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Myseum Intersections Festival

Myseum Intersections Festival

Myseum Intersections Festival

Myseum: Intersections Arrivals + DeparturesThe Canadian Lesbian and Gay Archives is happy to collaborate on four innovative exhibitions for the Myseum of Toronto‘s Intersections Festival. The annual festival that explores intersectional perspectives of Toronto through collaborative exhibitions, events, workshops, and tours. This year’s theme is Arrivals and Departures.

Jeanne B’ 93: A Gendertroublemaker Arrives

A video still of Mirha-Soliel RossGender oppression, sex work, and animal welfare intersect in surprising and affecting ways in Jeanne B ‘93: A Gendertroublemaker Arrives, an exhibition focused on transsexual artist/activist Mirha-Soleil Ross. Gendertroublemakers (1993) will be screened at the launch; a free workshop will provide the opportunity to recreate activist buttons from the groundbreaking zine “Gendertrash”.

08 Mar 2018 – 30 Mar 2018
The 519
519 Church Street, Toronto

Hours of Operation:
Monday – Friday: 8:30am – 10pm
Saturday: 9am – 5pm
Sunday: 10am – 5pm

Opening Reception:
08 Mar 2018
7 – 10pm

Button-making Workshop:
05 Mar 2018
6 – 8:30pm

Collaborators:

The 519 logo 
 
 

Escondidos No More

A series of images from old Xtra newspaper covers of 3 members of the Latinx communityEscondidos No More! traces the history of the coming out of the Latinx LGBTQ community in Toronto. The exhibit features photos, posters and other cultural artifacts that represent the events, activities, organizations and people who spearheaded these movements.

08 Mar 2018 – 01 Apr 2018
The 519
519 Church Street, Toronto

Hours of Operation:
Monday – Friday:  8:30am – 10pm
Saturday:  9am – 5pm
Sunday:  10am – 5pm

Opening Reception:
08 Mar 2018, 7 – 10pm

Drag Show Performance:
“No Te Escondas Mas”
(“Don’t Hide No More”)
24 Mar 2018, 8pm
The 519, Ballroom

Collaborators:

The 519 logoLatinos Positivos Toronto logoLatin Group Hola Groupo LatinoComoencasaEl Convento Rico logo
 
 
 

Now and Then

An image of a concrete path surrounded by greenery with a shadow of a person showing.Now and Then is a video art commissioning and presentation project developed by the RT Collective in collaboration with the Canadian Lesbian and Gay Archives (CLGA) and the Gladstone Hotel. A team of ten artists will create new video pieces in response to specific items they find in the archives.

06 Mar 2018 – 31 Mar 2018
12 – 5pm
The Gladstone Hotel
1212 Queen Street West, Toronto
Second floor gallery
Studios 205 and 206

Opening Reception:
08 Mar 2018, 7 – 10pm

Collaborators:

RT Collective LogoGladstone Hotel logo  Toronto Arts Council logoCanada Council for the Arts logo

 
 
 

The Journey, Not the Arrival, Matters

An image of Oscar WildeJust when did Toronto turn queer? Did it just happen at one historical moment or is there a story there or, better yet, stories? Using Oscar Wilde’s visit to Toronto in 1882 as a starting point, this storytelling event provides multi-dimensional points of view and gazes on Toronto’s queer histories.

20 Mar 2018
7:30pm
Dora Keogh Pub
141 Danforth Avenue

24 Mar 2018
1:30 PM
Spadina House
Spadina Museum: Historic House & Garden
285 Spadina Road

Collaborators:

city of Toronto logo

Jeffrey Canton Productions

University College

Dora Keogh Irish Pub

Spadina Museum

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Myseum Intersections Festival

Myseum Intersections Festival

Myseum: Intersections Arrivals + DeparturesThe Canadian Lesbian and Gay Archives is happy to collaborate on four innovative exhibitions for the Myseum of Toronto‘s Intersections Festival. The annual festival that explores intersectional perspectives of Toronto through collaborative exhibitions, events, workshops, and tours. This year’s theme is Arrivals and Departures.

Jeanne B’ 93: A Gendertroublemaker Arrives

A video still of Mirha-Soliel RossGender oppression, sex work, and animal welfare intersect in surprising and affecting ways in Jeanne B ‘93: A Gendertroublemaker Arrives, an exhibition focused on transsexual artist/activist Mirha-Soleil Ross. Gendertroublemakers (1993) will be screened at the launch; a free workshop will provide the opportunity to recreate activist buttons from the groundbreaking zine “Gendertrash”.

