Art lovers and history buffs will find that a trip to Toronto, Canada can meet all their expectations. The capital of the province of Ontario is the fifth largest city in North America and home to important museums and art galleries. This article will briefly mention some of the must-see site for fans of art and history in Toronto.
First and foremost is the Royal Ontario Museum. ROME has more than 40 galleries. Visitors will find two works of art and objects of natural history. The Museum is famous for its collection of skeletons of birds and mammals. It is the largest in the world.
More collections in Rome that maintains the record as the largest in the world is a collection of the far East with an abundance of Chinese artifacts. The Summit is Ming Tombs. The tomb is a 17th-century Warrior is the only one of its kind in the West.
Other museums You won't want to miss is the Gardiner ceramic art. The Gardiner was, at one time, associated with the Royal Ontario Museum. The Museum houses more than 2,000 works of art ceramics. The collection includes pieces from the period of the pre-European porcelain Colombia from the 18th and 19th centuries.
A significant collection of art from Canada and Europe can be found in the art gallery of Toronto. One of the biggest attractions in the museum is the collection of Henry Moore's sculpture. Area with this collection designed by Henry Moore.
A permanent collection of more than 12,000 textiles can be seen in the Museum of Textiles in Canada. Each textile is a work of art. Some of the items that are 2,000 years old. This collection also includes a lot of contemporary design. The pieces come from as many as 200 different regions of the world.
Do you like the shoes? You've probably seen a collection like that found at the Bata Shoe Museum. This unique Museum designed by architect Raymond Moriyama in the shape of a shoe box. You can peruse the touring history of footwear that will take you back to ancient Egypt with a pair of slippers to the 20th century with some slender stiletto.
There is much more to Toronto rather than art and history but, if you enjoy, you will find many galleries and museums to visit during your vacation. The above is just the beginning. Plan your trip to the beautiful city of Canada. You are sure to return with memories.
Note, the Western Hemisphere Travel Initiative now requires that all American citizens who travel to Canada to present a valid passport from other WHTI-approved documents. There are exceptions for children traveling by land or sea. Both adults and children need a passport when travelling by air.