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A Sneak Peek into 2020 @ The ArQuives

A Sneak Peek into 2020 @ The ArQuives

A Sneak Peek into 2020 @ The ArQuives

In 2020 we will continue to reshape our journey to be relevant in our communities and collect, preserve, and share the diverse stories of LGBTQ2+ communities in Canada. On top of which, we have a lot planned around the community, at the archives, and online. Here’s a brief line-up of the events, exhibitions, and engagements that are on The ArQuives’ calendar:

On-Site

February – Everett Klippert: The Most Publicized Homosexual in History

Monday, February 10th, 6:00-7:30 PM at The ArQuives

Hosted by Calgary Gay History Project.  Kevin Allen explores the life of Canada’s gay rights anti-hero, whose court case led to the partial decriminalization of homosexuality in 1969.

Calgary Gay History Project, Our Past Matters Banner
Calgary Gay History Project, Our Past Matters Banner

Kevin is the Research Lead of the Calgary Gay History Project, a research collective working to uncover and preserve stories from Calgary’s LGBTQ2 past. The Project achieved national recognition at the Governor General’s History Awards and its research has been covered in both local and national media. Kevin was the inaugural Historian in Residence at Calgary’s New Central Library in November 2018, where he launched his bestselling book, Our Past Matters: Stories of Gay Calgary.

In March, the 34 Isabella Gallery will mount an exhibition of Hemidah Hemani photography.  For Hemani photography is her passion and sees herself a digital storyteller.  The exhibition will be launched with an opening night party and will be on display for the entire month. Watch social media and our website for more information about the event.

Myseum Intersections Festival Banner
Myseum Intersections Festival Banner

The Myseum Intersections Annual Festival returns in April, and this marks the third year we are partnering with the festival. We’re mounting a large exhibition of our trans collections, curated by artist and educator Tobaron Waxman. We will also explore Trans Legacies through a round table discussion at the exhibition launch. This project also includes Walking Tours, researched and presented by Teymah Armatrading, which will highlight the untold stories of Toronto’s Trans Histories. The exhibition will run for the entire month and the dates of walking tours will be announced closer to the events.

The month of May will feature a major retrospective exhibition of Pride and Remembrance in celebration of their 25th anniversary. To preserve their history and contribution to our communities, Pride and Remembrance has donated their collection to The ArQuives and our archivists are processing and digitizing the materials which will be a significant part of the exhibition. 

Pride & Remembrance Foundation Banner and logo
Pride & Remembrance Foundation Banner and logo

Off-Site

February – The Glad Day Bookshop is Hosting The ArQuives’ Queer Trivia Night on February 20.

Starting at 6:30 pm. More than a 100 people are going and/or interested in attending.

The ArQuives’ Queer Trivia Night

The Kaleidoscope Gala
– The ArQuives Gala is back March 28th at the Bram and Bluma Appel Salon.

Check out the details on how to be part of the highlight of the season.

Our History: National Portrait Collection Induction Ceremony

In May we will be hosting an event to formally inaugurate the portraits of the newest members of our National Portrait Collection. This year’s inductees, who were nominated by members of our communities for their significant contributions on a local, regional, national, or international level, are El-Farouk Khaki, Mirha-Soleil Ross, David Rayside, and Eve Zaremba.

Another major event will be the launch of Craig Jennex and Nisha Eswaran’s book Out North, An Archive of Queer Activism and Kinship in Canada. Produced in collaboration with The ArQuives and published by Figure.1. Out North reveals our vast collections through a wide-ranging survey of queer history, activism, and our communities. In the month of June, the book will be toured across the country. 

Book Cover of Out North, An Archive of Queer Activism and Kinship in Canada, featuring a pink background with 30 Queer Activist Pin Buttons
Book Cover of Out North, An Archive of Queer Activism and Kinship in Canada, featuring a pink background with 30 Queer Activist Pin Buttons

At the end of May we are participating in this year’s Doors Open weekend in partnership with filmmaker, photographer, author and the City of Toronto’s second Photo Laureate  Michelle Pearson Clarke who will be mounting a 12-panel installation exhibition at Nathan Phillips Square.

