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Museum Studies: Scrolling Spadina

Submitted on Wednesday, May 05, 2021

Scrolling Spadina — the first-ever virtual tour of Toronto’s historic Kensington Market – has launched online. The tour, developed by Museum Studies student Hanna Schacter, in partnership with the Ontario Jewish Archives, was inspired by the OJA’s popular in-person walking tours.

The eight stops on the Scrolling Spadina tour lead users through the Jewish history of Kensington Market and Spadina Avenue. The tours are written and narrated by the OJA’s tour guides, and each of the 8 video guided tours were filmed on location and edited by videographer Pierre Kochel.

Archival photographs, films and documents sourced from the OJA transport viewers to the sights and sounds of the market, and create a dynamic and immersive online experience that explores themes of immigration, daily life, community development, activism and more.

Access the tour here:

Exhibition Project is a full year course for Museum Studies students who work in small groups or individually to develop a project, often an exhibition, in partnership with cultural institutions, community organizations or university programs.

More exhibits will be featured as they launch in coming weeks.

Here are some exhibits that have already been unveiled:
Picturing Politics
Onwards: The University of Toronto Through Times of Change
AGNES: Illustrating Canadian Wildflowers and Plant Life