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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.

Awaken your senses with Kitchen Concerts at the Inn, Chapter I: Freedom Heights (A Song for Joshua Glover), a song of revolution, empowerment and resistance. It features musicians Emanuel, Jully Black, Kardinal Offishall, Savannah Ré and Susan Carol with digital streaming platform proceeds being donated to NIA Centre for the Arts.

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

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As part of the City’s COVID-19 response, all City-operated museums are closed until further notice.

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Past, Present & Future

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

Portrait of "Behind the Curtain" artist

Behind the Curtain

Person dancing in a sunlit gymnasium.

We Were Always Here

Open vintage wooden box showing mirror


Interior of the Spadina Museum.

Virtual Exhibits

Portrait of Weyni Mengesha, Artistic Director of Soulpepper Theatre Company

Awakenings Artist Mentorship