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March 2, 2012
Battle of York combatants remembered at the Market Gallery
  
Almost 200 years after Toronto (then the Town of York) was captured and burned by invading American forces, the Market Gallery presents the exhibition "Finding the Fallen: The Battle of York Remembered" from March 3 to September 8.

Councillor Michael Thompson (Ward 37 Scarborough Centre), Co-chair of the War of 1812 Bicentennial Commemoration Steering Committee, will speak at the launch of this poignant commemorative exhibition. The exhibition honours the sacrifices of those who died in the battle.

Stacey LaForme, representing the Mississaugas of the New Credit First Nation, will read his poem "Faces and Voices from Our Past" that was commissioned for the book "A War of 1812 Book of Remembrance - York, Upper Canada 1812-1815."

Date: Saturday, March 3
Time: 1 p.m. (remarks at 1:30 p.m.)
Location: The Market Gallery, 95 Front St. E. (second floor)

The exhibition is part of the City of Toronto's War of 1812 Bicentennial Commemoration. For more information, visit http://www.toronto.ca/1812.

The Market Gallery is a program of City of Toronto's Cultural Services. It presents exhibitions dedicated to Toronto’s art, culture and history. More information is available at http://www.toronto.ca/culture/the_market_gallery.htm.

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

Wayne Reeves
Chief Curator, Museum Services
416-392-6830
wreeves@toronto.ca

 

 

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