Museums

Toronto Museums

 Museums in Toronto

Toronto is the capital city of the province of Ontario and the largest city in Canada by population.

Toronto is a center of business, finance, arts, and culture, and is recognized as one of the most multicultural and cosmopolitan cities in the world.

Its diverse cultural institutions, which include numerous museums and galleries, entertainment districts, and national historic sites.

During the history of this region, indigenous peoples have traveled through and inhabited the Toronto area for more than 10,000 years.

The British established the town of York in 1793 and later designated it as the capital of Upper Canada. During the War of 1812, the town was the site of the Battle of York and suffered massive damage by United States troops.

York was renamed and incorporated in 1834 as the city of Toronto. The city is home to the Toronto Stock Exchange, the headquarters of Canada’s largest banks, and its economy is highly diversified.

A Tour of Toronto’s Museums

  • Art Gallery of Ontario
  • Royal Ontario Museum
  • Gardiner Museum
  • Aga Khan Museum
  • Casa Loma
  • Textile Museum of Canada
  • Ontario Science Centre
  • Hockey Hall of Fame
  • Spadina Museum
  • Mackenzie House
  • Fort York National Historic Site
  • Colborne Lodge
  • Museum of Contemporary Art Toronto Canada
  • The Power Plant Contemporary Art Gallery
  • Black Creek Pioneer Village
  • Scarborough Museum
  • Campbell House Museum
  • Toronto Railway Museum
  • Gibson House Museum
  • Todmorden Mills Heritage Site
  • Toronto Police Museum and Discovery Centre
  • Bata Shoe Museum
  • Montgomery’s Inn
  • MZTV Museum Of Television
  • McMichael Canadian Art Collection

Toronto’s Museums

  • Country:             Canada
  • Capital:               Ottawa
  • Largest city:       Toronto
  • Languages:        English & French
  • Population:        35 million
  • Confederation – 1867
  • Statute of Westminster – 1931
  • Canadian Citizenship Act – 1947
  • Patriation – 1982

A Virtual Tour of the Museums in Canada





Map of Museums in Toronto

Fort York National Historic Site, Toronto, Ontario

Royal Ontario Museum – Toronto

Walking Tour of Royal Ontario Museum ROM Toronto Ontario Canada


“Patience is a tree whose root is bitter, but its fruit is very sweet.”
– Canadian Proverb


Photo Credit: By Rob Sinclair (Toronto by nightUploaded by Skeezix1000) [CC BY-SA 2.0 (], via Wikimedia Commons