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August is Emancipation Month

Celebrate Emancipation Month with new Awakenings programs. Experience Dis/Mantle, which reimagines Spadina Museum through the lens of Afrofuturism. Ponder the possibilities of a new world with diverse literary perspectives with Read(In) interactive art installations. Empower your mind, body and soul by participating in Think Like a Champion in-person events. Nourish with stories and events about Afro-Caribbean food culture.

Find more museum events this month.


Awakenings is 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. Read the Awakenings Curatorial Statement.

Applications for the 2022 Awakenings Artist Mentorship program is extended to August 15.

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Enjoy free general admission and guided tours at various Toronto History Museums.

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