Friday, August 8, 2014

Saturday Snapshot

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August 2014 - Toronto ON

We have some amazing museums in Toronto and the ROM, Royal Ontario Museum is one of my favourites. We usually visit for a specific exhibit, as we did this week to see The Forbidden City.

You can take photos of the permanent exhibits. We still haven't visited the entire building so it is on the list to complete.

Some outside photos taken at various times.
Side entrance on Avenue Road.

Information from the ROM site. All photos are mine.

At the turn of the 20th century, a small group of Torontonians envisioned a museum in the city of international stature. People of some position and influence, they championed the cause and persuaded both the Government of Ontario and the University of Toronto to fund the future museum.

The entrance on Avenue Road.

The Royal Ontario Museum was formally created by the signing of the ROM Act in the Ontario Legislature on April 16, 1912. When the Duke of Connaught, then Governor-General of Canada, opened the new building to the public at 3:00 pm on March 19, 1914, it instantly became an object of pride for Toronto.

When you enter from Bloor St. the first sight you are greeted with this view!

This view is from the second floor where a security guard told us to go to get this shot!

On June 3, 2007, the ROM opened the Michael Lee-Chin Crystal, a distinctive new symbol of Toronto for the 21st century. The Lee-Chin Crystal marks the beginning of a new age for the ROM, announcing the Museum as the country’s premier cultural and social destination.

 Looking east on Bloor St. towards the ROM.

Some other snippets from the various permanent exhibits. We haven't even visited some of the other exhibitions as yet!

The Entire City Project - ROM

European galleries

Gallery of Chinese Architecture


  1. Stealing Hamilton is featuring that dinosaur in the blog today!

    I was last in the ROM in late December. I took some of the same general shots as you. It's such a beautiful museum... though I still don't care for the Crystal.

  2. This looks like an amazing museum with something of interest for everyone.The Lee-Chin Crystal is certainly distinctive and eye-catching! I can understand the pride Torontonians must feel to have a world-class museum in their community.
    My Saturday Snapshots are from a recent trip to Mount Rainier National Park.

  3. What a great museum! It will definitely be on my must-see list if I ever get to Toronto!


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