The McMichael Collection is nestled on 100 acres of wooded conservation land overlooking the East Humber River Valley.
The gallery is sited on the Humber River valley floodplain.
Since this area was originally cleared for farming or grazing, most of the surrounding land is in a state of regrowth – with meadows, shrubs and, in some areas, pine plantations. The slopes that connect the floodplain with the uplands remain forested.
The McMichael grounds are home to a variety of wild animals and insects including birds, small mammals, fish, and occasionally wild turkey, fox and beaver.