Welcome to Toronto: A Place of Meeting, Toronto Public Library's virtual exhibition that celebrates 10,000 years of the city's history. It recreates the exhibition on display at the TD Gallery, Toronto Reference Library, June 29 - September 22, 2002 and May 17 - August 2, 2003. Images are from the Library's Special Collections and private collections.

The virtual exhibition is divided into five eras, beginning with the first human presence in the city 8000 BC and ending with modern city of 2003. You can explore the city's past by clicking one of the images on the map or a time period on the navigation bar.

Each era begins with an Overview History, which summarizes the major trends and developments that shaped that time period.

An accompanying Timeline chronicles the major events of the era and presents a gallery of related images.

Student activities: a scavenger hunt, a map comparison and writing assignments, especially suited to students in Grade 7 and Grade 9 studying local history.

Toronto: A Place of Meeting brochure

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