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Awakenings

Through the lens of young people, It’s Been a While addresses the lack of representation in the stories of Toronto’s history and focuses on stories that may have been hidden. It challenges the narratives we are told, and questions who gets to be heard and listened to.

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.

Explore an unseen view. Awaken a new perspective. Join the conversation. Learn more below and view the full Awakenings program on YouTube.

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