Explore the stories of some of Toronto’s most interesting people and the many things they’ve done to make our city a better place to live

Made in Toronto: Food Manufacturing in Toronto

Toronto is a food and beverage manufacturing metropolis with a long history of producing food and drink for its own citizens and for national and international consumers.

Caribbean Connection: One Man’s Crusade

This exhibit looks at Donald Moore, a community leader and civil rights activist who fought to change Canada’s exclusionary immigration laws.

Queen City: Her Majesty in Toronto

In remembrance of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II, this exhibit looks back at some of her visits to Toronto.

Scarborough Welcomes Terry Fox

A look at Terry Fox’s visit to Scarborough during his Marathon of Hope in the summer of 1980.

That I May Be of Service – the Alumnae Association of the School of Nurses

An introduction to the history and records of the Alumnae Association of the School of Nursing, Toronto General Hospital, 1894–2010.

CKGW: Canada’s Cheerio Station

CKGW was a radio station owned and operated by distiller Gooderham and Worts, that broadcast from the King Edward hotel in the 1920s and 1930s.

Space Age Furniture Lands in Toronto

See a selection of 1950s space-age, yet functional, furniture designed and manufactured by Torontonian Russell Spanner.

Norman Birrell: Toronto's "Father of Father's Day"

Haberdasher Norman Birrell encouraged us to "remember Dad" every June through his attractive window displays of hats, ties, and other accessories.