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Royal Ontario Museum

100 Queen's Park
Toronto, Ontario, M5S 2C7, Canada
TEL: 416-586-8000

The Royal Ontario Museum, located near Queen’s Park and the University of Toronto, attracts over a million people each year. Opened to the public in 1914, the Neo-Romanesque brick façade received a dazzling—if controversial—upgrade in 2007 with the Michael Lee-Chin Crystal wing. Architect Daniel Libeskind's deconstructionist plan for the Crystal (five interlocking prisms supported by steal beams) seems to crash into the original building. The museum's permanent exhibits focus on world cultures and natural history, including a stunning gem collection that inspired Libeskind's design for the Crystal, the Bishop White Gallery of Chinese Temple Art, and the second-level dinosaur galleries.

Insider Tip:

c5 Restaurant Lounge, located at the top of the Crystal, offers views of Liza's Garden, a sustainable garden installed on the museum rooftop, as well as the Toronto skyline.

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  • Art
  • Handicapped Accessible
  • History
  • Indoor
  • Kids' Programs
  • Nature
  • Parking Available
  • Restaurant/Café
  • Self-Guided Tours
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