Our History is NOT for Sale! Stop the Cuts to City of Toronto Museums

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Darlene Kingstone
10 years ago
As a Reenactor and an educator - I see our museums, forts and historic locations as an invitation to teach and answer questions to the many who seek to learn about our past, where we have come from and why things are the way they are. They are a key to the door of learning!

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Mil Sepic
10 years ago
If you don't know your history you're certainly doomed to repeat all the worst parts of it. Once you know your history you can pick and choose what to reinforce or bring back or build upon.
You find the city's history in its museums; who built the city, what crisis it's faced and won against, what was lost and what was gained.
When foolish civic destruction like the Spadina Expressway looms over the city the people will act. Occupy Wall Street is not the only protest.

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Faith Christie
10 years ago
I guess it all comes down to what we value as a society, as a community and as a country. If we do not preserve our museums, how will our children and our children's children know who they are or where they came from.

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Benjamin Kahn
10 years ago
History plays an important role in our understanding of where we live and the people that have gone before us. Without it, we lose our sense of connection to a place and to something larger than ourselves. Museums play a key role in fostering that connection.

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N A
10 years ago
Stop dismantling our culture, our heritage.

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alecia drummond
10 years ago
There is no 'gravy' in museums, Mr. Ford.

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Rosilind Schroeder
10 years ago
Our historic sites are important. They deserve support rather than closure.

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Katie Manning
10 years ago
History is who we are as a nation. Like the scrapbook parents keep for their children; this is a story of how we got where we are. This is some of our ancestors, family long gone. Financially, museums can create revenue from people in the city and visitors. They can create jobs and provide educational aids. They can be fun and interactive. History is the foundation of everything we have- and those who forget history is doomed to repeat it.

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ron saila
10 years ago
The usual; w/o our images from our history, where is the future of canada

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Lisa McInnis-Cruz
10 years ago
Museums are essential to a community/city. We learn from our past, just like we will look back on Rob Fords term and never let such an ignorant juggernaut into office again.