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Myseum of Toronto: Share your stories and objects about the city with us

Press Release
Jul 21, 2015
We will be popping up at locations around the city to ask you to share your stories and objects about what Toronto means to you. TORONTO, ON – July 21, 2015 – Join Myseum of Toronto for Myseum on the Move, a free popup programme on Saturday, August 1 from 11:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m. at... +read

Montreal Gazette: Destruction of Vigor Square's Agora Monument

Viger Square's Agora monument will be destroyed, Coderre says

Rene Bruemmer
Jul 15, 2015

The City of Montreal will destroy the expansive concrete Agora sculpture in Viger Square despite a growing chorus calling for the city to preserve it, or at least hold a public consultation on the issue. “The decision has been taken,” Mayor Denis Coderre said Monday. “There was a ... +read

Urban Toronto: Union Station Clock back

Restored Clock Unveiled as Emblem of Union Station's New Era

Stefan Novakovic
Jul 13, 2015

Earlier today, Deputy Mayor Pam McConnell unveiled the newly restored Union Station plaza clock, heralding the historic timepiece as "not only a piece of infrastructure," but also an icon of the vibrant public life the new plaza aims to bring to the Downtown core. With an outdoor food market and fre... +read

Toronto Star: Home of LGBTQ Archives on Isabella

Archivist takes pride in preserving artifacts, art, memories from Torontos queer culture

Shawn Micallef
Jul 13, 2015
The 1860 house on Isabella St. that's home to the Canadian Lesbian and Gay Archives.
The 1860 house on Isabella St. that's home to the Canadian Lesbian and Gay Archives.
“The archives seduced me early on,” says Rebecka Sheffield of the Canadian Lesbian and Gay Archives. “It was like a cabinet of curiosity of queer culture.” Sheffield is an archivist and the new executive director of the Canadian Lesbian and Gay Archives, having volunteered t... +read

Toronto Star: Yiddish Sign Survives on Baldwin Street

Yiddish sign survives threat to last vestige of Jewish enclave on Baldwin

Ben Spurr
Jul 13, 2015
This photo from 2009 shows the 70-year old Yiddish lettering in the window of the former Mandel
This photo from 2009 shows the 70-year old Yiddish lettering in the window of the former Mandel
This photo from 2009 shows the 70-year old Yiddish lettering in the window of the former Mandel’s Creamery on Baldwin St.  A rare piece of Toronto’s Jewish heritage appears to have been rescued at the last minute, after almost being destroyed by a bubble-tea franchise. The his... +read

Ottawa Citizen: Ironies in Victims of Communism Memorial - Substance and Process

Memorial to Victims of Communism resembles style of authoritarian rulers

Shannon Gormley
Jul 13, 2015

Memorial to Victims of Communism resembles style of authoritarian rulers With one memorial to communism’s victims, another to war victims and another to Holocaust victims, the country has gone on a small monument spree just as its ruling party must contemplate going out the door.  The m... +read

New blog on the Ontario Heritage Act and policy issues: OHA+M

Dan Schneider
Jun 01, 2015
Photo taken by Catherine Nasmith
Photo taken by Catherine Nasmith
Long-time policy wonk Dan Schneider now blogs on heritage legislation and policy issues in Ontario. Dan invites readers to comment and make suggestions for future posts. Check it out!... +read

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Picnic at Bala Falls
August 8, 2015
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ACO Picnic at Bala Falls
August 8, 2015
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