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May 25, 2004
Market Gallery events for Doors Open Toronto
  
The Market Gallery offers special events for Doors Open Toronto on Saturday,
May 29.

The Market Gallery is one of over 140 buildings of architectural and/or
historic significance to celebrate Toronto's architectural heritage.

Talk and Behind-the-Scenes Tour
A 15-minute, illustrated presentation in the 2nd floor gallery will introduce
visitors to the history of the South St. Lawrence Market, the site of Toronto's
original City Hall and the surrounding historic neighbourhood, the site of
Toronto's settlement in 1793 as the Town of York. After the talk, groups of up
to 20 people will have a guided tour of the 3rd floor vault to see paintings
from the City's art collection including 19th century portraits of mayors,
which originally hung in the 2nd floor council chamber.

Time: 10 a.m., 11 a.m., 2 p.m. and 3 p.m.

Storytelling
Storyteller Jim Blake will present "A Life Within These Walls", a 30-minute
story inspired by the exhibit and Geoffrey Reaume's book, Remembrance of
Patients Past. Patient Life at the Toronto Hospital for the Insane, 1870-1940.
It is the story of a patient who lived at this site in the late 1800s.

Time: 1 p.m.

The current exhibit is on display until June 20. The Provincial Asylums in
Toronto and Mimico: Reflections on Social and Architectural History features
architectural drawings, watercolours and photographs of two of Toronto's oldest
institutions.

Market Gallery
South St. Lawrence Market
95 Front St. E.
Toronto, ON
M5E 1C2
Free Admission
Gallery Hours:
Wed to Fri: 10 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Sat: 9 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Sun: 12 - 4 p.m.

Media contact:
Pamela Wachna
Co-ordinator of Collections and Outreach
416-392-7604




 

 

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