A number of Toronto museums have just got rid of general admission fees for good in a bid to make them more accessible.
As of May 1, Toronto’s history museums are now free to all visitors. On Friday, the City made the announcement in honor of Museum Month in Toronto.
The City of Toronto owns and operates 10 museums and historic sites, and now that they’re free to enter, you can get your fill of Toronto history without breaking the bank. Free museums include Colborne Lodge, Fort York National Historic Site, Gibson House Museum, Mackenzie House, Market Gallery, Montgomery’s Inn, Scarborough Museum, Spadina Museum, Todmorden Mills and Zion Schoolhouse.
“Free general admission to Toronto’s history museums ensures equity in programming, equitable access to resources, full participation in city spaces, and equitable participation opportunities for underserved and underserved groups. -represented,” Toronto Mayor John Tory said in a news release.
Learn about the Battle of York, see works created for the Awakenings artist mentorship program, or learn about Victorian Toronto at Toronto’s historic museums. There is a little something for everyone.
For more information on museum exhibits, visit the Toronto History Museums website.