Languages are the foundation of
Canada’s future

New travelling exhibit

Sign Languages of Canada

This exhibit introduces viewers to six Sign Languages used in Canada: American Sign Language, Langue des signes québécoise, Plains Indian Sign Language, Inuit Sign Language, Maritime Sign Language, and Oneida Sign Language. 


We are passionate about languages!

The Canadian Language Museum works to promote an appreciation of all the languages used in Canada. Language is central to the cultural identity of every Canadian and has been integral in shaping Canada’s development. Few countries can match Canada’s rich and varied language heritage, which includes Indigenous languages from coast to coast, the official languages of French and English, and the hundreds of languages brought to this country by more recent immigrants.

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All are welcome here.

opening times

Tuesday to Thursday from 11am to 4pm

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Glendon Gallery | Glendon Campus
2275 Bayview Ave, North York, ON M4N 3M6, Canada
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On Display Now

Toronto Landscape Observatory at Glendon

NOV. 22 – Apr. 18

The CLM is collaborating with award-winning landscape architect Jane Wolff on a multilingual interactive project. We will be creating a landscape observatory in the Museum to collect visitors’ responses to Glendon’s varied landscapes.

For the Sake of the Credit River

Mar. 16 – apr. 6

The students of DRCA2685 – Art and Painting, a course offered by Drama and Creative Arts at Glendon Campus, York University, taught by Professor Julie René de Cotret, present an installation celebrating the ecosystem of the Credit River and bringing attention to the struggles of the numerous species at risk who inhabit it.

Travelling Now

Beyond Words: Dictionaries and Indigenous Languages

Mar. 22 – Apr. 11

National Arts Centre, Ottawa ON

Speaking the Inuit Way

Mar. 27 – 31

École intermédiaire catholique Renaissance, Maple ON


Indigenous Languages in Canada

The Museum has a special commitment to raise awareness about Indigenous languages, promote revitalization, and participate in Reconciliation. This booklet was created in honour of the Year of Indigenous Languages and is available for free download.

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