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Joint Statement - Centre for Israel and Jewish Affairs and the Canadian Museum of Immigration at Pier 21

Update – May 5, 2015

On May 5, 2015, the Museum reopened to the public. We are pleased to announce that the Wheel of Conscience monument is now on display on the ground floor.

November 14, 2014

Presently, the Canadian Museum of Immigration at Pier 21 is closed for significant renovations as it undergoes a six-month period of extensive construction in anticipation of its reopening in May 2015.

Due to this significant construction period and ensuing unsafe environment, Soheil Mosun Limited of Toronto, Ontario, has generously assisted the Museum by providing a safe and secure storage facility for the Wheel of Conscience.

The Wheel of Conscience was developed by the Canadian Jewish Congress to memorialize the story of the St. Louis and was funded by the Community Historical Recognition Program. The monument, designed by architect, Daniel Libeskind, is a motorized, one-of-a-kind art piece, requiring specialized support which only few technicians can tend to."

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Canadian Museum of Immigration at Pier 21 to Close Temporarily for Significant Expansion

The Canadian Museum of Immigration at Pier 21, 1055 Marginal Road, will be closing temporarily for significant renovations beginning October 25, 2014. The planned renovations are part of the Museum’s exciting capital and thematic expansion that will nearly double its size and include two permanent exhibitions as well as new rental space.

In May 2015, the Museum will reopen with its expanded spaces which will feature a refreshed exhibition dedicated to Pier 21’s rich history as an immigration facility from 1928 to 1971—the family history of more than one in five Canadians today.

At this time, the Museum will also unveil a new exhibition telling the broader story of Canadian immigration. This new section of the Museum will showcase the vast contributions of immigrants to Canada’s culture, economy and way of life, from past to present day.

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RBC Foundation announces gift of $500,000 to support the Canadian Museum of Immigration at Pier 21's Canada: Day 1 Project.

TORONTO, April 3, 2014 /CNW/ - Between 1928 and 1971, more than one million people entered Canada via Pier 21 in Halifax. They included refugees, evacuees and displaced children. These new Canadians would go on to contribute immeasurably to Canada's way of life and growth as a nation. It is estimated that today, one in five Canadians has a direct link to Pier 21.

RBC is pleased to announce a gift of $500,000 from the RBC Foundation, to the Canadian Museum of Immigration at Pier 21, to aid in launching the Canada: Day 1 Travelling Exhibition and Community Outreach Program. This exhibition from Canada's newest national museum, will offer visitors a powerful living history experience including displays of personal stories, original artworks and archive images.

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