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Awakenings

Staying connected to each other during these challenging times is more important now, than ever. Stories have the power to build connections when they are inclusive of all voices.

Experience Toronto’s many stories through the Awakenings program, a series of art projects created within Toronto History Museums by Black, Indigenous and artists of colour, operating under the principles of anti-oppression, anti-colonialism, and anti-racism. This October get outdoors to safely experience new Awakenings projects.

Explore an unseen view. Awaken a new perspective. Join the conversation.

Learn more below and view the full Awakenings program on YouTube.

HistoricTO

Explore the city with HistoricTO, a cultural experience connecting local communities to Toronto’s past, present and future through diverse perspectives. Join time-ticketed guided tours, enjoy outdoor performances and activities, or take a self-guided neighbourhood tour.

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Plan Your Visit

Visitors are asked to reserve timed-entry tickets online in advance.

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Past, Present & Future

Meet us at the intersection of countless viewpoints of the city’s past, present and future.

Multiple people with blue and green lights

Continuum

Light projections onto historic buildings of a hand holding a quill and a woman surrounded by flowers

We Were Always Here

Woman's face adorned with gold chains across checks from middle of forehead to behind both ears and a flower at temple

Luminary: Mary Ann Shadd

Cupped hands holding many small blue beads; another hand reaching in to pick up one of the blue beads.

HistoricTO Tours

Futuristic artist rendering of a person set against a black space-like background, with white gauzy patterns and molecular structures floating about.

Superbloom: An Emancipation Story