FAQ

What is TXTilecity?

TXTilecity is a mobile and online platform that highlights the evolving role that textiles have played in shaping Toronto’s urban landscape. You can use this website to access community stories and personal recollections in the form of rich media content – audio and video files – organized on a interactive map of Toronto.

TXTilecity is also a mobile application that can be downloaded to handheld devices connected to wifi or wireless carrier networks, in order to navigate Toronto’s downtown and encounter the stories associated with specific buildings and sites. At the bottom of the map, just select your device – Android, Blackberry, or iPhone – to download the mobile app from each app store.

Stories and memories told about specific geographic locations can also be accessed with just a cell phone. As you walk along Toronto streets, keep your eyes open for signs imprinted with the TXTilecity logo. Each has a telephone number on it that anyone can call with a mobile phone to hear about the history and meaning of a location while standing in the exact spot the story takes place.

Is there a fee to use the TXTilecity app or website?

No

Who can use TXTilecity?

Anyone can use TXTilecity whether they are located in Toronto or not. The website is a rich repository of historical, cultural and social information and can be accessed anywhere in the world. City residents and visitors to Toronto can download the mobile app and undertake an interactive walking tour. Teachers may want to use the TXTilecity website to introduce their students to documentary material and then book a facilitated walking tour of the downtown core using mobile platforms through the Textile Museum of Canada. You can call 416-599-5321 or email schoolvisits@textilemuseum.ca for more information or to book a tour for your class.

How do I get the TXTilecity App?

Download the free mobile app from each app store: Android, Blackberry, or iPhone. Make sure the location and navigation services on your device are enabled.

I don't have a smartphone, can I still take the TXTilecity tour?

You can experience the TXTilecity audio stories about specific geographic locations with a regular cell phone. As you walk along Toronto streets, keep your eyes open for signs imprinted with the TXTilecity logo. Each has a telephone number on it that anyone can call with a mobile phone to hear about the history and meaning of a location while standing in the exact spot the story takes place. Download a map of murmur story areas here.

If you have questions or comments, send an email to txtilecity@textilemuseum.ca

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