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Located in the atrium of Toronto Police headquarters, this 278 square meter (3,000-square foot) museum stands as a tribute to the men and women who risk their lives to protect the community. Educational interactive displays within this space allow visitors to grasp the importance of trust and understanding between the city's citizens and the police force. On display are historic vehicles, past and present uniforms, badges, weapons and facts about infamous cases. The Toronto Police museum theater also features videos of police operations.
Único en su tipo en Canadá, el Museo Textil se inauguró en 1975, y cuenta con una colección internacional de edredones, ropa, alfombras y objetos ceremoniales. La colección se mostró por primera vez en una pequeña zona de Mirvish Village, y se encuentra ahora en un espacio de 25000 pies cuadrados. Las exhibiciones incluyen artes textiles procedentes de lugares como China, Japón, África, el Sureste Asiático y Asia Central, América del Sur y Central, Europa y el Pacífico, así como Canadá y los EE.UU.
ShopAGO es la tienda de la famosa Art Gallery of Ontario. Cuenta con obras, impresiones de archivo, arte único, artesanías y productos de diseño, artículos de regalo de lujo y joyas. Aunque es un poco caro, sus productos son ricos en atractivo visual y en cultura, por lo que vale la pena una visita tanto del comprador ocasional como del coleccionista de arte. Los productos incluyen copias de pinturas impresionistas y paisajes canadienses populares, rompecabezas hechos a mano por diseñadores canadienses e internacionales, artículos de papelería, auriculares, cubiertas para iPhone, paraguas, gorras y botellas de agua. También ofrecen gemelos, relojes y pendientes. Incluso se puede comprar equipo de cocina y jardinería tales como regaderas, decantadores, trituradores de ajo, juegos de tazones y alhajeros. Además dispone de una serie de libros sobre historia del arte, diseño de moda y arquitectura, entre otros temas.
Paradise Bound is a unique shop that sells Japanese woodblock prints, wall art, antiques, collectibles and hanging scrolls. Its merchandise dates back to the 16th Century right up to the mid 20th Century. It also sells classic vinyl records in genres such as Synthpop, Electronic, Jazz, Pop Rock, Soul and Funk. It specializes in Kakejiku, which is a form of hand-painted or calligraphed Japanese hanging scroll with edges made of silk fabric. Shop for old landscape paintings depicting the Far East Asian countryside in muted tones, and woodblock prints with floral patterns or street scenes. This shop also purchases old vinyl record collections from customers.
Located inside the magnificent Ivy at Verity, this gorgeous spa takes luxury to another level. With a beautiful decor and pleasant staff, the spa successfully creates a serene ambiance. Frequented by hotel guests and outsiders alike, the SweetGrass spa has a lot more to offer than just beauty treatments. Among the long list of services they offer, the 24 Karat Gold Facial, Lomi Lomi Massage and the Medico Oxygen Facial remain to be signatures, as well as client favorites.
Riverdale Farm is a place that will have you experiencing the country life, even while you're still in the city. This attraction is open for visitors everyday, and features expansive farms that are lined with woods and small water features. The farm was built on a former zoo site, and one can visit farm animals such as ducks, goats, pigs and sheep now, instead of wild animals. The historic barn on the farm must be visited, and the farm grounds are often the venue for local cultural events as well.
The Toronto Dominion Bank has been collecting artwork from Canada's Inuit people from the Arctic region since the mid-1960s. That collection has grown considerably over time and is now housed in its own gallery in the Aetna Tower of the Toronto Dominion Centre, which opened in 1987. The permanent collection now consists of more than 200 pieces, encompassing artistic styles from all over Canada's vast Arctic territory. There are an estimated 10,000 visitors each year. Admission is free.
If music is food for your soul, then enter the melodious environs of Soundscapes. It is the mecca of records from all over the world. Whether you want to give your eardrums a hard rock workout or please them with jazz music, this place assures you with well-stocked sounds of all genres. A polite staff will help you browse through all the sections and even fish out the very album you have been looking for! Besides, it is also doles out tickets for all happening music concerts. Call for more information.
Graffiti Alley, formally known as Rush Lane is a treasure trove of graffiti art located in the heart of Toronto. The graffiti art stretches on for over a kilometer, and is a thoroughly enjoyable experience for those who enjoy arts. The artworks change from time to time, with new ones accommodated on a frequent basis. Don't forget to carry your camera along if you're passing by the area.
Distill Gallery is a unique shop with ever-changing artistic merchandise. It changes the concept of a traditional shop by turning it into a unique visual space and art gallery. It displays artwork, craft, apparel sewed from eco-friendly materials, accessories and hand-made trinkets. All items are hand-crafted by local Canadian artists. Shop for funky hats, soft toys, charms, bracelets, ceramics, glassware, metal and wood work, shoes and mixed media artworks at this eclectic art store. The bags and apparel come in unique prints, dyes and splashes of floral patterns. You will also have the satisfaction of having supported upcoming local artists. Keep an eye out on their website and social networking sites for regular exhibitions, giveaways, contests and secret sales.
The Redpath Sugar Museum presents a collection of memorabilia from the Canadian sugar industry and the Red path family. This unique museum screens films and videos about sugar and the sugar industry. Special guided tours are offered for school children as well.