Royal Ontario Museum
Opened in 1914, the Royal Ontario Museum showcases art, culture and nature from around the world and across the ages. Among the top 10 cultural institutions in North America, Canada’s largest and most comprehensive museum is home to a world-class collection of 13 million art objects and natural history specimens, featured in 40 gallery and exhibition spaces. As the country’s preeminent field research institute and an international leader in new and original findings, the ROM plays a vital role in advancing our understanding of the artistic, cultural and natural world. Combining its original heritage architecture with the contemporary Daniel Libeskind-designed Michael Lee-Chin Crystal, the ROM serves as a national landmark, and a dynamic cultural destination in the heart of Toronto for all to enjoy.
Thoughts About Art and Community
The ROM houses over 13 million objects that showcase art, culture, nature. Combined with our exceptional programming and activities, the Museum strives to allow visitors and participants embrace the idea of community engagement.
In December 2017, the ROM completed the first stage of the Welcome Project with renovations to the Museum’s landmark Queen’s Park façade and the re-opening of the Weston entrance doors. The project will be anchored by beautiful gardens and greenspace, as well as an outdoor performance terrace. The Plaza, which runs along the Museum’s north-facing façade, will feature an elegant garden space with plantings and seating that will enhance the pedestrian experience and offer visitors an inviting spot to meet, sit and relax.
The Performance Terrace will be located on the north-west side of the Museum overlooking Philosopher’s Walk. The outdoor performance and event space will provide a unique open-air venue for music, theatre, discourse, and performances for all to enjoy. This project opens the doors of the Museum wider while providing new ways to deepen the ROM’s connection with the community and participate in the urban life of the City.
From adult workshops, to talks and performances, and kids and family friendly programs, the ROM has something to offer for all ages.