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Donation of Art for our Collection

The exhibits and programs at the Morris and Sally Justein Heritage Museum are made possible through the generous support of our community.
To make a donation to the permanent collection of the Museum contact our Museum Coordinator, Jessica Winter, at 416-785-2500, ext. 6591 or email

Please note the Museum is not currently accepting donations to the permanent collection due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Tax Receipts
Donors requesting tax receipts for donated artifacts must provide a formal appraisal, conducted by an independent third party, at their own expense. Following the appraisal, the museum coordinator will coordinate with the Accounting Office, informing them of the donation and its value, requesting the tax receipt. The receipt will then be sent to the donor.
Monetary Donations
Monetary donations in support of the Department of Culture, Arts & Innovation or to our Museum can be made through the Baycrest Foundation. Please indicate that you would like to direct your funds to the Morris & Sally Justein Heritage Museum. Donations can be made online, by phone, or mail. Click here for details.

To make a donation to the permanent art collection, contact our Arts Project Coordinator, Meghan Richardson, at 416-785-2500, ext. 5538 or email 

You will be asked to forward digital images of the art piece, along with a description of the art and what you know about its history. You may send this information via email. 

Our art committee will review the images and if it meets our criteria, we will make arrangements with you for the art to be brought in. This process may take from 2-4 weeks. 

Gifts-in-kind are recognized by Baycrest at their appraised value, and tax receipts are issued. Outside appraisals, at the donor’s expense, are required for proposed donations whose value exceeds $1,000. 

Please note that we cannot accept every art donation we are offered.