Thursday 4 February 2010

Media Launch: Toronto Black History Month Exhibition at Science Centre

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

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.

For more information contact:
Cathy Riches
Tourism Toronto
Ellen Flowers
Ontario Science Centre

Issued by Stephen Weir & Associates for Tourism Toronto and the Ontario Science Centre