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
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,
email@example.com; Ihor Wons, Office of Councillor Thompson, (416) 397-9274,