The Unearthing The Market exhibit ends March 18, 2017.
The details (address, hours, etc.) are at the poster on the right. Click on the poster to enlarge it; click again to enlarge ir further.
The exhibit focuses on the archaeology of the North St. Lawrence market. After the exhibit the artifacts all go back into storage (which in itself is a delightful topic) and that will be the last we’ll see of them, for what could be a long time.
So, if you have an interest in the archaeology of Toronto, here’s an opportunity to see some artifacts closely connected to earlier – somewhat different, somewhat similar, and giving rise to wonder – times.
The Market Gallery
I decided to write this post after reading a tweet from The Market Gallery, whose profile includes the following details:
Market Gallery TOVerified account
95 Front St. E in South Market
Retweet from Richard Gerrard
I learned of the tweet via a retweet from Richard Gerrard, to whom we owe many thanks:
Richard Gerrard’s profile reads: “An archaeologist, teacher and curator working from Toronto, Canada. Tweets my own.”
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I’ve seen some fine exhibits at The Market Gallery over the years. Given that Toronto doesn’t have a museum of Toronto history, at any given time most of Toronto’s archaeological treasures and other noteworthy artifacts are in storage. When there’s an opportunity to see some of these artifacts, and if time permits, I like to make the effort to see what’s on display at an exhibit such as the one that’s closing on March 18.