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May 2, 2005
Exhibits remember, honour and celebrate life on the home front, 60 years later
May 8, 2005 marks the 60th anniversary of Victory in Europe Day, the official
end of fighting in Europe during the Second World War. City of Toronto Archives
is marking the event with a photo exhibit, “V-E Day and V-J Day: The End of
World War II in Toronto, 1945” in the Rotunda of Toronto City Hall, 100 Queen
St. W., from May 2 to May 12. These photos, along with another exhibit,
“Toronto Remembers the Home Front, 1939-1945,” can been seen on Archives’ Web
site at

The Toronto Public Library is also marking the efforts of Canadians on the home
front with an exhibit of colour posters, ephemera, manuscripts, periodicals and
photographs from April 6 to May 29 in the TD Gallery of the Toronto Reference
Gallery, 789 Yonge St. Some of the posters can be viewed on the Library’s Web
site at www.torontopublic

On Sunday, May 8, from noon to 6 p.m., some of the jubilation of 60 years
earlier will be recreated at Exhibition Place. The federal, provincial and
municipal governments have planned a full afternoon of events to pay tribute to
those whose personal and physical sacrifices in the war secured the freedoms we
enjoy today. For more information about the day’s events, go to

Media contacts:

Manda Vranic
Exhibit and Outreach Technician
Toronto Archives

Carol Barbour
Gallery and Exhibits Curator
Toronto Public Library



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