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  • All aboard Toronto! Railways and the Growth of the City
    All aboard Toronto! Railways and the Growth of the City
    collection       The role that railways have played in the history and development of Toronto is celebrated with a train tour, an online gallery and some interactive "fun and games."
    collection     The role that railways have played in the history and development of Toronto is celebrated with a train tour, an online gallery and some interactive "fun and games."
    Toronto Public Library
  • Animals are allowed in the library
    Animals are allowed in the library
    collection       Selected from Toronto Public Library's rare books, original art and postcard collections, this virtual exhibit features prints from Audubon's Quadrupeds, images of wild and domestic animals as well as animals at play.
    collection     Selected from Toronto Public Library's rare books, original art and postcard collections, this virtual exhibit features prints from Audubon's Quadrupeds, images of wild and domestic animals as well as animals ...
    Toronto Public Library
  • Audubon images on stamps
    Audubon images on stamps
    collection       The exhibition features prints from the library's rare first edition of Audubon's Birds of America and Audubon stamps from around the world. Includes the Canada Post design process used to transform a print into a stamp and commemorates Canada's first Audubon stamp series.
    collection     The exhibition features prints from the library's rare first edition of Audubon's Birds of America and Audubon stamps from around the world. Includes the Canada Post design process used to ...
    Toronto Public Library
  • Canadians on Guard: the Home Front 1939-1945
    Canadians on Guard: the Home Front 1939-1945
    collection       This exhibition commemorates the 60th anniversary of VE Day, the end of the war in Europe. The exhibit of colour posters, unique ephemera, manuscripts, books, periodicals and photographs from the collections of the Toronto Public Library is dedicated to those who served their country at home and abroad.
    collection     This exhibition commemorates the 60th anniversary of VE Day, the end of the war in Europe. The exhibit of colour posters, unique ephemera, manuscripts, books, periodicals and photographs from the ...
    Toronto Public Library
  • A Case of Considerable interest: Treasures from the Arthur Conan Doyle Collection
    A Case of Considerable interest: Treasures from the Arthur Conan Doyle Collection
    collection       An exhibition celebrating the 35th anniversary of the Arthur Conan Doyle Collection at the Toronto Public Library. Sir Arthur Conan Doyle (1859-1930) is best known for his detective stories about Sherlock Holmes, but he was also the author of many other works and one of the best known public figures ...
    collection     An exhibition celebrating the 35th anniversary of the Arthur Conan Doyle Collection at the Toronto Public Library. Sir Arthur Conan Doyle (1859-1930) is best known for his detective stories about ...
    Toronto Public Library
  • Footprints of the Hound
    Footprints of the Hound
    collection       Footprints of the Hound celebrates the centenary of the re-emergence of Sherlock Holmes in Hound of the Baskervilles, and the thirtieth anniversary of the opening to the public of Toronto Reference Library's Arthur Conan Doyle Collection.
    collection     Footprints of the Hound celebrates the centenary of the re-emergence of Sherlock Holmes in Hound of the Baskervilles, and the thirtieth anniversary of the opening to the public of Toronto ...
    Toronto Public Library
  • Frozen Ocean: Search for the Northwest Passage
    Frozen Ocean: Search for the Northwest Passage
    collection       Books, maps and prints from the Library's collections, dating from 1578 to 1907, document 300 years of Arctic exploration, from Sir Martin Frobisher's discovery of Baffin Island in 1576 to the first navigation of the Northwest Passage by Roald Amundsen in 1903-5.
    collection     Books, maps and prints from the Library's collections, dating from 1578 to 1907, document 300 years of Arctic exploration, from Sir Martin Frobisher's discovery of Baffin Island in 1576 to ...
    Toronto Public Library
  • Group of Seven Style and Design
    Group of Seven Style and Design
    collection       Book illustrations and bookplates designed by Group of Seven artists J.E.H. MacDonald and A.Y. Jackson are examined in this virtual exhibit. Also includes biographical information and commentary on the designs.
    collection     Book illustrations and bookplates designed by Group of Seven artists J.E.H. MacDonald and A.Y. Jackson are examined in this virtual exhibit. Also includes biographical information and commentary on the designs.
    Toronto Public Library
  • Ontario History Quest
    Ontario History Quest
    collection       This exhibition features materials from the Toronto Reference Library, the Archives of Ontario and the City of Toronto Archives. Ontario's history is brought to life through the eyes of a new settler to Upper Canada, a working child at the turn of the century, and a 1950s family.
    collection     This exhibition features materials from the Toronto Reference Library, the Archives of Ontario and the City of Toronto Archives. Ontario's history is brought to life through the eyes of a ...
    Toronto Public Library
  • Picture Perfect! Canadian Picture Book of Art
    Picture Perfect! Canadian Picture Book of Art
    collection       A celebration of Canadian picture book art, featuring more than 50 original book illustrations from The Osborne Collection of Early Children's Books, Toronto Public Library. This virtual exhibit highlights Canadian book illustration at its most imaginative, colourful and audacious!
    collection     A celebration of Canadian picture book art, featuring more than 50 original book illustrations from The Osborne Collection of Early Children's Books, Toronto Public Library. This virtual exhibit highlights Canadian ...
