The new Canadian Museum of History heads to Toronto!

December 7, 2012


For immediate release

Gatineau, Quebec, December 7, 2012 — Representatives of the Canadian Museum of Civilization will be in Toronto on Tuesday, December 11 and Wednesday, December 12 to invite the public to participate in the creation of the new Canadian Museum of History.

The new exhibition gallery, which will be inaugurated in 2017, will present the national history of Canada and its people. Representatives from the Museum are travelling the country asking Canadians what they would like to see in this new exhibition.

And now, people in the Toronto area will be able to give their opinion on the personalities, events and milestones that tell the Canadian story, and choose the objects that they would include in the new Canadian Museum of History.

The public is invited to attend a panel and roundtable discussion on Tuesday, December 11, from 7 to 9 p.m. at the Toronto Reference Library in the Epic Hall of the Bram and Bluma Appel Salon.

The evening will kick off with a dynamic panel discussion—My History Museum: A to Zed —where special guests will be asked what they would put in a Canadian history museum of their making. It will be followed by a roundtable discussion where the public will be asked how they would like to engage with their national history museum. How can the Museum meet their needs and interests, from here in Toronto?

For those who cannot attend the evening event, a drop-in interactive station will be set up at Centennial College (Progress Campus) in Scarborough on Wednesday, December 12 from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.

My History Museum: A to Zed
Tuesday, December 11
7 p.m. to 9 p.m.
Toronto Reference Library
Epic Hall
Bram and Bluma Appel Salon
789 Yonge Street, Toronto
Panel and roundtable discussion

 Interactive station (drop-in activity)
Wednesday, December 12
10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.
Centennial College
Progress Campus
Access Bridge (Adjacent to Library and Academic Building)
941 Progress Avenue, Scarborough

Public engagement sessions will also be held in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan (January 15–16), Montréal, Quebec (January 24), and Gatineau, Quebec (January 31).

Visit the “My History Museum” website at to confirm your attendance at the panel and roundtable discussions. If you cannot attend a session, you can also share your ideas with us on the website by participating in a range of activities and by completing the online survey.

The Canadian Museum of Civilization is the centre for research and public information on the social and human history of the country. Located on the shores of the Ottawa River in Gatineau, Quebec, the Museum is Canada’s largest and most popular cultural institution, attracting over 1.2 million visitors each year. The Museum of Civilization’s principal role is to preserve and promote the heritage of Canada for present and future generations, thereby contributing to the promotion and enhancement of Canadian identity.

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