Exhibits

Read Between the Signs: 150 Years of Language in Toronto

Read Between the Signs: 150 Years of Language in Toronto

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Description 

Toronto’s diverse languages shape our city’s streets. These languages are part of the landscape, visible in storefronts, building facades, and street signs. They can reflect, and sometimes even obscure, the communities that live and work in this city. In presenting a visual history of Toronto’s languages, this exhibition makes use of archival and contemporary photos. 

If you would like information about hosting this traveling exhibit, please contact exhibits@languagemuseum.ca

Current Exhibits
Canadian Language Museum
2275 Bayview Avenue Glendon Gallery, Glendon College
M4N 3M6 Toronto , Ontario
Canada
Ontario CA
Date:
Tuesday, January 8, 2019 to Tuesday, March 12, 2019

Panels / Audio

Panels 

A Tapestry of Voices: Celebrating Canada’s Languages

A Tapestry of Voices: Celebrating Canada’s Languages

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Description 

This exhibit surveys Canada's rich linguistic landscape, including over 60 aboriginal languages, Canada's two official languages (French and English), and more than 100 languages that immigrants have brought to our shores. The exhibit explores themes that touch the lives of speakers of every language in Canada, such as: How have the languages of Canada changed over time? What happens when languages come in contact? How can our languages be maintained for future generations?

If you would like information about hosting this traveling exhibit, please contact exhibits@languagemuseum.ca

Current Exhibits

This exhibit is not currently on display.
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Panels / Audio

Panels 

Cree: The People's Language

Cree: The People's Language

Description 

The Canadian Language Museum presents an exhibit about Cree, the most widely spoken Canadian Aboriginal language. Six colourful panels present maps, photos and information on topics including the syllabic writing system, word formation, animacy, and the future of Cree. There are also audio clips of Cree dialects from across Canada. 

If you would like information about hosting this traveling exhibit, please contact exhibits@languagemuseum.ca

Learn more about the Cree language by downloading our supplementary resources package below: 

 cree_resources_package_english.pdf
 
 
Photo credit: "Proof Close Up" by Christopher Chen (lumachrome)
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Current Exhibits
Northern District Library
40 Orchard View Boulevard
M4R 1B9 Toronto , Ontario
Canada
Ontario CA
Date:
Monday, October 21, 2019 to Saturday, October 26, 2019
Mount Dennis Library
1123 Weston Rd
M6N 3S3 Toronto , Ontario
Canada
Ontario CA
Date:
Monday, October 7, 2019 to Saturday, October 19, 2019
Université de Hearst
60 9th St
P0L 1N0 Hearst , Ontario
Canada
Ontario CA
Date:
Monday, April 15, 2019 to Friday, April 26, 2019
Constance Lake First Nation, Mamawmatawa Holistic Education Centre
2 Musko Rd
P0L 1B0 Constance Lake , Ontario
Canada
Ontario CA
Date:
Monday, April 8, 2019 to Saturday, April 13, 2019
Université de Hearst, Kapuskasing Campus
7 Aurora Ave
P5N 1J6 Kapuskasing , Ontario
Canada
Ontario CA
Date:
Monday, March 18, 2019 to Thursday, April 4, 2019
Université de Hearst, Timmins Campus
395 Theriault Blvd
P4N 0A8 Timmins , Ontario
Canada
Ontario CA
Date:
Monday, February 25, 2019 to Thursday, March 14, 2019

Panels / Audio

Panels 

Le français au Canada

Le français au Canada

Description 

Canada is not only the second largest country in the world, it is also the country with the largest number of native French speakers after France. French plays an important role in the linguistic landscape of Canada, perpetuating a language whose North American origins are nearly four centuries old. French in Canada presents the dynamic history and contemporary status of Francophone communities from coast to coast. This exhibit highlights the Laurentian and Acadian dialects and describes language contact with English and Aboriginal languages.

For more information, visit the website www.continent.uottawa.ca

If you would like information about hosting this traveling exhibit, please contact exhibits@languagemuseum.ca

 

Current Exhibits
Canada Post / Canada Revenue Agency
750 Heron Rd
K1V 2E4 Ottawa , Ontario
Canada
Ontario CA
Date:
Monday, March 18, 2019 to Friday, March 22, 2019

Panels / Audio

Panels 
Audio 
Dans les prisons de Londres

Speaking the Inuit Way

Speaking the Inuit Way

Description 

Speaking the Inuit Way introduces viewers to the diversity of the Inuit language. This exhibit presents Inuit writing systems, dialect differences and modern revitalization efforts, and illustrates how the language reflects both historical and contemporary Inuit culture and identity.

If you would like information about hosting this traveling exhibit, please contact exhibits@languagemuseum.ca

 

Current Exhibits
York Woods Library
1785 Finch Ave W
M3N 1M6 Toronto , Ontario
Canada
Ontario CA
Date:
Monday, March 18, 2019 to Saturday, March 30, 2019
Northern District Library
40 Orchard View Boulevard
M4R 1B9 Toronto , Ontario
Canada
Ontario CA
Date:
Saturday, March 9, 2019 to Saturday, March 16, 2019

Panels / Audio

Panels 

Canadian English, Eh?

Canadian English, Eh?

Description 

Canadian English, Eh? focuses on Canadians' distinctive use of the English language. This exhibit explores the history of English in Canada, variations in Canadian English across the country and across generations, as well as influences from French and Aboriginal languages.

If you would like information about hosting this traveling exhibit, please contact exhibits@languagemuseum.ca

 

 

Current Exhibits

This exhibit is not currently on display.
To find out how to book an exhibit click here...

For all previous exhibit locations click here

Panels / Audio

Panels