    Toronto Public Library
  • Setting the Stage: 20 years of Design for Opera Atelier
    Setting the Stage: 20 years of Design for Opera Atelier
    collection       An exhibition of designs, photographs, costumes, props and prints to celebrate 20 years of design by Opera Atelier. The exhibition traces the company's design process beginning with Orfeo in 1986, followed by Pygmalion, Persée, The Magic Flute, Médée, Iphigénie en Tauride and Armide and more.
    collection     An exhibition of designs, photographs, costumes, props and prints to celebrate 20 years of design by Opera Atelier. The exhibition traces the company's design process beginning with Orfeo in 1986, ...
    Toronto Public Library
  • This Magical Book: Movable books for Children 1771-2001
    This Magical Book: Movable books for Children 1771-2001
    collection       For the serious scholar or the young at heart, the exhibition features the history of children's pop-up and other movable books, 1771 to 2001, from the Osborne Collection of Early Children's Books.
    collection     For the serious scholar or the young at heart, the exhibition features the history of children's pop-up and other movable books, 1771 to 2001, from the Osborne Collection of Early ...
    Toronto Public Library
  • Toronto: A place of meeting
    Toronto: A place of meeting
    collection       Artifacts, artwork and documents illustrating ten thousand years of the city's history are presented in five timelines from 8000 BCE to the present day.
    collection     Artifacts, artwork and documents illustrating ten thousand years of the city's history are presented in five timelines from 8000 BCE to the present day.
    Toronto Public Library
  • Historocity: Toronto Then and Now
    Historocity: Toronto Then and Now
    collection       Explore the Toronto neighborhood through images and text documents
    collection     Explore the Toronto neighborhood through images and text documents
    Toronto Public Library
  • Circus Comes to Town
    Circus Comes to Town
    collection       The circus is a theatrical spectacle that is international in scope and appeals to all ages. This exhibition features an array of images that range from the lavish and decorative designs of the late 19th century to the gritty social realism of the early 20th century. From TD Gallery exhibition ...
    collection     The circus is a theatrical spectacle that is international in scope and appeals to all ages. This exhibition features an array of images that range from the lavish and decorative ...
    Toronto Public Library
  • Collected Works
    Collected Works
    collection       In celebration of Toronto Reference Library's 30th year, the library presented a gallery exhibition featuring highlights from its special collections. Beginning in the late nineteenth century and developed over time, the collections represent a public legacy that reveal a great diversity of focus, form, age and content. From TD Gallery ...
    collection     In celebration of Toronto Reference Library's 30th year, the library presented a gallery exhibition featuring highlights from its special collections. Beginning in the late nineteenth century and developed over time, ...
    Toronto Public Library
  • Curator's Showcase
    Curator's Showcase
    collection       Come explore the Curator's Showcase. We have digitized seven treasures from the Toronto Public Library's rich and varied special collections, and added pictures, maps, notes and more. Four original Dumbells scripts are presented from Toronto Reference Library's manuscript collections relating to the performing arts in Canada.
    collection     Come explore the Curator's Showcase. We have digitized seven treasures from the Toronto Public Library's rich and varied special collections, and added pictures, maps, notes and more. Four original Dumbells ...
    Toronto Public Library
  • Toronto's Sanctuaries - Church Designs by Henry Langley
    Toronto's Sanctuaries - Church Designs by Henry Langley
    collection       Henry Langley (1836-1907) was a Toronto-born architect. During an impressive career spanning over forty years, Langley designed more than seventy churches throughout Ontario, approximately a quarter of them in Toronto alone, as well as many handsome commercial buildings and lavish private homes. From TD Gallery exhibition held April 28 - ...
    collection     Henry Langley (1836-1907) was a Toronto-born architect. During an impressive career spanning over forty years, Langley designed more than seventy churches throughout Ontario, approximately a quarter of them in Toronto ...
    Toronto Public Library
  • Kabuki
    Kabuki
    collection       This two-part exhibition of rare Library materials details the cultural history of kabuki theatre. Kabuki is a performing art that combines music, dance, pantomime, song, drama and comedy. Part 1 presents images of the world of actors, showing them in signature roles, in rehearsal, backstage at the theatre and memorialized ...
    collection     This two-part exhibition of rare Library materials details the cultural history of kabuki theatre. Kabuki is a performing art that combines music, dance, pantomime, song, drama and comedy. Part 1 ...
    Toronto Public Library
  • Winter Fun in Toronto
    Winter Fun in Toronto
    collectionimagetext  c1883-1925,     Blessed with many ravines, wooded lots and parklands, early Toronto residents were able to enjoy many winter outdoor activies right in their own neighbourhoods. Sleighing, tobogganing, bobsledding, skating, curling, hockey, skiing and snowshoeing were all popular forms of winter recreation. As the city grew and prospered, clubs and associations formed, ...
    collectionimagetext  c1883-1925,   Blessed with many ravines, wooded lots and parklands, early Toronto residents were able to enjoy many winter outdoor activies right in their own neighbourhoods. Sleighing, tobogganing, bobsledding, skating, curling, hockey, ...
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