08 Mar 2018 – 30 Mar 2018
The 519
519 Church Street, Toronto

Hours of Operation:
Monday – Friday: 8:30am – 10pm
Saturday: 9am – 5pm
Sunday: 10am – 5pm

Opening Reception:
08 Mar 2018
7 – 10pm

Button-making Workshop:
05 Mar 2018
6 – 8:30pm

Collaborators:

The 519 logo 
 
 

Escondidos No More

A series of images from old Xtra newspaper covers of 3 members of the Latinx communityEscondidos No More! traces the history of the coming out of the Latinx LGBTQ community in Toronto. The exhibit features photos, posters and other cultural artifacts that represent the events, activities, organizations and people who spearheaded these movements.

08 Mar 2018 – 01 Apr 2018
The 519
519 Church Street, Toronto

Hours of Operation:
Monday – Friday:  8:30am – 10pm
Saturday:  9am – 5pm
Sunday:  10am – 5pm

Opening Reception:
08 Mar 2018, 7 – 10pm

Drag Show Performance:
“No Te Escondas Mas”
(“Don’t Hide No More”)
24 Mar 2018, 8pm
The 519, Ballroom

Collaborators:

The 519 logoLatinos Positivos Toronto logoLatin Group Hola Groupo LatinoComoencasaEl Convento Rico logo
 
 
 

Now and Then

An image of a concrete path surrounded by greenery with a shadow of a person showing.Now and Then is a video art commissioning and presentation project developed by the RT Collective in collaboration with the Canadian Lesbian and Gay Archives (CLGA) and the Gladstone Hotel. A team of ten artists will create new video pieces in response to specific items they find in the archives.

06 Mar 2018 – 31 Mar 2018
12 – 5pm
The Gladstone Hotel
1212 Queen Street West, Toronto
Second floor gallery
Studios 205 and 206

Opening Reception:
08 Mar 2018, 7 – 10pm

Collaborators:

RT Collective LogoGladstone Hotel logo  Toronto Arts Council logoCanada Council for the Arts logo

 
 
 

The Journey, Not the Arrival, Matters

An image of Oscar WildeJust when did Toronto turn queer? Did it just happen at one historical moment or is there a story there or, better yet, stories? Using Oscar Wilde’s visit to Toronto in 1882 as a starting point, this storytelling event provides multi-dimensional points of view and gazes on Toronto’s queer histories.

20 Mar 2018
7:30pm
Dora Keogh Pub
141 Danforth Avenue

24 Mar 2018
1:30 PM
Spadina House
Spadina Museum: Historic House & Garden
285 Spadina Road

Collaborators:

city of Toronto logo

Jeffrey Canton Productions

University College

Dora Keogh Irish Pub

Spadina Museum

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Telephone: 416-777-2755
Email: queeries@clga.ca

Street Address:
34 Isabella Street
Toronto, ON M4Y 1N1

Mailing Address:
Canadian Lesbian and Gay Archives
P.O. Box 699
663A Yonge Street
Toronto, ON M4Y 1Z9

PUBLIC HOURS

6:30 pm - 9:00 pm Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday

1:00 pm - 5:00 pm Friday

NOTE TO RESEARCHERS:
Some of our materials are stored off site. Before visiting the archives, please send us an email at queeries@clga.ca listing in detail the topics and sources that you wish to consult and we will let you know when they will be available. We aim to respond to email inquiries within 4 business days.

CONSTRUCTION NOTICE:

As we continue our efforts to make the CLGA more accessible, we are now renovating the front of the house to add a ramp to the front entrance. The exterior construction started Monday, September 17, 2018 and will continue until late November. The first steps will be working to fence off the tree at the front of the house. Please note that there will not be any construction work done during public service hours. Should there be any disruptions affecting our access to the front door and/or work in the house during this process, we will post a notice as soon as possible. Thank you for your understanding and patience as we try to make the CLGA more accessible to all. If you have any questions/concerns, please contact the Executive Director, Raegan Swanson, at executivedirector@clga.ca

Update – Sep 27, 2018: The front door is currently not accessible due to construction. Please use the back door until further notice.


The Canadian Lesbian and Gay Archives is located on the traditional lands of the Mississaugas of the New Credit First Nation, the Haudenosaunee, the Anishnaabe and the Huron-Wendat. Today, Toronto is still the home to many Indigenous people from across Turtle Island and we are grateful to have the opportunity to work on this land.

The CLGA strives to gather the stories of the unheard and silenced voices of the 2SLGBTQ+ first peoples of this land. We acknowledge that some stories have already been lost, and we aim to ensure that those that remain and those that are to come are preserved for the future.