Canada by Treaty at Queen's Park for Canada Day

June 29, 2017 by Department of History Staff

We are pleased to share the news that the Canada by Treaty exhibit has been invited by the Honourable Elizabeth Dowdeswell, the Lieutenant Governor of Ontario, to be on display in Her Honour’s suite from now until July 10th. It will be open to the public on Canada Day (Saturday 1 July) from 12:30 p.m. to 5:00 p.m., when 6000 people are expected at Queen’s Park to recognize both Canada 150 and Ontario 150.  

Canada by Treaty is a pop-up exhibit co-curated by James Bird as well as Professors Heidi Bohaker and Laurie Bertram of the Department of History. The exhibit explores treaties, those legal agreements with Indigenous peoples that allowed non-Indigenous poeple to live on and own land in what is now Canada. It is intended for a general audience- a family observing Canada Day or students grabbing a coffee between classes- to learn about the long history of treaty making, and why and how these agreements were essential to the foundation of modern Canada.

We hope you will take the opportunity to visit the Lieuntant Governor's Offices, and take-in Canada by Treaty. Learn more about Canada by Treaty in U of T News.