Canada Toronto Toronto Guide Things To Do Essentials Restaurants Nightlife Where to Stay Neighborhoods Itineraries Events All Toronto Destinations in Toronto for Art Lovers By Jane McLean Jane McLean Jane McLean is an Ontario-based travel writer who has covered Canada for more than 10 years. TripSavvy's editorial guidelines Updated on 06/03/19 Share Pin Email Toronto has many world-class galleries, museums, and cultural centers. Whether you want to stroll amongst the masterworks of a public collection or seek out a bargain at a private gallery, Toronto's rich and diverse art scene has something for every art lover.If you have only a day or two to devote to Toronto's museums and galleries, the following five destinations represent the best that Toronto has to offer and are centrally located for easy access. 01 of 06 Art Gallery of Ontario (AGO) TripSavvy / Kristjan Veski The AGO houses an impressive collection of more than 40,000 works, making it the 10th largest art museum in North America. The AGO is a superb document of Canadian art heritage but features masterworks from around the world, spanning 100 AD to the present. 02 of 06 Royal Ontario Museum (ROM) TripSavvy / Kristjan Veski Although not devoted solely to art, the ROM’s diverse collections are still a feast for the eyes. A discovery gallery and other interactive exhibits mean other senses get a workout and kids stay interested. With almost six million objects, ranging from fossils and skeletons to gems, jewelry, furniture and other artifacts, the ROM is Canada’s largest museum. 03 of 06 Yorkville Klaus Lang/Getty Images Known in the 1960s and 70s as a haven for hippies, today Yorkville is an upscale neighborhood where the wealthy and elite shop and dine. You won’t believe you’re in the heart of the biggest Canadian city as you stroll amongst the charming architecture lining the quaint residential streets of Yorkville. 04 of 06 The Distillery Historic District TripSavvy / Kristjan Veski The Distillery is a pedestrian-only district devoted to the arts. Set on 13 acres in downtown Toronto, the forty plus buildings constitute the largest and best-preserved collection of Victorian Industrial Architecture in North America. If you’re looking for art that’s less established with a little more edge, this is the destination for you. Continue to 5 of 6 below. 05 of 06 Aga Khan Museum TripSavvy / Kristjan Veski The Aga Khan Museum is an exciting, global initiative to educate the public on the artistic, intellectual, and scientific heritage of Muslim civilizations across the centuries from the Iberian Peninsula to China. The sleek, minimalist museum building houses a permanent collection of artifacts dating from the 8th through 19th centuries. In addition, the Aga Khan Museum hosts temporary exhibitions that complement current scholarship, emerging themes, and new artistic developments, all with the mission to create greater understanding amongst cultures. 06 of 06 The Power Plant Devoted exclusively to contemporary art, the Power Plant has earned a distinguished reputation worldwide. The gallery features innovative and diverse visual art, including painting, sculpture, photography, film, video, installation and other media. Was this page helpful? Thanks for letting us know! Share Pin Email Tell us why! Submit Toronto's Must-See Top Attractions & Highlights Escape Buffalo for a While with These 11 Day Trips The Top Attractions and Activities in Toronto, Ontario These Are the Most Popular Neighborhoods in Toronto The Most Beautiful Buildings in Toronto How to Spend 3 Days in Toronto and Niagara Falls The Top 13 Museums in Philadelphia Have Fun in Toronto on a Budget 10 Toronto architectural highlights from the quaint to the bizarre. What Is the Weather Like in Toronto in May? Toronto Guide: Planning Your Trip The LGBTQ Travel Guide to Toronto, Canada The Top 11 Things to Do in Omaha The Best Time to Visit Toronto, Canada Weather and Events in Toronto in February Toronto's Distillery District. Don't expect the same old franchises.