Canada 150


City-produced exhibitions including visual art, photography and storytelling highlight moments in time in Toronto that have shaped Canada as we know it today.  For more TO Canada with Love exhibitions, visit the Canada 150 Festival and Event Calendar.

Canada 150 Exhibitions: My City My Six

My City My Six

January to May & September to October, 2017

My City My Six (MCM6) is a participatory public art project that will reveal Toronto and its residents in celebration of Canada 150, six words at a time. From January through May 2017, the My City My Six project asks Torontonians to share something essential about themselves in six words culminating in a citywide exhibition in the public realm in the fall of 2017. Visit

Canada 150 Exhibitions: 1867 Rebellion to Confederation

1867 – Rebellion to Confederation

Gibson House Museum – North
June 3 to August 27, 2017

Explore the three decades leading up to Canada's Confederation through components of the Canadian Museum of History's travelling exhibition. Through graphic panels, audio visual and interactive components, follow the struggles for responsible government and the national discussions that brought Canada into being during a time of social upheaval. Full details to come at


Settling in Toronto: The Quest for Freedom, Opportunity and Identity

Market Gallery
March 25- July 15, 2017

This exhibition looks at Toronto’s changing demographics and key events in the city's history in relation to the development of Canadian identity. It explores founding peoples and the impact on identity of the War of 1812, Confederation, the First World War, Canada’s Centennial, and the current scene. Full details to come at

Canada 150 Exhibitions: Maple Leaf Forever

Maple Leaf Forever: Toronto's Take on a National Symbol

Market Gallery
July 22 to November 18, 2017

This artifact-rich exhibition will explore how Torontonians have helped shape the maple leaf as Canada's leading national symbol over the past 150 years. From the Prince of Wales' visit to Toronto just prior to Confederation to the use of the maple leaf in commercial and industrial branding throughout the 20th century, Torontonians have forged close associations between the maple leaf as an icon and a source of identity. Full details to come at