The City of Toronto Art Collection contains nearly 2600 works collected by the City between the 1850s and today. Of the roughly 900 artists represented, a little more than a quarter are women. The gallery has never produced an exhibit focusing exclusively on their work until now.
Featuring works by Canadian artists such as Marion Long, Paraskeva Clark and Doris McCarthy, the exhibition highlights how women artists have depicted and engaged with Toronto over the past 160 years.
During the exhibit the gallery will be offering for sale a series of postcards of 6 of the works on display, to complement our popular fine art poster series. Regular admission applies: adults – $8, seniors/students/youth – $7, children – $5. Post-secondary students receive free admission on Thursdays. Every Friday 50% off all admissions is offered.
2019 marks the 20th anniversary of the Humber River’s designation as a heritage river by the Canadian Heritage Rivers System. This exhibition looks at how humans have used and impacted the Humber River for over 11,000 years.
The exhibit will be open Sundays 12:30 – 4pm from January – July 2019 at Lambton House (4066 Old Dundas St.).
Join culinary historian Fiona Lucas as she brings new life to Catharine Parr Trail’s fascinating book, “The Emigrant’s Guide,” the original how-to for new Canadians. Explore the updated edition of Parr’s 160-year-old work, with Lucas unveiling a wealth of information on historical foodways and culinary exploration.
After the discussion, enjoy refreshments made using the book’s recipes and tour Gibson House Museum.
Ever wondered where the North York Library Golden Lion statue came from? Wonder no longer and come celebrate early North York history with the presentation of a historical plaque to the Golden Lion Hotel, a Lansing landmark for over a century before it’s demolition in the 1930s.
The plaque presentation will be followed by a Jane’s Walk led by the Gibson House Museum: Farmers, Rebels & a Princess: People of Willowdale.
Led Sam Sharp, Meredyth Schofield of the Gibson House Museum
1:00 pm – 2:30 pm | Meet in the Atrium of the North York Centre Library (5120 Yonge St). Walk leaders will be in the atrium of the library, holding an orange Jane’s Walk sign.
Farmers, rebels, a princess, a hockey player, and your neighbours. It can be difficult to imagine what might unite them all, but community spaces do just that. These community spaces have in turn been shaped by some of Willowdale’s prominent members.
We will explore today’s community spaces as well as ones that shaped early Willowdale and along the way we learn about some of the characters that have animated and shaped this community and Canada.
Walk ends at Gibson House Museum (5172 Yonge St).
A Warning to the Faint of Heart: Tales from the Early Surveying of Ontario
Charlie Wilkins, Author / Journalist
This illustrated talk will highlight some of the more heroic and exotic schemes and ambitions that brought land surveyors to the fore in the making of Ontario during the 19th and early 20th centuries.
Co-sponsored by the North York Historical Society and the North York Central Library Society & Recreation Department.