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March 2, 2005
City of Toronto Museum hosts exhibition exploring Toronto souvenirs
The City of Toronto Culture Division is pleased to host an exhibit exploring
souvenirs of Toronto at Spadina Museum: Historic House and Gardens from
Thursday, March 24 to Friday, September 30. The exhibition features select
objects from the City of Toronto's own extensive collection and has been
prepared by the Master's Degree graduating class of the University of Toronto's
Museum Studies program.

Entitled Wish You Were Here: A City and Its Souvenirs, the exhibition explores
how souvenirs help us remember and commemorate Toronto events in light of the
changing urban landscape and the city's complex social and cultural makeup.

Visitors will discover a clever collection of kitsch, art and artifacts. From
postcards, pendants and plates, to ticket stubs, teacups and t-shirts, Wish You
Were Here takes souvenirs to a different level by focussing on personal
narratives and shared memories. Visitors will discover how people choose to
remember their experiences, themselves and the city.

  • January to March, Saturday and Sunday: Noon - 5 p.m.
  • April to August, Tuesday to Sunday: Noon - 5 p.m.
  • September to December, Tuesday to Friday: Noon - 4 p.m., Saturday and Sunday: Noon - 5 p.m.
  • Holiday Mondays, Easter, Canada Day, Civic Holiday and Thanksgiving Monday: Noon - 5 p.m.

Spadina Museum: Historic House and Gardens is located at 285 Spadina Rd. in
Toronto, next door to Casa Loma where paid parking is available. Please call
416-392-6910 for further information or e-mail:

Media contact:
Kevin Hebib, Museums and Heritage Services, Culture Division,



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