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Arts & Museums
Named after its celebrated namesake artist, Doris McCarthy Gallery at the University of Toronto Scarborough is a lovely place to check out the contemporary works of Canadian and international artists. Their vast repertoire features at least 158 artisans and more than 1700 art works. The exhibits change regularly to showcase the various art forms.
Located in the Thomson Memorial Park in Bendale, Scarborough's original settlement area, this museum reflects the area's heritage dating back to 1796 when it was a rural community. The Scarborough Historical Museum, consists of four buildings; the original Cornell House, the McCowan Log House, the Hough Carriage Works and the Kennedy Display Annex. Visitors are escorted through the museum by guides. Aside from the museum, Thomson Memorial Park also has picnic areas, a playground, bike paths and a petting zoo. A perfect setting for a day's outing with the kids.
The Markham Museum is a museum that features the whole district of Markham. This museum chronicles and preserves the historical heritage of the Markham region. Apart from that, it also hosts events on a regular basis. Check website for more details.
The Frederick Horsman Varley Art Gallery is said to have received it's name from the very renowned artist that is Frederick Varley. The museum opened with just a few art works of Varley, and today, it is a thriving art center that displays works of local as well as artists from all over the globe. For event updates and other details, check website.
This expansive, 31,000 square foot museum focuses solely on Islamic art throughout the ages. Spanning over a thousand years of history, the Aga Khan Museum contains numerous artifacts like textiles, ceramics, glass and paintings that showcase the development of Muslim civilizations. Designed by an award winning architect, the museums building features a gorgeous design with a large theater, open courtyard, classrooms, exhibit galleries and even a park with lush landscaping. Exhibitions are temporary and display emerging Muslim themes, and new artistic developments.
With more than 800 exhibits and a dozen halls, it is no wonder Ontario Science Centre has managed to attract over 30 million visitors since it opened in 1969. Aside from traditional science shows, the center also features interactive areas where visitors can take part in their own experiments. It also offers a movie theater, offering screenings of thrilling and educational IMAX format films aimed at the entire family.
The Ontario Regiment (RCAC) Museum, located to the south of the Oshawa Municipal Airport, is deemed as a 'living museum' that showcases military artillery that was once used by the Canadian forces. A highlight of the museum is the Ontario Regiment Ferret Club, that was founded in 1980, and focuses on military vehicles. The collection includes trucks, jeeps, tanks and carriers. Visitors can peruse Sheridan tanks, Sherman Mark IV, M60, Chaffee and others. Majority of these are functional today and the remaining are being restored. They are mainly used in parades.
A group of Oshawa businessmen established the Canadian Automotive Museum in 1961, to promote the glorious history of the Canadian automobile industry. Spread across two stories, the top story is dedicated to showcasing Canadian made vehicles, while the lower floors exhibits international cars, with the oldest exhibit dating back to the late 19th Century. Visitors can view local makes like Galt Gas-Electric, Brooks Steam, Fischer Electric and more. The museum is located in car showroom from the 1920s, the architecture and interior decor stays in tune with the theme of the museum.
Located on the Don River, this was one of the first villages inhabited by 19th-century English settlers who had emigrated from a town with the same name. This open-air museum is now the site of two authentic Confederation homes, as well as a former brewery. You can also visit the old Don Train Station, which once serviced both the Canadian National and the Canadian Pacific Railroads. The spacious greenery and picturesque view makes it the perfect location for a picnic.
Discover the Nikola Rukaj Gallery’s extraordinary collection of modern and contemporary artworks, situated in Toronto’s Forest Hill neighborhood. Featuring exhibitions of painting, master prints, photography and sculpture by internationally acclaimed artists. Consignments accepted.
Located on the fourth floor of the Lipa Green Building in Toronto's north end, the Holocaust Education Centre is dedicated to the memory of the six million Jews who were murdered by the Nazis before and during the World War. Through audio-visual presentations, exhibits, an on-site resource library and actually meeting Holocaust survivors, visitors can learn about the horrors that European Jews underwent as well as the strength and resilience they showed under the direst circumstances.
The Richmond Hill Heritage Center is a center that is dedicated to the town of Richmond Hill. It features documents, research materials and other collection that together make for an extensive resource that provides information about this region. For details, check website.