Cabbagetown Regent Park Museum Opening Reception – Close To Home


Cabbagetown Regent Park Museum Opening Reception – Close To Home

The Cabbagetown Regent Park Community Museum had its opening reception for a photo exhibit called “Close To Home – How work, life and play coexist in 1914 Cabbagetown” in late November. The exhibit will continue to be displayed until January 26, 2015 (and hopefully longer).

This is very worthwhile to see if you like local history and/or old photos. My favourite story and photo was of children swatting flies for money during the hot summers. One enterprising girl named Bea White of Regent St., whacked and trapped nearly half a million flies during the summer of 1912 and earned a good deal of money ($50, about the equivalent of $1250 now). The contest was discontinued the following year when it was discovered that some competitors were breeding flies in order to better their chances!

More about the exhibit

Map of Cabbagetown

When: Friday, November 28, 2014
5:30 – 8:30 pm
Where: The Daniels Spectrum in Regent Park
585 Dundas St. East

Please join us for some light refreshment while you explore the exhibit. Looking forward to seeing you there!

For more information about the museum visit:

The photo exhibit will be on display until January 26, 2015 (and hopefully longer).

Thank you to donors and supporters including Artscape, Daniels Corp., Toronto Community Housing, Mill Street Brewery

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