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“Journey to the Present”: A Black History Month Exhibit

Journey to the Present traces the history of peoples of African descent. This comprehensive exhibit consists of nine components, each focusing on a different era. The components are: Before European Contact, The European Invasion, Middle Passage, Slave Life, Steal Away, Abolitionist, Emancipation, The 20th Century, Our Achievements.... more

About Black History Month

Each year, the City of Toronto is proud to support events and exhibits scheduled for Black History Month, inviting members of the public to explore and celebrate the heritage, traditions and culture of African-Canadians.... more


Events: Toronto Museums

The City of Toronto's Market Gallery is now presenting an exhibition on the Ontario Black History Society (OBHS) through April 19, 2014. ... more

Events: Toronto Museums

Mackenzie House Celebrates Black History Month. Weekends in February, 12 to 5 p.m. ...more

Events: Parks, Forestry and Recreation

Parks, Forestry and Recreation celebrates Black History Month with a full calendar of events.


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Everyone's history

This poster series was started
approximately 15 years ago

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City Archives online exhibit

A recent donation to the City of Toronto Archives tells the story of Donald Moore's life and his challenge of discriminatory immigration laws in Canada.

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Parks honouring African Canadians

For a new angle on Toronto history, read about the parks and facilities that have been named in honour of Canadians of African descent.