Media Advisory - Opening of special Toronto Black History Month exhibition at St. Lawrence Hall

    TORONTO, Feb. 9 /CNW/ - Tourism Toronto, Toronto Councillor Michael
Thompson and community leaders will gather to salute Toronto's rich Black
heritage and its power to draw visitors at the opening of a special
exhibition. The exhibition and reception take place at the landmark St.
Lawrence Hall, which hosted many anti-slavery events.

    What:     Opening reception for special exhibition, "Many Rivers to
              Cross: The Toronto Journey 1900-1950" - curated by Toronto
              historian Dr. Sheldon Taylor. This exhibit consists of 55
              period photos and artifacts, including a rare copy of a book of
              poetry, Songs in the Shadows, written in the 1940s, and a
              reproduction of the 1930s Free Lance newspaper detailing the
              response of Mussolini's invasion of Ethiopia.

              Tourism Toronto will also announce major new conventions coming
              to Toronto, with representatives from the U.S.-based
              organizations present.

    Who:      David Whitaker, President and CEO, Tourism Toronto
              Councillor Michael Thompson
              Dr. Sheldon Taylor, Historian and Exhibition Curator
              Joe Sealy performs his Juno Award-winning Africville Suite

    When:     Tuesday, February 10, 2009
              5:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.
              Remarks at 6:00 p.m.

    Where:    St. Lawrence Hall, 157 King Street East

For further information:

For further information: Cathy Riches, Tourism Toronto, (416) 987-9077,; Ihor Wons, Office of Councillor Thompson, (416) 397-9274,

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