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May 23, 2007
Media Advisory: Step Into Your Archives
Step into places that are normally closed to the public, as the City of Toronto Archives takes part in Doors Open Toronto this weekend.

Date: Saturday, May 26
Time: 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Location: City of Toronto Archives, 255 Spadina Rd.

“Step Into Your Archives” is an opportunity to explore what the Archives is all about:

• Visit the conservation and digitization labs and learn how historical materials are maintained and preserved for future generations
• Watch films and slideshows of historical photographs illustrating Toronto’s colourful past
• View the Archives’ current exhibit, “A Visual Legacy, the City of Toronto’s Use of Photography 1856-1997”
• Participate in children’s activities throughout the day.

In addition, don’t miss the installation “2000 Bricks: Remnants of Toronto’s Lost Architecture” on Saturday, May 26 and Sunday, May 27. Sculptured bricks from demolished buildings will be erected by the Toronto-based visual artist Michael Brown, on the front lawn of the Archives between 10 a.m. and 4 p.m. both days. Brown’s art ranges from painting for gallery exhibitions, installations with environmental themes and street art.

For more information, call 416-397-0778 or visit

Toronto is Canada’s largest city and sixth largest government, and home to a diverse population of about 2.6 million people. It is the economic engine of Canada and one of the greenest and most creative cities in North America. In the past three years Toronto has won more than 50 awards for quality and innovation in delivering public services. Toronto’s government is dedicated to prosperity, opportunity and liveability for all its residents.

Media contact:
Karen Teeple, Manager, Archival Services, Records and Information Management, City Clerk’s Office, 416-397-7393



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