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July 20, 2011
Don Valley's changing landscape featured in Papermill Gallery exhibition
  
The City of Toronto's Museum Services, in partnership with the Don Valley Art Club and local artists, will present a new exhibition called "Views Along the Don" from July 27 to September 4 at the Papermill Gallery at Todmorden Mills Heritage Site. Admission to the exhibition is free.

The theme of Views Along the Don is the changing Don Valley landscape. The show features 90 contemporary art works by 30 artist members of the Don Valley Art Club as well as by other local artists. In addition, historical art and archival photographs from the City of Toronto's collections enhance the show, providing historic views of the Don Valley landscape and industrial settlement of Todmorden Mills.

The Todmorden Mills were the first among several dozen mills built along the Don River during the 19th century. The river and its valley landscape are fundamental to the history of the site, as well as being an inspiration to artists for more than two centuries. Once part of the small industrial community of Todmorden, the Todmorden Mills Heritage Site consists of two historic millers' houses, the brewery building, and the Papermill Theatre and Gallery. Adjoining the property is a nine-hectare wildflower preserve with walking trails.

Located at 67 Pottery Rd., the Papermill Gallery is open Tuesday to Friday from 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. and weekends from noon to 5 p.m. Vehicle access to the site is only from Bayview Avenue this summer because of construction along Pottery Road. Further information and directions can be obtained by calling 416-396-2819 or by visiting http://www.toronto.ca/culture/museums/todmorden.htm.

Todmorden Mills Heritage Site is one of 10 historic museums operated by the City of Toronto.

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Media Contact
Shane Gerard
Senior Communications Coordinator
416-397-5711
sgerard@toronto.ca

Ulana Baluk
Museum Administrator, Todmorden Mills Heritage Site
416-396-2819
ubaluk@toronto.ca

 

 

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