Visit one of Toronto’s art museums during Canadian rail trips
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As a result, when Canadian train tour passengers are on stops in Toronto, they may want to think about swinging by one of the city’s fascinating art museums. Here are two they should consider:
Art Gallery of Ontario
When visiting Toronto, travelers will not want to miss out on their chance to explore one of North America’s largest art museums. Since it was established in 1900, this 583,000 square foot facility has gone on to house more than 80,000 artistic works, according to the Art Gallery of Ontario website.
As the exhibits at the gallery are always changing, art lovers are sure to see something new no matter when they visit this popular Toronto institution. While exploring the museum, travelers will pass through areas that highlight creative works from Canada and beyond. For instance, the gallery’s African and Oceanic collection includes sculptures from the central and western portions of the continent, while The Thomson Collection features 350 years worth of ship models.
Museum of Contemporary Canadian Art
Those who wish to see more recent examples of art will want to head over to the Museum of Contemporary Canadian Art (MOCCA) as soon as their train comes to a complete stop. MOCCA itself is rather modern, having been established in 1999. Although the institution may not be as historic as the Art Gallery of Ontario, it has wasted no time making a name for itself in Toronto. In fact, MOCCA’s website states that since 2005, the works of more than 800 artists have been featured at the museum. In total, around 400 pieces from more than 150 Canadian artists can be found in MOCCA’s permanent collection.
Of course, these two museums are far from the only artistic institutions in Toronto. If travelers have enough time during their Canada train tour, they should also try to make a trip to the Gardiner Museum and the Museum of Inuit Art.