Languages are the foundation of
Canada’s future

New travelling exhibit

Chinese Languages in Canada

Chinese Languages in Canada

Chinese languages have existed in Canada since 1788 and are now spoken in every province and territory. Chinese is not a single language; it is many languages, and those spoken in Canada each have their own history. Over 1.4 million people speak Chinese languages in Canada! We invite you to visit this exhibit and find out more about the richness of these languages. 


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.

Visit Our Exhibits

Speaking the Inuit Way

July 22 – august 3, 2024

Heart of the Arctic Cruise Adventure Canada
See map: Cruise Map

Chinese Languages in Canada

Chinese Languages in Canada
June 17 – september 20, 2024

Peterborough Museum and Archives 300 Hunter Street E, Peterborough, Ontario K9H 1H1
See map: Google Maps

A Tapestry of Voices: Celebrating Canada’s Languages

July 16 – october 6, 2024

Glanmore National Historic Site of Canada 257 Bridge Street E, Belleville, Ontario K8N 1P4
See map: Google Maps

Come Visit Us

All are welcome here.

opening times

Closed for the summer.

We will re-open September 4.

Find us

Glendon Gallery | Glendon Campus
2275 Bayview Ave, North York, ON M4N 3M6, Canada
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We are located in the East Wing of the historic Glendon Hall. Read more about the history of Glendon Hall here.


A Dictionary of English in Multicultural Toronto

Curious about the way youths talk? Developed from our Toronto Voices exhibit, this dictionary defines multicultural contributions to Toronto English, accompanied by examples from popular culture.

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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