MomenTO: Toronto's Heritage of Innovation
In partnership with Heritage Toronto, MomenTO presents a series of six talks to explore how Toronto's heritage of innovation has shaped Canada and the world. Toronto has been home to countless innovators and to moments of innovation that have shaped our city, our country, and the world. From healthcare to technology, from building an early personal computer to imagining a Global Village, discover the ways in which we have been making Canada and the world a better place for more than 150 years.
Sunday, September 10 - Aerospace
1:30 to 3 p.m. | Downsview Park (70 Canuck Avenue)
FREE – Please RSVP online
Space historian Jordan Bimm presents our fourth talk in the MomenTO: Heritage of Innovation Series. Learn how Toronto has contributed to innovations such as the Canadarm, the Beaver, and the Avro Arrow, well-known innovations that changed the world — and the galaxy. You’ll hear some of the lesser known stories, too, such as the connection between Nobel Prize winner Frederick Banting and the anti-gravity space suit!
About Jordan Bimm: Jordan Bimm is a PhD candidate at York University in Science and Technology Studies, where his research focuses on the early history of astronauts and space medicine. A former NASA Fellow and Visiting Student at Cambridge, he has received the Adam Center Prize for Cold War MIlitary History and the Sacknoff Prize for Space History.
MomenTO – Toronto’s Heritage of Innovation: Aerospace is presented in partnership with Downsview Park.
Topics to be explored (Details coming soon):
- Innovation in Media
- Innovation in Technology and the Smart City
- Innovation in International Service