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Lost & Found: Rediscovering Fragments of Old Toronto
Campbell House Museum
Toronto, ON
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Lost & Found: Rediscovering Fragments of Old Toronto
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Panel Discussion: May 17, 6:00pm-7:00pm (space limited)
Opening Reception: May 17, 7:00pm-9:00pm

The tickets for the panel discussion are now sold out. If you would like to be added to our waiting list, please email antonia@campbellhousemuseum.ca.


In the postwar era, many of Toronto's iconic downtown buildings were demolished to make way for modern office towers. Rosa and Spencer Clark, passionate supporters of the Arts and Crafts movement and eager to preserve examples of handcrafted masonry, rescued architectural fragments from some of these buildings and relocated them to their Scarborough home, now known as the Guild Park and Gardens. Some of the salvaged stones were transformed into sculptural installations that can be seen on the grounds of the park today. Other pieces, however, were relegated to long-term storage. For the first time in over fifty years, a selection of these salvaged stones has returned to the downtown core for Lost & Found: Rediscovering Fragments of Old Toronto, a year-long exhibition in the Campbell House garden.

Curated by Leora Bebko, Hannah Hadfield, and Tanya McCullough--graduate students from the University of Toronto's Museum Studies program--Lost & Found reflects on the people and forces that shaped the landscape of Toronto. Lost & Found asks the viewer to consider the future of heritage conservation in the City and the way that the city's historical fragments can animate today's urban spaces.



Panel Discussion: 6:00pm-7:00pm in the Campbell House Ballroom

Please join us for an in-depth discussion on the state of heritage conservation in Toronto. Featuring a panel of experts, the discussion will reflect on current trends and possible future strategies concerning the use of Toronto's historic collections. (limited space)

Moderated by: Cathy Nasmith, President of the Architectural Conservancy of Ontario, Toronto branch  

Panelists: Ralph Daley of the Grange Community Association, Mikael Sydor of ERA Architects, and Alexandra Avdichuk, Supervisor of Collections and Conservation for the City of Toronto, Museums and Heritage Services



Opening Reception: 7:00pm-9:00pm in the Campbell House garden

Following the panel discussion, please join us in the garden for a reception to celebrate the opening of the exhibition. Enjoy light refreshments and meet the exhibitions curators and panelists while exploring the exhibit.



www.campbellhousemuseum.ca

Location

Campbell House Museum (View)
160 Queen Street West
Toronto, ON M5H3H3
Canada


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Kid Friendly: No
Dog Friendly: No
Non-Smoking: Yes!
Wheelchair Accessible: No

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