Canadian Museum of Immigration at Pier 21 Celebrates Its Official Reopening

The Canadian Museum of Immigration at Pier 21 celebrated its official reopening on June 25, 2015 with the unveiling of Canadian Immigration Hall, a new exhibition showcasing the vast contributions of newcomers to Canada’s culture, economy and way of life, from past to present day.

The opening of Canadian Immigration Hall, and the recent reopening of Rudolph P. Bratty Hall, marks the completion of the Museum’s $30 million expansion.

The reimagined Rudolph P. Bratty Hall explores Pier 21’s rich history as an immigration facility from 1928 to 1971, while Canadian Immigration Hall expands beyond the Pier 21 years to explore the broader story of immigration to Canada. Both new spaces engage visitors using state-of-the-art digital technology, experiential immersives and participatory activities.

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Canadian Museum of Immigration at Pier 21 Reopens

The Canadian Museum of Immigration at Pier 21 will reopen to the public on May 5, 2015 with the newly renovated Pier 21 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. The planned renovations are part of the Museum’s exciting $30 million expansion that will nearly double its exhibition space.

The reimagined Pier 21 exhibition, in Rudolph P. Bratty Hall, will give a glimpse of what it was like to immigrate through Pier 21 using digital technology and interactive activities. Visitors will be able to experience the moving journey that many families took to start a new life in Canada.

New exhibits will be animated by hourly guided tours and showings of in Canada, an original film featuring the personal stories of diverse immigrants to Canada from all over the world.

Renovations continue in the Museum’s second exhibition, which expands beyond the Pier 21 years to share the broader story of immigration to Canada. This new section will open on June 25, 2015 and 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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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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