MAP Reading Lists

TPL's Museum + Arts Pass (MAP) program provides recommended reading lists for children and adults for each of our venue partners.

Dive in to the digital versions of these lists to learn more about each of our venue partners and supplement your next visit with some titles that will enhance your experience. 

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Due to the impact of COVID-19 on our venue partners, the MAP program, including Performing Arts Pass, is postponed until further notice. We'll post updates on our MAP page, so check back often.

The MAP program is made possible this year thanks to the generous support of The Bennett Family Foundation

 


Museum + Arts Pass Reading Lists

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Museum + Arts Pass Reading Lists

 

Aga khan museum

Aga Khan Museum

Aga Khan Museum | Explore the arts of Muslim civilizations through exhibitions, workshops, and live arts performances.

Books for Children

 

Books for Adults

 


 

Art gallery of ontario

Art Gallery of Ontario (AGO)

Art Gallery of Ontario (AGO) | With a collection of more than 80,000 works of art, the AGO is among the most distinguished 
art museums in North America.

Books for Children

 

Books for Adults

 


 

Bata shoe museum

Bata Shoe Museum

Bata Shoe Museum | An international collection of over 13,000 shoe-related artifacts from every corner of the globe.

Books for Children

 

Books for Adults

 


 

Black creek pioneer-village

Black Creek Pioneer Village

Black Creek Pioneer Village | A tribute to the Toronto area's pioneering roots, take a trip back in time to 1860 and see what life was like.

Books for Children

 

Books for Adults

 


 

Gardiner ceramics museum

Gardiner Museum

Gardiner Museum | Among the few museums in the world focused on ceramics, with a permanent collection made up of approximately 4,000 objects.

Books for Children

 

Books for Adults

 


 

Museum of contemporary art

Museum of Contemporary Art Toronto Canada (MOCA)

Museum of Contemporary Art Toronto Canada (MOCA) | MOCA Toronto features work by world-renowned Canadian and international artists exploring the themes of our time.

Books for Children

 

Books for Adults

 


 

Ontario science centre

Ontario Science Centre

Ontario Science Centre | Home to fascinating interactive experiences about science and technology.

Books for Children

 

Books for Adults

 


 

Royal ontario museum

Royal Ontario Museum (ROM)

Royal Ontario Museum (ROM) | Choose from 30 galleries including gems and minerals, Canada's First Peoples, ancient cultures and textiles and fashion.

Books for Children

 

Books for Adults

 


 

Textile museum

Textile Museum of Canada

Textile Museum of Canada | The museum's permanent collection celebrates cultural diversity and includes fabrics, garments, carpets, beadwork and basketry.

Books for Children

 

Books for Adults

 


 

Historic sites

Toronto History Museums

Toronto History Museums | Take in Toronto's story and stunning scenery at one of nine City-owned and operated history museums. Explore how Torontonians lived in the past.

  • Colborne Lodge in High Park | Explore 19th-century innovation, city building, science, and technology exemplified by Toronto's first architect.
  • Fort York National Historic Site | A 43-acre archaeological site, home to Canada's largest collection of original War of 1812 buildings and an award-winning visitor centre with exhibits and interactive experiences.
  • Gibson House Museum | This 1851 Georgian-style farmhouse was the home of Toronto's first land surveyor who helped map early Toronto.
  • Mackenzie House | The last home of Toronto's first Mayor interprets urban Victorian life of the 1860s.
  • Market Gallery | This second-floor gallery at the South St. Lawrence Market presents exhibits related to Toronto's art, culture and history.
  • Montgomery's Inn | A landmark in Etobicoke for over 180 years, the museum continues to extend the tradition of hospitality as a public museum.
  • Scarborough Museum | Located in Thomson Memorial Park, the museum offers a rare glimpse into the life of early 19th-century settlers.
  • Spadina Museum: Historic House and Gardens | Toronto's Downton Abbey is the only museum in the city representing the 1920s and 30s.
  • Todmorden Mills Heritage Site | Set in the Don Valley, the site explores the history of Toronto's industrial growth.

 

Books for Children

 

Books for Adults

 


 

Toronto Railway Museum - train image

Toronto Railway Museum

Toronto Railway Museum | The Toronto Railway Museum presents exhibits, tours, educational programs and presentations that bring Toronto's railway heritage to life.

Books for Children

 

Books for Adults

 


 

Toronto Zoo - giraffe image

Toronto Zoo

Toronto Zoo | The Toronto Zoo is one of the largest zoos in the world with over 700 acres and more than 5,000 animals representing 450 species.

Books for Children

 

Books for Adults

 


 

Learn more about TPL's Museum + Arts (MAP) Pass and MAP Performing Arts pass programs.