museums in toronto

These are the opening dates for major museums and attractions in Toronto

Museums and other major attractions have started to open in Toronto as the the city is now in Stage 2 of reopening.

Under the Ontario government's plan, attractions and heritage institutions are allowed to reopen with restrictions. These may include timed entry, limited capacity, and health and safety measures.

Be sure to check the attraction or museum website for more details about how to plan your visit and what to expect.

Here are some opening dates for major museums and attractions in Toronto.

Casa Loma

Casa Loma is now open for tours around the iconic castle. It's also transforming its estate gardens and terrace into an outdoor dining experience for the season.

Aga Khan Museum

This museum known for its extensive collection of Muslim art and cultural programming is now open, with visitors encouraged to purchase their ticket beforehand and wear a mask inside the space.

Ripleys Aquarium

You can once again swim with the fishes as this massive aquarium has reopened with limited visitor capacity. A few touch tanks, pop-up exhibits and playgrounds will be temporarily closed.

Toronto Islands

Ferry service to the Toronto Islands has resumed and operating at 50 per cent capacity. Limited tickets are available each day and passengers are required to wear masks. Here's more details on what specifically is open on the Islands right now.

Toronto Zoo

The animals are now waiting for visitors for members. The general public can drop by starting Satruday, July 4, visitors can expect restrictions like timed tickets.

Art Gallery of Ontario

The AGO is getting ready to welcome back visitors beginning July 2 for members. By July 16, general public access will resume. The gallery will be reducing its hours and tickets will have timed entry slots. Visitors will need to wear masks and there will be physical distancing measures.

CN Tower

Visitors can once again see Toronto from way up high as the CN Tower reopens its observation levels on July 15. Restaurants and cafes will remain closed, however, and tickets for the EgdeWalk will be available beginning August 1.

Gardiner Museum

Fans of ceramics can get their fill beginning July 7 for members. From July 11 to 12, the general public can enjoy a free reopening weekend, after which regular operations, with restrictions, will resume.

Royal Ontario Museum

The ROM is finally reopening its doors for the general public on July 11, after months of closure and welcoming back visitors to check out exhibitions and artifacts with health and safety measures in place.

Hockey Hall of Fame

You'll soon be able to bask in the lore of the country's national sport beginning Wednesday, July 15, with new hours of operation and health and safety measures.

Lead photo by


Join the conversation Load comments

Latest in City

Ontario's vaccine passport program might be in effect for longer than planned

Yellow brick road repainted in Toronto neighbourhood and not everyone likes the idea

Toronto is now one big step closer to decriminalizing all drugs for personal use

Drivers warned of absolute chaos near Toronto's Distillery Winter Village

Toronto's Pearson Airport still not testing all international travelers despite new rule

A Toronto transit project actually just finished ahead of schedule for once

Special weather statement issued for Toronto ahead of messy and blustery day

This hidden room has more than 30k photos documenting early Toronto history