Wednesday, September 29, 2010

Museums in Toronto

Toronto is fortunate to have several world class museums where you can see artifacts and art from times gone by - and some current stuff as well. The Art Gallery of Ontario building is also interesting with it's curved windows along Dundas Street and it's silver staircase out back facing onto a large city park.
Certainly the changes to the Royal Ontario Museum (ROM) and it's new crystal  facade has stirred up some controversy but inside you will find exciting worlds to visit and it doesn't need a boring building to scare people away (the dinosaurs inside might scare some of the youngsters though).

There is also the Gardiner Museum, the Museum of Contemporary Canadian Art (MOCCA), the Spadina Museum and other Municipal museums, the Hockey Hall of Fame, the Canadian Air & Space Museum, the Bata Shoe Museum, and the Textile Museum of Canada. For those that like museums on the sassy and spicy side there is the Toronto Sex Museum

We also have major outdoor art festivals including Luminato and Nuit Blanche. Nuit Blanche, the all night art thing is this Saturday, October 2nd starting at 6:57pm. There are so many installations for Nuit Blanche so you need to review and pick out your primary and secondary locations that you want to visit. You need secondary locations because the crowds are immense and sometimes you don't want to wait forever. Remember that art is in the eye of the beholder because a lot of the time you will say "it's cool, but is it art?" and even if you don't think it is art it still is exciting to spend the night with the crowds of Toronto exploring cool things.

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