The Textile Museum of Canada (TMC) is the only museum in Canada that explores ideas and builds cultural understanding through the universally relevant media of textiles. Located in the heart of downtown Toronto, the Museum’s permanent collection spans nearly 2,000 years and consists of more than 13,000 artifacts. A leader in the digitization of collections and interactive environments, the TMC has been recognized the world over for innovation in the development of landmark educational, research and creative initiatives.

The Textile Museum of Canada is a non-profit cultural and educational institution that focuses on the exhibition, collection, conservation, research and dissemination of the materials and values of everyday life, including archaeological, traditional, innovative and experimental methods and practices.

The Textile Museum of Canada presents rotating exhibitions, changed throughout the year. Exhibitions draw from TMC’s collection and present the work of local, national and international contemporary artists. The TMC also host touring exhibitions and guest curators through various partnerships and collaborations.

While objects from the TMC’s permanent collection are often featured, our full permanent collection is not always on display. To view the collection in its entirety, please visit collections.textilemuseum.ca.

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


The Textile Museum of Canada is a fully accessible facility.