Accessibility at the Textile Museum of Canada

The Textile Museum of Canada is committed to accessibility for all visitors.

Sections below:

Support Persons

Support persons accompanying a visitor with a disability receive free admission. 

The Textile Museum is a participating partner in Easter Seals Canada's Access 2 Entertainment Program. Visit our Membership page for more informationa about this program.

Service Animals

Service animals are welcome at the Textile Museum.


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The entrance to the Textile Museum is at street level. A gently sloped granite and brick surface connects the sidewalk and the entrance. The entrance has a vestibule and two sets of doors with automatic door openers.

Textile Museum of Canada entrance

Image: Street-view of the Textile Museum of Canada's entrance

Width of entrance doorways:

  • Single doors opened by automatic door opener: 33 inches
  • Double doors (requires staff or volunteer assistance to open): 70 inches

‚ÄčTextile Museum of Canada's outer doors Textile Museum of Canada's vestibule and inner doors

Images: Left: Textile Museum of Canada entance, outer doors; Right: Textile Museum of Canada entrance, inner doors

Elevator dimensions:

  • Doorway: 35 inches
  • Length: 60 inches
  • Width: 58.25 inches

Textile Museum of Canada lobby and elevator Textile Museum of Canada elevator

Images: Left: Textile Museum of Canada lobby; Right: Textile Museum of Canada elevator at ground level

About the Space

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The Textile Museum’s public space is on 4 floors. All levels are accessible by elevator.

Washrooms with a wheelchair accessible stall are available on the 2nd floor, accessible by elevator. The doors to these washrooms have automatic door openers.

  • Width of doorways to washroom with accessible stall: 33 inches
  • Width of accessible stall doorway: 34.5 inches

One manual wheelchair is available at the front desk, free of charge. No reservation is required but please feel free to call ahead if you wish.

The Textile Museum has a small lecture theatre. The entrance to the theatre is level and the back row is flat with no fixed seating. Staff and volunteers can re-arrange and remove the chairs in this area as needed. The lecture theatre has stairs down to the presenter area at the front of the theatre. A foldable ramp that provides access to the presenter area is available upon request. Visit our Facility Rentals page for images and more information.

The theatre has double doors; when they are both open, the doorway width is 59 inches.

Large Print Exhibition Guides 

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Large print guides for selected exhibitions are available at the front desk or for download. Please email Anna Richard at to request a digital copy of the large print guide.

Large print guides are currently available for:

Nadia Myre: Balancing Acts

Transit and Parking

The Textile Museum is 150 metres from St Patrick subway station. St Patrick is an accessible station.

There is limited street parking available. There are no designated accessible parking spots in close proximity to the Museum.

Questions and Comments

If you have specific questions or concerns, please contact the Textile Museum in advance of your visit at:

General contact number: 416-599-5321

For more information or if you have any questions or comments regarding accessibility at the Textile Museum, please contact Mab Coates-Davies, Head of Public and Volunteer Engagement at 416-599-5321, extension 2231 or

Hours of operation: Daily 11 am-5 pm; Wednesdays 11 am-8 pm