Museums in Toronto, Canada

Museums in Toronto, Canada
Toronto is one of North America's most metropolitan cities as scores of movies are filmed there each year, it is home to three major sports franchises and has a great nightlife. The city also features a fair share of museums ranging from art to historic to hockey.

Ago Art Museum

The Ago Art Museum is one of Toronto's preeminent cultural attractions. Founded in 1900 by Toronto residents, it has grown to be one of North America's largest art collections with more than 79,000 pieces. Artwork ranges from paintings to sculptures to photography. Some of the work dates back to 100 A.D. and features pieces from some of the most famed artists in history including Vincent van Gogh, Edgar Degas and Claude Monet.

Ago Art Museum
317 Dundas Street
Toronto, Ont. M5T 1G4
877-225-4246
ago.net

Hockey Hall of Fame

The Hockey Hall of Fame is one Toronto's most popular tourist attractions as it mixes the history and the grandeur of the sport all in one spot. The Hall of Fame was started in 1943, opened in 1961 and moved to its current location on Brookfield Place in 1993. The site also serves as a museum for the game as displays track the history of the sport from the mid-1800s to the early Stanley Cup playoffs to the birth of the NHL to international play to the modern era. Sports fans get to see numerous classic jerseys, sticks, trophies and photos of the some of the games' most famous players.

Hockey Hall of Fame
Brookfield Place
30 Yonge Street
Toronto, Ontario M5E 1X8
416-360-7765
hhof.com

Gibson House Museum

The Gibson House was built in 1851 for the family of David Gibson, a prominent land surveyor who helped map out the streets of Toronto. The house is one of 10 prominent downtown Toronto museums that traces the city's rich history. The building is a Georgia Revival style and the museum features actors hired to portray life from that time period. There also are tours, a gift shop and children's programs.

Gibson House Museum
5172 Yonge Street
Toronto, Ontario M5E 1X8
416-395-7432
toronto.ca/culture/museums/gibson-house.htm

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