MZTV Museum Of Television
The Museum of Television in Toronto is Canada’s first museum dedicated to television. The museum has over 15,000 square feet of interactive exhibits and explores the history and impact of television on Canadian culture. Come see what all the buzz is about! The MZTV Museum is Canada’s first and only museum devoted to television. Whether you’re a casual viewer who wants to learn more about your favourite programming, or a diehard fan with a passion for trivia and behind-the-scenes content; our interactive exhibits are sure to fit your needs. Allow yourself to be taken on an intimate journey through TV from the early days up until today – you can even get hands-on with some of the equipment if you’re so inclined!
What to Expect on Your Visit The MTV Museum of Television is a hands-on learning experience with interactive exhibits and a collection of artifacts related to the history of Canadian television. With over 15,000 square feet of exhibit space, the museum has something for everyone; from casual viewers who want to learn more about their favourite programming, to diehard fans with a passion for trivia and behind-the-scenes content. Our interactive exhibits are sure to fit your needs. Allow yourself to be taken on an intimate journey through TV from the early days up until today – you can even get hands-on with some of the equipment if you’re so inclined.
Location and Hours The MZTV Museum of Television is located in Toronto at 1230 Dufferin Street. The museum is open on Wednesdays and Thursdays from 1:00pm – 5:00pm and Saturdays and Sundays from 1:00pm – 6:00pm. We also welcome visits for private group tours by appointment. Please call 416-966-2717 to schedule your visit. The museum is closed on Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Day and New Year’s Day. The museum is wheelchair accessible. The museum is closed on Tuesdays due to technical cleaning and exhibits and administrative staff are not available on that day.
What to Wear and Bring The museum is a hands-on learning experience, so please dress appropriately. We recommend wearing comfortable shoes that you can get dirty, such as rubber boots or work boots. You can bring a water bottle to hydrate yourself, but we do not allow food or beverages into the museum. Your camera is welcome inside the museum, as long as it doesn’t interfere with any exhibits.
Prices and Discounts Adults – $12.00 Seniors – $11.00 Children (ages 3-12) – $8.00 Members – $9.00 The museum is open Wednesday through Saturday from 1:00pm to 6:00pm and Sunday from 1:00pm to 6:00pm. It is closed on Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Year’s Day.
Group Visits and Activities The museum is a great place for groups to visit. If you’re planning a group visit, be sure to make reservations in advance. Our group visits are offered for different group sizes: 10+, 30+, and 50+. The activities are available on a first-come, first-serve basis. You can get up close and personal with some of the equipment used in Canadian television production, such as a set from a Canadian television series or the sound booth from a radio or TV show. We also have props and costumes from popular shows and movies that you can get your hands on.
Special Events and Exhibitions The MZTV Museum of Television regularly exhibits artwork, photographs and more related to the history of television. The museum also hosts special events, such as a VIP cocktail reception for TV industry professionals, and special exhibitions. We are currently presenting a special exhibition called “The Invention of Television: History in a Box.” The exhibition is on display through May 29, 2019.
Museum Shop and Cafe The MZTV Museum of Television has a souvenir shop and cafe where you can enjoy a snack, a coffee or a cold drink. The museum is open Wednesday through Saturday from 1:00pm to 6:00pm and Sunday from 1:00pm to 6:00pm.
Facility Amenities The MZTV Museum of Television has a licensed restaurant, bar, playground and wheelchair accessible entrance. We also have electric vehicle charging stations, a children’s play area, an arts and crafts area, a lounge area for group visits, a TV and film literacy centre, a self-check-out machine, free parking and more. We welcome all visitors, including those who are wheelchair bound and those with mobility issues.