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Doors Open Toronto 2015

It’s Doors Open Toronto 2015 on Saturday, May 23rd! In honour of the upcoming Pan Am/Parapan Am Games, this year the Archives of Ontario is celebrating Sport, Recreation and Leisure. All our doors will be open to the public… even the doors to our state-of-the-art vaults and preservation lab!

Visit us on May 23rd from 10:00 am to 4:00 pm to experience:

  • A behind-the-scenes tour of the Archives
  • Interactive children’s activities in our Classroom
  • Our newly designed sports travelling exhibit: Ontario’s Sporting Past
  • A unique display featuring scrapbooks created by Canadian shot put and discus champion, Jackie MacDonald
  • Our Dear Sadie WWI exhibit, with a special addition of archival photos showing WWI soldiers participating in sports

Don’t miss out on this exciting opportunity to see the Archives like never before! Also plan to visit our neighbouring sites, including the Toronto Track and Field Centre at York University, Black Creek Pioneer Village, and Downsview Park Sports Centre. See you on the 23rd!

Canadian National Exhibition (CNE) Grandstand, ca. 1930

Canadian National Exhibition (CNE) Grandstand [ca. 1930]
Photographs of the Audio-Visual Education Branch, Ontario Ministry of Education
Reference Code: RG 2-71
Archives of Ontario, I0004193