McMichael Canadian Art Collection

Type: Museum

Located in the village of Kleinberg, north of Toronto, the McMichael Canadian Art Collection is a major public art gallery devoted solely to collecting Canadian art. It offers visitors the opportunity to enjoy Canadian landscape paintings in the woodland setting that inspired them.The gallery also presents travelling exhibitions of international art.



The McMichael’s permanent collection consists of almost 6,000 artworks by Tom Thomson, the Group of Seven, their contemporaries, and First Nations, Inuit and other artists who have made a contribution to Canada’s artistic heritage. Outdoor works of art, including those in the new Sculpture Garden, are also part of the collection.

Public Programming:


Exhibitions from the permanent collection, as well as major international touring exhibits.


McMichael Highlights Tours are at 12:30 p.m. and 2:00 p.m. on weekends and are approximately one hour long. The tours include Group of Seven, First Nations, and Inuit art, as well as special exhibitions.

Educational programming

Student groups can plan a visit for any day of the week, all year long. Gallery educators provide fun, quality tours for school groups of all ages, as well as hands-on studio classes and creative activities. Educational materials are available for classroom use.


A digitized guide to the collection is available on the website.


Each year, the gallery presents a variety of curators’ lectures, tours, musical performances, children’s camps, workshops, school programs, art classes for children, and hands-on art activities.

Volunteer/Internship/Placement Opportunities:

Docents are trained volunteers who deliver tours of our permanent collection and special exhibitions – introducing children and adults to Canadian art, culture and history. Application forms are on line.
The gallery’s Volunteer Committee is comprised of McMichael members, who
* Staff the Information Desk and help out in the gallery.
* Spearhead flagship fundraising events like the McMichael Volunteer Annual Art Sale.
* Support visitor programming, including presenting the Sunday Concert Series.
To volunteer, call (905) 893-1121 ext. 2269 or email.

Address & Contact Information:

10365 Islington Avenue
Kleinburg, Ontario, Canada
L0J 1C0
(Islington Avenue north of
Major Mackenzie Drive on the east side)

Phone: 905.893.1121

Hours of Operation:

Monday to Sunday, 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. (closed December 25)

Key Words: arts, culture