Media Advisory - Media preview of special Toronto Black History Month
exhibition at Ontario Science Centre

TORONTO, Feb. 3 /CNW/ - Tourism Toronto and the Ontario Science Centre are presenting a salute to Toronto's rich Black heritage via an exhibition at the Ontario Science Centre. Over 55 artifacts and photos will be on display tracing the region's earliest African-Canadian families back 10 generations.

    What:  Official opening of special exhibition, "Northern Lights: African-
           Canadian Stories" - curated by Toronto historian Dr. Sheldon
           Taylor. This exhibition runs until March 2.

    Who:   David Whitaker, President and CEO, Tourism Toronto
           Lesley Lewis, Chief Executive Officer, Ontario Science Centre
           Councillor Michael Thompson, City of Toronto
           Dr. Sheldon Taylor, Historian and Exhibition Curator
           Members of the Crowley, Newby and Downes families
            (early African-Canadian Toronto families)

    When:  Tuesday, February 9, 2010
           11:00 a.m.

    Where: Procter & Gamble Great Hall, Ontario Science Centre
           Directions: 770 Don Mills Road, Toronto
           Event takes place in the Procter & Gamble Great Hall, please park
           in visitor lot.

SOURCE Black History Month

For further information: For further information: Cathy Riches, Tourism Toronto, (416) 987-9077,; Ellen Flowers, Ontario Science Centre, (416) 696-3154,

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