Myseum Shuttle: Discounted Histories in Oshawa

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Toronto Media Arts Centre

32 Lisgar Street

Toronto, ON M6J 0C9

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Live in Toronto but don't want to miss out on Myseum Presents: Discounted Histories exhibit & programming in Oshawa? Register to take our free Myseum shuttle bus from downtown Toronto to Oshawa to take in two Discounted Histories experiences. The Canadian Automotive Museum will be showcasing their exhibit Junk in Your Trunk and Oshawa Museum will be facilitating their talk, General Stores of Canada: Merchants and Memories.

Shuttle Schedule:

12:45pm - Registration/Check-In

1:00 pm - Depart Toronto Media Arts Centre

2:10 pm - Arrive at Canadian Automotive Museum

3:00 pm - Depart Canadian Automotive Museum

3:15 pm - Arrive at CORE21 (21 Simcoe Street)

3:30 pm - General Stores of Canada: Merchants and Memories Talk

5:00 pm - Depart 21 Simcoe street and return to Toronto Media Arts Centre

6:30 pm - Arrive at Toronto Media Arts Centre

*Please note, these times are estimates and are subject to change with traffic

Registration/Pick-up & Drop-off Location Instructions: The Toronto Media Arts Centre pick-up and drop-off location is located at 32 Lisgar Street (Toronto Media Arts Centre's Main Entrance, outside the doors of OMG coffee).


About Junk in Your Trunk:

Since its invention at the turn of the 20th century, the automobile has significantly changed Canadian ways of living. As the demand for consumer goods increased, vehicles became a necessity for many Canadian households. The trunk quickly became an essential part of the car.

Automobiles are more than just people-movers. From suitcases, to shopping bags, to hockey skates and golf clubs, the car has evolved to hold the stuff of our busy lives. Junk in your Trunk explores how the automobile has become a tool and product of our modern-day consumer culture. Visitors will discover the unique history of the trunk, explore vehicle storage designs overflowing with innovation, and explore consumer culture through automotive advertisements, photographs, and historic vehicles.

About General Stores of Canada: Merchants and Memories

Historian and author Rae Fleming explores the origins of Canada’s love affair with shopping through the history of its general stores. General Stores of Canada: Merchants and Memories shows that for much of Canadian history, general stores, and their antecedents, trading posts, have indeed supplied most if not all the needs of Canadians. In these stores, we shopped, we told our stories and we even borrowed money. As well as being purveyors of goods, storekeepers played the role of justices of the peace, fire chiefs, and even psychologists. Often a settlement began with the founding of the store. Québec was so founded, as was Vancouver. Kindersley, Saskatchewan, was one of scores of Prairie towns that began with a store in a tent. Don’t miss this panoramic and personal history of general stores in Canada.


Please note:

-Event will take place rain or shine. In case of cancellation, we will try our best to provide ample notice prior to the event via email and through the Myseum of Toronto social media channels.

-The shuttle bus is not wheelchair accessible.

If you have any accessibility needs, requirements, or require any additional assistance please let us know and we will do our best to accommodate.

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Toronto Media Arts Centre

32 Lisgar Street

Toronto, ON M6J 0C9

Canada

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