Incorporated in 1975 as the Canadian Museum of Carpets and Textiles, the TMC first presented its collection in a very modest room in Toronto's Mirvish Village. In 1989 we celebrated the opening of our new facility at 55 Centre Avenue. Now known as the Textile Museum of Canada, the TMC has gained international recognition for the quality and importance of its collection, and the excellence of its exhibitions and programming.
The Textile Museum of Canada is one of eight museums of its kind and the only museum in Canada solely dedicated to the collection, exhibition and documentation of textiles from around the world. Visitors to the galleries can experience the traditions, skills and creative processes that make textile arts so engaging. The collection of more than 12,000 pieces represents over 200 countries and regions.
The Mississippi Valley Textile Museum (MVTM) is located in the annex of the former Rosamond Woolen Company in Almonte, Ontario. Constructed in 1867 this National Historic Site of Canada now features a fabulous blend of the old and new all related to the history of the Mississippi Valley and the textile industry.
Exhibitions range from early mill history and period mill equipment to cottage industry and eclectic modern fibre art exhibitions. This community museum combines traditional static and working displays of textile equipment and processes with activities and events focusing on the region's heritage, culture and role of the textile industry in the development of Canada.