‘Myseum’ of Toronto celebrates Toronto’s history, diversity and culture

IMG_3759Gary Sioux performs an aboriginal ceremony on Monday at the opening of the Myseum.

A new concept is expected to see an official Toronto museum succeed where previous attempts at creating a city-themed museum have fallen short.

Dubbed the Myseum of Toronto, the unconventional concept will celebrate the city’s history, diversity, culture, people and places, highlighting stories from the past and visions of the future. Instead of having a bricks-and-mortar location, it will be largely digital, with pop-up events taking place throughout the GTA to bring the Myseum to different communities.

The Myseum of Toronto concept was unveiled at a launch ceremony at the St. James Cathedral Centre on Church Street Monday, May 11.

“As an immigrant to Toronto in the 1980s, I’ve been struck by the diversity and wonderful dynamism that is Toronto,” said Diane Blake, founder and chair of the board for the Myseum. “My husband, Stephen, and I wanted to give back to the city that has been so great to us and our family so we decided on bringing the idea of a museum of Toronto to life”…