Twelve organizations have collaborated to create an exciting arts and culture destination in Toronto called the Bloor St. Culture Corridor.
The dozen permanent world-class arts venues are located along a one-mile (1.6 km) stretch of Toronto's Bloor Street West, between Bay and Bathurst Streets. The partnership promotes member organizations, events, area restaurants, shops and hotels, with the aim of helping visitors plan a great day in the Corridor.
The Bloor Street Culture Corridor offers a wide variety of arts experiences from top-flight museums, films, lectures, exhibitions, concerts, as well as an opportunity to explore some of Toronto's cultural diversity. Member organizations of the Bloor St. Culture Corridor include:
- Royal Ontario Museum (ROM): Architectural landmark and one of Canada's top museums.
- Gardiner Museum: Exquisite collection of antique and contemporary ceramic art.
- Bata Shoe Museum: The history of footwear on stylish display.
- Japan Foundation Toronto: Japanese arts and culture including photography, films, exhibitions, library.
- Royal Conservatory of Music: One of the largest and most respected music education institutions in the world.
- Tafelmusik Baroque Orchestra & Chamber Choir and The Toronto Consort: Classical music.
- Istituto Italiano di Cultura: Italian cultural institute offering language classes, films, more.
- Native Canadian Centre of Toronto: Aboriginal community cultural center.
- Alliance Francaise de Toronto: French language school and cultural center.
- Miles Nadal Jewish Community Centre: Fitness, aquatics, arts and cultural programming.
- Bloor Hot Docs Cinema: Fully licensed cinema serving Ontario wine and beer.
With five subway stations located along the Corridor, it's easy to get to Toronto's Bloor Street Culture Corridor then stroll between museums, talks, concerts, exhibitions, film screenings, shops and eateries.
Visit the Bloor St. Culture Corridor online to plan your day out on Toronto's 'mile of cultural treasures'.