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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Torontonians Invited to Connect with Canada’s National Immigration Museum in Own Community

June 16, 2014 – Toronto, ON

The Canadian Museum of Immigration at Pier 21 will hold its Annual Public Meeting (APM) in Toronto on Monday, June 16, 2014 from 5:30 to 7 p.m. at CBC Toronto, Glenn Gould Studio, 250 Front Street West. The public and media are welcome. Hosting the APM in Toronto allows the national museum to connect with audiences who may not have the opportunity to visit onsite in Halifax, Nova Scotia.

Attendees will hear about the past year’s highlights, as well as some of the Museum’s exciting future plans, including brand new exhibitions that will share the broader Canadian immigration story. The APM will feature the official launch of the Museum’s new original film, in Canada, which shares the personal immigration stories of diverse newcomers, including those who have settled in Toronto. The event will also celebrate recent major gifts totalling $1.25 million and share how donor support at this pivotal point in the Museum’s evolution will help broaden its reach and expand its programming across Canada.

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