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June 20, 2012
Archives exhibit explores photographic portrayal of early 20th-century Toronto immigrants
City of Toronto Councillor Josh Matlow (Ward 22 St. Paul's), City Clerk Ulli Watkiss, City Archivist Carol Radford-Grant, and co-curator Sarah Bassnett will join community members to launch an exhibition at the City of Toronto Archives. The show is called "Picturing Immigrants in the Ward - How photography shaped ideas about Central and Eastern European immigrants in early 20th-century Toronto."

Date: Thursday, June 21
Time: 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. - remarks at 6 p.m.
Location: City of Toronto Archives, 255 Spadina Rd.

The exhibit features historical photographs of the Ward (downtown Toronto), revealing how immigrants were depicted at the time. The photographs are shown alongside large-scale panoramas by artist Susan Dobson, depicting contemporary scenes showing what was once the Ward neighbourhood. This free exhibit will continue to May 2013.

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