Just announced in Toronto the new 3Pass should be on your list of what to do in Toronto this summer. The Bata Shoe Museum, Gardiner Museum and Textile Museum of Canada have announced a new joint admission ticket that offers access to all three Toronto museums for one low price of $20. The new museum 3Pass is valid for 60 days from date of purchase at each museum.
Visitors will get to experience historic and contemporary footwear at the Bata Shoe Museum, beautiful collections of ceramic art at the Gardiner Museum and a stunning textiles from around the globe at the Textile Museum. Only in Toronto can you experience these three great museums with their exquisite collections. The 3Pass ticket gives visitors access to a wide range of cultural treasures in each exceptional collection at an incredible price.
With a savings of over 50% off admission, visitors can purchase a 3Pass ticket very easily by going online at 3pass.ca or you can go in person to any of the three museums to purchase tickets.
Bata Shoe Museum Step in to the world of shoes in the “shoe-box” designed building. Founder Sonja Bata (of the famous Canadian Bata Shoe family) showcases her 12,500 piece collection in Toronto and depicts the 4500 year old history of footwear and shoemaking with shoes from around the globe. My personal favorites are the native Indian moccasins and tiny Chinese bound-foot collection but who doesn’t want to see Elton John’s famous platform boots, moon boots or even 19 century French clogs with iron spikes used for chestnut crushing. Open daily 10 am till 5 and Sunday noon till 5pm. Located at 327 Bloor Street West. Subway stop: St. George
Gardiner Museum is North America’s only ceramic museum and features ceramic, porcelain and pottery from many different cultures and countries around the world. Opened in 1984 and redesigned in 2006 the museum was the dream of Toronto Philanthropists George Gardiner and his wife Helen to share their collection with the world. Located on three floors they offer special exhibitions and also free guided tours Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday at 2pm. Open daily at 10am. Located 111 Queen’s Park at Avenue Road Subway stop: Museum
Textile Museum of Canada offers on a rotational basis the designs from their 12,000 piece permanent collection and loaned works from temporary exhibits. An interactive display of textiles, quilts, garments, carpets, basketwork and beadwork allow visitors to understand how the pieces are made. Open 11 till 5pm daily with some evenings. Located at 55 Centre Avenue. Subway stop: St. Patrick