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Announcing Free General Admission

Starting May 1, general admission to all 10 Toronto History Museums is permanently free to provide everyone an opportunity to fully participate in cultural heritage and spaces. This is one of many initiatives at Toronto History Museums to advance diversity, equity and inclusion. Toronto History Museums is committed to dismantling museums’ ongoing colonial legacies and working towards fostering reconciliation and healing as well as enhancing the understanding of Toronto’s diverse stories from multiple perspectives.

Operating hours vary by site, so please plan your museum visit or check an individual museum’s webpage by selecting from the menu of Museum Sites near the top of this page. Some exhibitions and events may carry a charge where noted.

All Toronto History Museums are part of Doors Open Toronto on May 28–29, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Awakenings

From May to July, enjoy new performances and art installations created by artists from the 2021 Awakenings Artist Mentorship program. Under the guidance of Weyni Mengesha, Mentor and Artistic Director at Soulpepper Theatre Company, young artists have created powerful & playful works born of resistance, resilience and a call for a revolution of love and healing. Members of the public can experience in-person (in small groups). Learn more and book your free ticket.

Awakenings is a series of art projects created within Toronto History Museums by Black, Indigenous and artists of colour, operating under the principles of anti-oppression, anti-colonialism, and anti-racism. All available for you to engage with online.

Explore an unseen view. Awaken a new perspective. Join the conversation.  Learn more below and view the full program on YouTube.

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Plan Your Visit

Enjoy free general admission and guided tours at various Toronto History Museums.

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