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Bringing the Streets to Life: ROM Walk- Amanda Hunter

authored by Amanda Hunter I am usually on my way from “A to B,” concerned with the destination and too busy for the journey. Like all young Torontonians I happen to have an incredible ability for spontaneity; when extra time shows its face we take it before it’s too late. Sunday afternoon led

ROM Walk: Queen’s Park Circle

By Bruce Salvatore, ROM Walks, Department of Museum Volunteers Queen’s Park, located in central Toronto, was opened in 1860 and dedicated by the Prince of Wales (later King Edward VII) to his mother, Queen Victoria. Brimming with history, this ROM walk uncovers the controversy that surrounded awa

A Moon Walk at the ROM

It’s an elite group of people that have walked on the moon, but this weekend you will have a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to share the experience with Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin (or at least the image of them – Neil is reflected in Buzz’s space helmet).  Space Weekend, May 5 – 6

ROM Walk: Sculpture and the City

By Valerie Fairclough, ROMwalks volunteer Like the TV show of a similar title, a walk around city streets can be both exciting, stimulating and entertaining.  You never know what you might find nestling there, waiting to be noticed and appreciated!  There are over 600 works of so-called “public

Walking in a Winter Wonderland

Here for ROM for the Holidays, it’s the long-awaited return of the Earth Rangers Studio Winter Wonderland in Life in Crisis: the Schad Gallery of Biodiversity! A beautiful sight, we're happy tonight... (It took so long to hand-paint all these trees! My wrist hurt for ages.) For the past

Walking a half-Marathon as the Herculaneum soldier

Walking a half-Marathon as the Herculaneum soldier

Probably on October 24th in 79 AD a large group of people congregated on the beach at the seaside town of Herculaneum, in Italy. They were presumably trying to take ship to gain distance from Mount Vesuvius, which had been raining ash and rocks on the city, and the neighbouring town of Pompeii, all

Free Walk: Sacred Stones & Steeples- Aug 14.24

See the magnificent 19th century sacred buildings, crafted by the finest architects, that reveal the importance of religion in the city. This walk will also be provided in French.

Free Walk: Sacred Stones & Steeples- June 16.24

See the magnificent 19th century sacred buildings, crafted by the finest architects, that reveal the importance of religion in the city. This walk will also be provided in French.

Free Walk: Cabbagetown North- July 3.24

Explore history in this heritage community, full of incredible homes dating back to the 1850s, many preserved through restoration, renovation, and community pride. This walk will be provided in French.

Free Walk: Annex West- May 5.24

Explore the Annex neighbourhood west of Spadina, including churches, schools – and even the occasional murder.