Topic: Community

Block by Block city-wide map (photo:: courtesy of Toronto Ward Museum) News / Community

Toronto Ward Museum gears up for annual Block by Block exhibition

November 10, 2020 / by Sam Dharmasena (author)

Toronto Ward Museum’s Block by Block Exhibition begins later this week, giving Torontonians a closer look at the neighborhoods of Regent Park, Parkdale, Victoria Park and Agincourt. This year's exhibit, in the midst of a pandemic, will be delivered in new formats but their mission remains the same. The participatory, multimedia program engages young people in the collection and interpretation of oral histories in collaboration with Indigenous and newcomer community members. Aashna Thakkar, the museum’s marketing and outreach coordinator, tells CJRU about the initiative’s poster exhibition, virtual event series and her experience as a participant.