Department of Public Memory

Over the 12 hours of Nuit Blanche Toronto 2017, the DEPARTMENT will unveil three new signs to commemorate overlooked civic sites. Join us to remember a unique palliative care hospice that closed in 2013; the activism of night cleaners working in buildings surrounding Queen’s Park in the 1970s and 80s, and; an 1883 referendum that spurred the development of the Toronto Public Library system.

Between official unveilings, the DEPARTMENT will be on the job preparing to install signs and engaging with passersby. Find us in the vicinity of each sign unveiling up to one hour before and one hour after the times listed below:

Remembering Perram House, 8:30 pm @ 4 Wellesley Place

Remembering Cleaners’ Action, 11:59 pm @ 80 Grosvenor St.

Remembering the Vote for the Free Library, 4:00 am @ NW corner of Yonge and Charles St intersection.

For the rest of the night the DEPARTMENT will be on the move. Follow us on Twitter @publicmem for up-to-the-minute locations.

Department of Public Memory

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