If you have access to a car and happen to be a fan of Canadian landscape painters (such as the Group of Seven, David Milne, and Emily Carr), drive the 40km (25 miles) north to Kleinburg for this very beautiful gallery. The McMichael sits on 40 hectares (99 acres) of conserved land, a bucolic setting that would have inspired many of the artists featured in its collection. It was founded by Robert and Signe McMichael in 1965, when they donated their property, home, and collection to the province of Ontario. Today, the collection includes more than 6,000 works. If you intend to visit, call ahead; the McMichael does shut down some galleries while preparing new shows, and its hours (normally daily 10am–5pm) are sometimes shortened.
McMichael Canadian Art Collection
10365 Islington Ave., Kleinburg
Our Rating Neighborhood Village of Kleinburg, 35km (22 miles) northeast of Toronto Hours Daily 10am–5pm Phone 888/213-1121, 905/893-1121 Prices Admission $18 adults; $15 seniors and students with ID; free for children 5 and under; parking $7 Web site McMichael Canadian Art Collection
Map10365 Islington Ave., Kleinburg Toronto
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