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Introduction

The Textile Museum of Canada is one of Toronto's most engaging visual arts organizations.  With more than 12,000 objects from more than 200 countries and regions, the TMC's permanent collection celebrates cultural diversity and includes traditional fabrics, garments, carpets and related artifacts such as beadwork and basketry.  The Museum offers a broad variety of exhibitions including themed shows based on our permanent collection and contemporary exhibitions of the work of Canadian and international artists.

With more than 12,000 objects from more than 200 countries & regions, the TMC’s permanent collection celebrates cultural diversity

Incorporated in 1975 as the Canadian Museum of Carpets and Textiles, the TMC first presented its collection in a very modest room in Toronto's Mirvish Village. In 1989 we celebrated the opening of our new facility at 55 Centre Avenue. Now known as the Textile Museum of Canada, the TMC has gained international recognition for the quality and importance of its collection, the excellence of its exhibitions and programming. Visitors to the galleries can experience the traditions, skills and creative processes that make textile arts so engaging.

Visit fibrespace, our permanent hands-on gallery where guests are introduced, in both physical and tactile ways, to the many ways textiles influence their lives.  Touch and explore the properties of cloth and see the endless possibilities of pattern and decoration.  In fibrespace visitors will - discover fibre, discover colour, discover textiles and discover meaning.

Open seven days a week, the TMC is in the heart of downtown Toronto steps from the St. Patrick subway station and several blocks from the Eaton Centre, Toronto City Hall, and the Art Gallery of Ontario.

fibrespace hands-on galleryTMC Permanent Collection Artifact
The Blues, installation view.  Photo: Jill Kitchener