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Virtual Exhibits Highlighting Toronto Public Library Special Collections

The Changing Face of Toronto
May 14 - July 23, 2016

Special Collections: A to Z
February 20 - April 24, 2016

John J. Audubon's Birds of America
September 26 to November 29, 2015

A Grand design: The Toronto City Hall Design Competition
Launched September 2015

Toronto's Sporting Past
July 4 to September 5, 2015

Exposed: Highlights from the Toronto Star Photograph Archive
April 18 to June 14, 2015

Freedom City: Uncovering Toronto’s Black History
January 31 to March 29, 2015

Four Families, One War
November 1, 2014, to January 11, 2015

Dreaming Big: Toronto’s Waterfront – 1852 to Tomorrow
August 9 to October 11, 2014

Canada Entertains!
A selection of photos of 20th century Canadian entertainers from the Toronto Star Photograph Archive.

Demonstrations
Compelling photos from the Toronto Star Photograph Archive of various demonstrations in Toronto and elsewhere in Canada during the 20th century.

Publisher’s Choice
A selection of photographs from the Toronto Star Photograph Archive, donated to the Toronto Public Library in June, 2014.

Magnetic North: The Enduring Pull of the Arctic
May 17 to July 19, 2014

The Gilded Age of Fashion: 1890-1914
October 19, 2013, to January 4, 2014

Pages of Weston History
Launched September 2013

Flight: A Thrilling History of an Idea
July 13 to September 22, 2013

Your Yonge Street
Launched June 2013

War Stories: Toronto and the War of 1812-14
March 30 to June 22, 2013

Adventures with Sherlock Holmes
January 5 to March 10, 2013

Royal Fanfare
An exhibition of rare engravings, photographs, and royal souvenirs
September 22 to December 2, 2012

A Passion for History: The Legacy of James Bain
June 16 to September 1, 2012

Toronto Foundations: A Brief Look
Launched 2011

Toronto Orphanages and Day Nurseries
Launched December 2010

Tarragon Theatre: 40 Years On
Launched September 2010

"A name that will bring him luck": Pinocchio and the Italian Fairy Tale Tradition
An exhibition at the Osborne Collection of Early Children’s Books
September 13 to December 13, 2010

Fraternal Societies in Canada
Launched July 2010

Worlds Away! – Wild Inventions at Osborne
An exhibition at the Osborne Collection of Early Children’s Books
June 17 to September 4, 2010.

Garden City: Public and Private Gardens in Early Toronto
Launched May 2010

Sidney Paget: Iconic illustrator of Sherlock Holmes
Launched April 2010

The First Black Doctor in Canada: Anderson Ruffin Abbott
Launched March 2010

Panorama of the City of Toronto, 1857
Launched December 2009

Winter Fun in Toronto
Launched December 2009

Royal Visits to Toronto
Launched November 2009

Lacrosse: The National Game
Launched October 2009

Gone Fishin': North to Cottage Country
Launched September 2009

When Cinderella Went to the Ball: Five Hundred Years of Fairy Tales
September 12 to December 12, 2009

The Maple Leaf Forever
Launched June 2009

Four Virtual Exhibits celebrating Toronto’s 175th anniversary
Launched April 2009

Capturing Canada on Paper and Canvas
January 31 to March 15, 2009

Local Flavour: Eating in Toronto, 1830-1955
October 25, 2008, to January 11, 2009

The Circus Comes to Town
July 19 to October 5, 2008

Curator's Showcase: Discovery at Your Fingertips...
Launched in November 2007

Collected Works: A Public Legacy
October 20 to December 31, 2007

Toronto's Sanctuaries
Church Designs by Henry Langley

April 18 to June 30, 2007

Picture Perfect!
An Exhibit of Canadian Picture Book Art

January 27 to April 1, 2007

A Case of Considerable Interest: Treasures from the Arthur Conan Doyle Collection
October 18, 2006, to January 7, 2007

Setting the Stage: 20 Years of Design for Opera Atelier
February 9 to April 30, 2006

Animals Are Allowed in the Library
November 12, 2005, to January 22, 2006

Group of Seven Style and Design
June 18 to August 6, 2005

Canadians On Guard: the Home Front 1939-1945
April 9 to May 29, 2005

Frozen Ocean: Search for the Northwest Passage
October 2 to December 31, 2004

Kabuki
May 8 to July 3, 2004 (Part 1: The Actors) and
July 17 to September 12, 2004 (Part 2: The Performance)

Audubon Images on Stamps
February 22 to April 27, 2003

Toronto: A Place of Meeting
June 29 to September 22, 2002, and May 17 to August 2, 2003

This Magical Book: Movable Books for Children, 1771-2001
April 13 to June 9, 2002

Footprints of the Hound
October 20 to December 29, 2001

All Aboard Toronto: Railways and the Growth of the City
August 4 to October 7, 2001