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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.


TMC Shop: 20% Off Select Kids Crafting and Activity Kits

Wednesday October 1 to Friday October 31, 2014

Select Kids Crafting and Activity Kits are 20% off this month.


BMO Financial Group reDesign 2014

Tuesday, November 4 at 6:30 pm

Join us for an exciting evening to launch an inspired fashion and décor collection created by leading Canadian designers.

Irma Boom: Making Books, Stripes and Art

Wednesday November 5 at 6:30 pm

The Textile Museum of Canada is pleased to present Amsterdam-based designer Irma Boom, acclaimed internationally for her innovative book and graphic design.

Volunteer Appreciation Sale

Wednesday November 19

Active TMC volunteers get double their discount in the TMC Shop!

Antique Appraisals with Bonhams

Saturday November 22 from 10 am to 5 pm

Bring your personal treasures, family heirlooms and lucky finds for a one on one consultation and professional appraisal with leading Bonhams appraisers and specialists.


Curator’s Tour: From Ashgabat to Istanbul: Oriental Rugs from Canadian Collections

Wednesday December 3 at 6:30 pm

Join Curator Natalia Nekrassova in the gallery as she identifies key characteristics of the weaving cultures featured in the exhibition.

TMC Members visit the Royal Ontario Museum for FREE!

Saturday December 13 and Sunday December 14, 2014

Textile Museum of Canada Members are invited to enjoy a weekend of exploration and discovery at the Royal Ontario Museum for free!


Exhibition Tour: Urban Fabric

Saturday January 17 at 2 pm

Join Curator Deborah Wang and featured artists Scott Eunson and Shlomi Greenspan for a conversation in the gallery, highlighting the creation of the new work developed specifically for this exhibition and the specific geographies that inspired.


Adventurers, Connoisseurs and Dealers: The Rise of Toronto’s Oriental Rug Traders

Wednesday March 11 at 6:30 pm

Join Neil Brochu, Coordinator of Collections and Conservation for the City of Toronto’s museum services, as he traces the history of the Oriental rug trade in Toronto and profiles its most defining individuals and businesses.


Talking Points: Rug Collectors

Wednesday April 8 at 6:30 pm

Join us for a gallery walk through and reception with Curator Natalia Nekrassova and local rug collectors who have loaned pieces to the exhibition From Ashgabat to Istanbul.

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