University of Toronto Neighborhood







Near the University of Toronto are some great museums:

University of Toronto has two museums to check out. The University of Toronto Art Centre is at 15 King’s College Circle. The collection focuses on Canadian art, both historical and contemporary. There is also the Malcove Collection focusing on Medieval art from Europe. Across from this museum is the Justina M. Barnicke Gallery, connected to Hart House. There you can check out current exhibitions.

After a morning of art, have lunch at the Gallery Grill in the Hart House which has vaulted ceilings and stained glass. It has a very European feel.

Gardiner Museum: If you like ceramics, china and pottery this is a great museum. I collect pottery and have taken ceramics classes so this was very enjoyable for me. They have a small café and store and offer classes in the lower level. It is located at 111 Queen’s Park.

Royal Ontario Museum (ROM): Located at 100 Queen’s Park, next to the University of Toronto is a museum noted for its natural history and world culture exhibitions. The new wing, designed by Daniel Libeskind and opened in 2007, is really outstanding.

Bata Shoe Museum: This was a really fun museum experience. The museum has a collection of hundreds of shoes from ancient Egyptian sandals to shoes owned by Marilyn Monroe. One of my favorite parts of the collection were the shoes of the flappers and the Roaring Twenties. There is a large collection of Native American and Canadian footwear. It is located at 327 Bloor St. West.