News Release
January 8, 2020

A new exhibit at the City of Toronto Archives called “The Twenties: Snapshots of Everyday Life” is open to the public, to recognize the 100th anniversary of the 1920s beginning.

“The Twenties: Snapshots of Everyday Life” explores a decade of great striving and deliberate optimism. Torontonians pursued a new, modern way of life that promised possibility and abundance during a brief period of economic prosperity between the First World War and the stock market crash. Cars, telephones, radios and new electrical devices became widely available and the spirit of the age was reflected in the new Art Deco skyscrapers.

The family-friendly exhibit runs through August 2020 at the City of Toronto Archives, 255 Spadina Rd., and admission is free.

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“This impressive exhibit gives visitors a unique opportunity to take a step back in time and imagine how everyday life would have been during the twenties. I encourage everyone to stop in for a visit to view these captivating photos, architectural drawings, and letters that give a glimpse into leisure activities, TTC leisure services, sports, radio, clothing, architecture, personal correspondence and work in this period.”  
– Carol Radford-Grant, City Archivist

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Strategic Communications