Upcoming Events

For the Record: An Idea of the North

For the Record is a mixed media exhibition illuminating the role Soundsystems and DJs, as the backbone of Hip Hop culture, played in the emergence of Toronto's now globally successful popular music scene. Produced in partnership with Northside Hip Hop Archive and TD Gallery at the Reference Library. See below for full programming, and visit our eventbrite for full details and registration details.

Exhibition Launch
Fri, 15 February 2019
6:30 PM – 7:30 PM
TD Gallery at the Toronto Reference Library
First floor, 789 Yonge Street

Guided Tours 
Please join a Special Collections staff docent on a free guided tour. Meet inside the TD Gallery. Drop in. No registration required.
Tuesdays at 2pm, TD Gallery

Curriculum-based Activities
Intermediate/Senior level students can analyze and interpret rare documents and archival audio as well as and utilize resource guides in the exhibition space to better grasp the historical realities of building a music scene. Beeton Hall Events Centre, Toronto Reference Library, Main Floor, Thurs Mar 14th, 2019, 1-5 pm

Word Em Up! Panel Discussion
Journalists and Magazine Publishers explore the impact of independent music magazines such as Mic Check, WORD, Peace, Pound and Urbanology, on the development of Toronto’s hip hop scene in the 1990s and 2000s. 
Beeton Hall Events Centre, Toronto Reference Library, Main Floor, Tues Apr 16th, 2019

Exhibition Catalogue Book Launch
April 27th, 2019