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Come to the TMC and participate in a full roster of programming that includes curators’ and artists’ talks, lectures, technical workshops and identification clinics, seminars and family days. Find the program that interests you on our event calendar.

Docent-led public tours of the galleries are available every Sunday and are free with paid admission to the Museum. Tours begin at 2:00 PM at the main entrance. Specialized tours are available for groups. See Group Visits (adults) or School Visits (students and teachers) for more information.


Conscious Consumption: Object + Idea

Runs from March 27 to May 1, 2014

A new series of talks throughout the city that invite you to ask big questions about what you eat, wear and take in.

Private Dinner and Reception with Fashion Historian Akiko Fukai

Monday, April 21 at 6:30 pm

The Textile Museum of Canada Board of Trustees is pleased to host a private dinner and reception with Akiko Fukai, Director and Chief Curator of the Kyoto Costume Institute.

SOLD OUT! From Kimonos to Comme des Garçons: An Evening with Fashion Historian Akiko Fukai

Tuesday, April 22 at 6:30 pm

Join us for a special lecture followed by an exclusive reception with Akiko Fukai, Director and Chief Curator of the Kyoto Costume Institute and one of Japan’s most respected fashion historians.


Exhibition Tour: From Geisha to Diva

Wednesday May 14 at 6:30 pm

Join TMC curator Natalia Nekrassova as she discusses the subtleties of Ichimaru’s personal style through the iconic Japanese garment – the kimono.

Doors Open Toronto 2014 at the TMC

Saturday May 24 - Sunday May 25, 2014

On Saturday May 24 and Sunday May 25, the TMC will open its doors as part of the City of Toronto's 15th Annual Doors Open Event. Visit free of charge for one weekend only!

More Than Just a Yardage Sale

Friday, May 30 from 11 am - 6 pm and Saturday, May 31 from 11 am - 2 pm

Shoppers have their pick of an eclectic mix including yardages, yarns, patterns, quilt fabrics, notions and crafts at this annual fundraising sale organized by TMC Volunteers.

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