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STRUCTURES: Archives of Ontario

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Editor’s note: Spacing has teamed up with Rogers TV to spread the word about their show Structures, their weekly program that takes a look at the history of Toronto’s communities — a perfect fit for many of our readers. Each week we will provide a brief summary of the upcoming episode, along with a link to a preview video on the Rogers TV site.

This week’s episode:

This chapter of Structures features the collections and the work of the Archives of Ontario, as well as the places it has called home over the past century, from Queen’s Park, to the present location at York University.  Dan Hill, Canadian Pop Singer/Songwriter & Author speaks about the Hill family fonds. Steve Peters, former Speaker of the Legislative Assembly of Ontario, takes us through the history of the archives in the Ontario government buildings.

More about Structures:
Structures is Rogers TV’s award-winning architecture series, hosted by Heather Seaman. This show features an in-depth look into the personalities and rich history of Toronto’s most interesting communities. Structures showcases the compelling stories associated with Toronto’s most intriguing landmarks and legendary buildings. It’s a spellbinding half-hour look at how our local buildings have played a significant role in shaping our local culture and heritage. Watch Structures on Rogers TV Cable 10/63 in Toronto/Scarborough Mondays @ 10PM. Visit www.RogersTV/Structures for more information.