Toronto History Museums – City of Toronto

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Beginning May 1, general admission to Toronto’s 10 history museums is permanently free to provide everyone with the opportunity to fully participate in the heritage and cultural spaces. This is one of many initiatives by Toronto’s history museums to promote diversity, equity and inclusion. Toronto’s History Museums is committed to dismantling the colonial heritage of museums and working to foster reconciliation and healing as well as enhance understanding of Toronto’s diverse histories from multiple perspectives.

Hours of operation vary by site, so please plan your visit to the museum or visit a particular museum’s webpage by selecting from the museum sites menu at the top of this page. Certain exhibitions and events may incur charges, where applicable.

All of Toronto’s history museums are part of Doors Open Toronto on May 28 and 29, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

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From May to July, enjoy new performances and art installations created by artists from the Awakenings 2021 Artist Mentorship Program. Led by Soulpepper Theater Company Mentor and Artistic Director Weyni Mengesha, young artists created works powerful and playful born of resistance, resilience and a call for a revolution of love and healing. Members of the public can experience it in person (in small groups). Find out more and book your free ticket.

Awakenings is a series of art projects created within Toronto’s history museums by Black, Indigenous and artists of color, operating under the principles of anti-oppression, anti-colonialism and anti-racism. All available for you to engage online.

Explore a new view. Awaken a new perspective. Join the conversation. Learn more below and check out the full program at Youtube.

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