"Lost Mills of the Humber River" and the Humber River Bingo have been created for the enjoyment of young people. Listen to the spoken word story and discover more about how water power drew colonists to settle along the Humber River in the first phase of the urbanization and industrialization of York County and the future city of Toronto.
“The Lost Mills of the Humber River” exhibition was largely made possible because of the involvement of various individuals and institutions.
For the opportunity to develop and implement the exhibition, I am grateful to Heritage York.
For the excellent advice and encouragement I received in creating the exhibition, I am grateful to Joy Cohnstaedt and Mireille Macia.
For the creative exhibition design by my internship colleague, Defne Inceoglu, I sincerely thank you.
The contributions of these institutions to “The Lost Mills of the Humber River” are sincerely appreciated:
- Archives of Ontario
- Baldwin Collection of Canadiana, Toronto Public Library
- Black Creek Pioneer Village, Toronto and Region Conservation Authority
- Joan Miles, West Toronto Junction Historical Society
- The Etobicoke Historical Society
- The Royal Ontario Museum
- The Thomas Fisher Rare Book Library, University of Toronto Libraries
Funding for this project was made possible by the Government of Canada’s CSJ
Master of Museum Studies and Master of Information Studies
Graduate Student Intern, 2019
University of Toronto