Community Access Days

Connecting Communities with the art of Canada

The McMichael Community Access Days program will resume on February 15 to celebrate your return to the home to the art of Canada!

Please note, if you have tickets for this program from January 11 through February 8, they are no longer valid.

As the McMichael looks to enable access for all visitors, the Gallery will offer free admission to all on Tuesdays from February 15 through May 31, 2022.

The McMichael Community Access Days program is tailored to reach visitors from the surrounding Greater Toronto Area. In addition, the McMichael will provide free Guided Group Tours to amplify the experience for organized groups. 

Funding for McMichael Community Access Days was generously donated by Terry West and Mark Defend in the hopes that it will increase public access to the McMichael while fostering a greater appreciation for the art of Canada. 

Community Partners

  • City of Vaughan
  • City of Mississauga
  • City of Markham


McMichael Community Access Days Group Tours

Introduction to the McMichael Tours

Duration: 60 minutes

Discover what’s new at the McMichael with one of the following in-person tours. Each tour provides an overview of artworks, great for guests new to the gallery and for frequent visitors wanting to revisit their favourite artworks.

McMichael Highlights

Enjoy this in-person gallery tour of the McMichael’s exhibitions. Covering both the permanent collection and special exhibitions, this tour engages guests with featured artworks that highlight curatorial themes and motifs.

Art of Canada: Discovery Tour

Designed for those interested in practicing the English language, this in-person guided tour engages guests in gentle conversation about the art of Canada. Guests will enjoy the opportunity to practice vocabulary in a gallery setting while learning about artworks in the McMichael collection.

That Reminds Me

Designed for visitors living with memory loss, this art appreciation tour offers a leisurely walk though the gallery spaces and conversations around the best-known artworks from the McMichael collection. An exploration of visitors’ memories will encourage lively interactions in a safe, nurturing environment.

Please fill out the form below to inquire about and book your complimentary visit and Community Access Days Guided Group Tour.

Enjoy current exhibitions

and explore 100+acres!

Uninvited: Canadian Women Artists in the Modern Moment

Margaux Williamson: Interiors

“A Like Vision”:
The Group of Seven at 100

Tom Thomson

Jon Sasaki: Homage

Outdoor: Grounds & Art


For any questions or information, please contact the Sales Manager at 905.893.1121 ext. 2536 or by email.

Program details are subject to change.