Costume Museum of Canada

Celebrating fashion, culture and history

The costume we wear each day is influenced by climate, occupation, economic factors, societal role, religion, the task at hand, age, gender and the time in which we live. 

Our museum seeks to preserve and exhibit the costumes worn by the people of Canada over the decades.

Fabricating Fashion: How production changed our clothes

The Costume Museum of Canada explores changes in apparel production from the days of hand sewing, through domestic factories to the present day off-shore production of fast fashion.

September 26 Nuit Blanche 6pm-2am

September 29-October 23 Tues-Sat 12pm-6pm

296 McDermot Avenue


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The Museum has many exciting opportunities for volunteers. Find out more about volunteering with us.

On the blog

June 15th
In case you missed out on our exhibit at Dalnavert during Doors open here’s a sneak peek of our display! There are still a couple of our garments hiding around in the house though so you might want to go check it out! Make it a scavenger hunt! 1880s…