Stories

Hilary Weston Leads Campaign

by Julia Matthews

2000s

Hilary Weston leads the fundraising campaign, which will restore the heritage architecture and build "the crystal". She announces a gift of $30 million from Michael Lee Chin, the largest gift to a museum in Canadian history.

Architect Chosen

Architect Chosen

by Julia Matthews

2000s

Daniel Libeskind is announced as the architect for the project, following an international search. He sketches his idea on napkins from the ROM's restaurant.

Major Exhibitions Begin Again

Major Exhibitions Begin Again

by Julia Matthews

2010s

The new space for blockbusters is tried out.

Groundbeaking Ceremony

by Julia Matthews

2000s

At the groundbreaking for the crystal, Hilary Weston and Michael Lee Chin get to drive.

Lions on the Move (Again!)

by Julia Matthews

2000s

Demolition of the Terrace Galleries reuires that the lions move to the Queen's Park frontage, where they are today.

Raising the Last Beam

Raising the Last Beam

by Julia Matthews

2000s

Staff, volunteers, workers, and the architect sign the last steel beam to be put in place.

90th Birthday

90th Birthday

by Julia Matthews

2000s

A birthday party with cake and balloons is also the chance to announce that the W. Garfield Weston Foundation and Hilary and Galen Weston will donate $20 million each.

Curator Poses

Curator Poses

by Julia Matthews

2000s

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PROM - a New Tradition

by Julia Matthews

2000s

Young Patron's Circle hosts the inaugural party called PROM in the tradition of excellent parties.

New Galleries

by Julia Matthews

2000s

10 new galleries open in the heritage buildings.