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Membership

Join a growing group of culture enthusiasts who are keenly engaged in the Museum's activities. Show your support of the great work of the TMC. Become a Member today!

Benefits of Membership

Enjoy the many benefits of TMC Membership:

  • Unlimited free admission
  • A 10% discount in The Museum Shop and additional savings during Members' Shopping Days
  • Discounts on all lectures, workshops and special programs
  • Invitations to exhibition openings and Members' events
  • eDISPATCH and e-bulletins throughout the year
  • Special rental rates of Museum facilities
  • Reciprocal admission to Ontario Association of Art Galleries member institutions
    See a list of OAAG Partners
  • Reciprocal membership to museums through the Reciprocal Organization of Associated Museum (ROAM, formerly NARM) Program (at the Contributing level or higher). See a list of ROAM_Partners
  • Voting and nominating privileges
  • NEW! Members now receive discounts in local restaurants, cafés and shops (some conditions apply)

    RESTAURANTS & CAFÉS

    SHOPS

    Art Square Café - 10% off Adina Photo & Custom Framing - 15 - 20% off
    Mangiacake - Don't pay the tax King Textiles - 10% off
    The Pomegranate - 10% off Mokuba - 10% off
    Queen Mother Café - 10% off Romni Wools - 10% off
    Sage Café - 10% off Bombay Palace - 15% off

Information About Membership Levels

Individual - $65

  • Unlimited free admission for one to the TMC for one full year
  • 10% discount on all merchandise in the Museum shop
  • Discounts in local restaurants, cafés and shops
  • Discounts on all lectures, workshops and special programs
  • Special rental rates of Museum facilities
  • Invitations to exhibition openings
  • eDISPATCH and e-bulletins throughout the year
  • Reciprocal admission with participating Ontario Association of Art Galleries (OAAG) member institutions

Dual/Family - $85

All benefits of Individual membership, plus:

  • Two designated (named) membership cards for unlimited free admission to the TMC for one full year
  • Membership covers two adults and all children under the age of 17 living in the same household

Contributing - $120

All benefits of Individual membership, plus:
  • Unlimited free admission for two members named on the cards and all children under the age of 17 living in the same household
  • Reciprocal membership to over 150 museums across North America through NARM
  • Two complimentary Member for a Day passes
  • Charitable tax receipt for $35

Sustaining - $250

All benefits of Contributing Membership, plus

  • One guest per card holder per visit
  • Charitable tax receipt for $165

Supporting Membership - $500

All benefits of Sustaining Membership, plus:

  • Two guests per card holder per visit
  • Charitable tax receipt for $415

Patrons' Circle - $1,000+

The Patrons' Circle is a committed group of art and culture enthusiasts who support the work of the TMC through financial contributions of $1,000 or more annually. Patrons receive all the benefits of Supporting Membership, plus:

  • Unlimited guest privileges
  • Acknowledgement on the Donor Recognition wall and Annual Report
  • Invitations to exclusive Patrons' Circle Events
  • One free rental of the Members' Lounge and Auditorium
  • Complimentary beverages at exhibition openings
  • Charitable tax receipt for the full amount of gift
Enter the amount you wish to contribute:

Out-of-Town - $55

Discounted Individual membership fee for individual members outside the M and L postal code regions.

Student - $25

Discounted Individual membership fee for full-time students with valid student identification.

Guild - $65

Guilds and collectives receive two Membership Cards for all guild members to use. Benefits include:

  • A subscription to the museum newsletter, DISPATCH
  • $2 off general admission
  • $1 off all lectures, courses and special programs

Institutional - $500

Unlimited free admission for one to the TMC for one full year for all students within an educational institution or academic program upon presentation of valid student identification.

CAREGIVER CARD - $25

The TMC Caregiver Card can be purchased by Dual/Family, Contributing, Sustaining or Supporting Members for a designated (named) caregiver.

  • The caregiver must be 18 years or older
  • Caregiver privileges are only valid when accompanied by children 17 and under
  • The caregiver must have a valid ID along with their TMC Caregiver Card when escorting Member children to the Museum
  • This card is nontransferable
For more information or to join, contact the Membership Office at 416-599-5321 x2230.

FRIENDS OF oriental rugs- $35

Friends of Oriental Rugs (FOR) is an affiliate group within the Textile Museum’s membership that focuses on the appreciation and understanding of oriental rugs. Join for only $35 per year in addition to annual TMC membership fees.

Become a Friend of Oriental Rugs member and receive:

  • Advance priority booking for FOR programs and events
  • Invitations and discounts on special lectures and programs
  • Special eNewsletter! Learn more about the TMC’s Oriental rug collection, conservation tips, upcoming events and more
  • Make connections with other rug enthusiast and collectors

Contact the Membership Office at 416-599-5321 x2230 to join today, or for more information about FOR contact Curator Natalia Nekrassova at 416-599-5321 x2225.

 

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