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Indigenous People's Month

Aanii, boozhoo.

Explore, shop, watch and feast with Toronto History Museums this Indigenous People’s Month.

Toronto continues to mourn the recent discovery of the unmarked grave of 215 children at the site of a former Indian Residential School in Kamloops, announced by Tk’emlúps te Secwépemc First Nation. The National Centre for Truth and Reconciliation provides educational resources for Canadians to learn more about residential schools across the country. Residential school survivors who need support can call the Indian Residential Schools Crisis Line at 1-866-925-4419.

The City of Toronto is committed to working towards truth, reconciliation and justice. Indigenous People’s Month virtual programming at Toronto History Museums serves as a reminder of the vital importance of honouring and celebrating Indigenous histories and stories. The program runs until July 6 and will include tours, culinary offerings, a shop experience that includes products from Indigenous artists and authors, and film and dance performances by emerging and established artists and much more.

Learn more about the Indigenous People’s Month program.


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.

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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Indigenous Peoples Month

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Hungry for Comfort

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Behind the Curtain

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We Were Always Here

Interior of the Spadina Museum.

Virtual Exhibits