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

Toronto Remembers the Coronation of Elizabeth II

As the coronation of King Charles III is celebrated, we look back at the coronation of his mother, 70 years ago.

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.

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.

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.