Languages are the foundation of
Canada’s future

On Display

May 4 – June 19, 2024

This exhibit of photographs and text explores the speech of Toronto youth, and was created through a collaboration between the Canadian Language Museum, York University students, researchers from University of Toronto Mississauga, and high school students from The Spot, a youth centre in the Jane-Finch area.

In addition to the exhibit, York University students Melissa Douglas and Shiyan Liang created A Dictionary of English in Multicultural Toronto, collecting words from their local community and sessions with the high school students.

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

Beyond Words: Dictionaries and Indigenous Languages

June 1 – 30, 2024

Museum on the Boyne 250 Fletcher Crescent, Alliston, Ontario L9R 1M1
See map: Google Maps

French in Canada

June 2 – 29, 2024

Sault Ste. Marie Museum 690 Queen Street East, Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario P6A 2A4
See map: Google Maps

Come Visit Us

All are welcome here.

opening times

Tuesdays to Thursdays, 11am – 4pm

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.


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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