May 2023 - Toronto ON
We dropped into the Toronto Reference Library yesterday. They always have interesting displays in their gallery.
Post No Bills: Toronto Street Posters from the 1950s to 1990s
The exhibit takes you back to when activists and business owners had to hit the streets of Toronto with stacks of posters to get the word out. There was no internet or social media. It was an era when utility poles, newspaper boxes and construction sites were the billboards of the people.
Collected by father-and-son duo Alan and Thomas Suddon, the posters are preserved as part of TPL's Baldwin Collection of Canadiana.