News Release
May 2, 2024

Today, Mayor Olivia Chow has proclaimed May as Museum Month in Toronto and announced new programming at all 10 Toronto History Museum sites.

The City of Toronto’s Museum Month programming spotlights 10 artists who took part in The Reset, a six-month artist mentorship program under Toronto-based artist Yung Yemi. Each artist worked on a site-specific new media installation that encourages visitors to envision a reset for the world and explores themes of self-identity, forming community and building a more inclusive and sustainable future.

Starting May 18, visitors can explore installations from The Reset series on Wednesdays through Sundays at various locations across the city.

Folk Tails by Charisma Panchapakesan

Features captivating illustrations and lyrical poetry from Charisma Panchapakesan. Guided art tours are available at 12:30 p.m. and 2:30 p.m. until June 30 at Colborne Lodge (11 Colborne Lodge Dr.).

Resonance of Renewal – Reimagining History by Alessio Convito

Expansive illustrations where visitors can explore the secrets to a thriving life. Open from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. until July 1 at Fort York National Historic Site (250 Fort York Blvd.).

We Are Our Words by Sabrine S. Hakam

Mixed-media exhibit harnessing the history of Mackenzie House will explore how words are spread through ever-evolving media. Open from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. until July 31 at Mackenzie House (82 Bond St.).

Benevolence Hall by Kevin Matthew Wong

Reading room, documentary viewing, and a video/sound installation that encourages visitors to reflect on their journeys and relationships to Canada through the lens of Hakka (guest family) people. Open from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. until August 4 at the Market Gallery (95 Front St. E).

Reminiscence by Sasha Q

Immersive exhibition on the impacts of colonialism that reveals transformations encrypted within images with coloured lights and filters. Open from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. until July 1 at Gibson House Museum (5172 Yonge St.).

Echoes of Rebirth by Asabe Mamza

Art installation incorporating ceramics and digital works inspired by the artist’s African roots. Open from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. until June 30 at Montgomery’s Inn (4709 Dundas St. W.).

Imagining Alternative Futures – A Fusion of Sustainability and Chinese Culture by Serene Chan

Digital and traditional imagery exhibit focusing on resilience, cultural heritage and shared storytelling. Open from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. until July 1 at Scarborough Museum (1007 Brimley Rd.).

Technobiophilia Fabricae – The New Climate Identity by Brianna Roett

Film and textile installation inspired by Spadina and narratives around clothing and cultures. Open from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. until July 31 at Spadina Museum (285 Spadina Rd.).

Pendulum by Eva Kolcze

Still and moving image exhibit examining the relationship between climate change and time, and its effects on botanical evolution. Open from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. until June 30 at Todmorden Mills (67 Pottery Rd.).

Resetting School Section No. 12 by Jessica Fu

Immersive installation that transforms the interior of a schoolhouse using light and sound. Open from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. until June 2 at Zion Schoolhouse (1091 Finch Ave. E.).

Additional event information is available on the City’s Exhibits & Events webpage.


“I am proud to proclaim May as Museum Month in Toronto, an incredible opportunity to explore exhibits that reflect the perspectives and experiences of the diverse people who call Toronto home. I highly encourage residents and visitors of all ages to explore our museums, art galleries and heritage sites in communities across the city this month.”

– Mayor Olivia Chow

Toronto History Museums are a collection of 10 historic sites owned and operated by the City of Toronto with the mission to collect, preserve, research, interpret, exhibit, and enhance the understanding of Toronto’s diverse stories through engaging and exciting experiences. Since 2020, the Toronto History Museum’s Strategic Plan: Laying a New Foundation has set a new direction for the way forward which aligns with the International Council of Museums (ICOM) new definition of museums. For more information, visit the Toronto History Museums webpage.

Toronto is home to more than three million people whose diversity and experiences make this great city Canada’s leading economic engine and one of the world’s most diverse and livable cities. As the fourth largest city in North America, Toronto is a global leader in technology, finance, film, music, culture and innovation and climate action, and consistently places at the top of international rankings due to investments championed by its government, residents and businesses. For more information visit the City’s website or follow us on Twitter, Instagram or Facebook.

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