While we are busy with many events, our public service hours will continue as usual. Our volunteers and staff will continue to process our archival, library, and artifact collections, making it available for researchers, students, artists, educators, and anyone who is interested. Later in the year there will be another lineup of events and anniversaries to celebrate.

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A Sneak Peek into 2020 @ The ArQuives

A Sneak Peek into 2020 @ The ArQuives

In 2020 we will continue to reshape our journey to be relevant in our communities and collect, preserve, and share the diverse stories of LGBTQ2+ communities in Canada. On top of which, we have a lot planned around the community, at the archives, and online. Here’s a brief line-up of the events, exhibitions, and engagements that are on The ArQuives’ calendar:

On-Site

February – Everett Klippert: The Most Publicized Homosexual in History

Monday, February 10th, 6:00-7:30 PM at The ArQuives

Hosted by Calgary Gay History Project.  Kevin Allen explores the life of Canada’s gay rights anti-hero, whose court case led to the partial decriminalization of homosexuality in 1969.

Calgary Gay History Project, Our Past Matters Banner
Calgary Gay History Project, Our Past Matters Banner

Kevin is the Research Lead of the Calgary Gay History Project, a research collective working to uncover and preserve stories from Calgary’s LGBTQ2 past. The Project achieved national recognition at the Governor General’s History Awards and its research has been covered in both local and national media. Kevin was the inaugural Historian in Residence at Calgary’s New Central Library in November 2018, where he launched his bestselling book, Our Past Matters: Stories of Gay Calgary.

In March, the 34 Isabella Gallery will mount an exhibition of Hemidah Hemani photography.  For Hemani photography is her passion and sees herself a digital storyteller.  The exhibition will be launched with an opening night party and will be on display for the entire month. Watch social media and our website for more information about the event.

Myseum Intersections Festival Banner
Myseum Intersections Festival Banner

The Myseum Intersections Annual Festival returns in April, and this marks the third year we are partnering with the festival. We’re mounting a large exhibition of our trans collections, curated by artist and educator Tobaron Waxman. We will also explore Trans Legacies through a round table discussion at the exhibition launch. This project also includes Walking Tours, researched and presented by Teymah Armatrading, which will highlight the untold stories of Toronto’s Trans Histories. The exhibition will run for the entire month and the dates of walking tours will be announced closer to the events.

The month of May will feature a major retrospective exhibition of Pride and Remembrance in celebration of their 25th anniversary. To preserve their history and contribution to our communities, Pride and Remembrance has donated their collection to The ArQuives and our archivists are processing and digitizing the materials which will be a significant part of the exhibition. 

Pride & Remembrance Foundation Banner and logo
Pride & Remembrance Foundation Banner and logo

Off-Site

February – The Glad Day Bookshop is Hosting The ArQuives’ Queer Trivia Night on February 20.

Starting at 6:30 pm. More than a 100 people are going and/or interested in attending.

The ArQuives’ Queer Trivia Night

The Kaleidoscope Gala
– The ArQuives Gala is back March 28th at the Bram and Bluma Appel Salon.

Check out the details on how to be part of the highlight of the season.

Our History: National Portrait Collection Induction Ceremony

In May we will be hosting an event to formally inaugurate the portraits of the newest members of our National Portrait Collection. This year’s inductees, who were nominated by members of our communities for their significant contributions on a local, regional, national, or international level, are El-Farouk Khaki, Mirha-Soleil Ross, David Rayside, and Eve Zaremba.

Another major event will be the launch of Craig Jennex and Nisha Eswaran’s book Out North, An Archive of Queer Activism and Kinship in Canada. Produced in collaboration with The ArQuives and published by Figure.1. Out North reveals our vast collections through a wide-ranging survey of queer history, activism, and our communities. In the month of June, the book will be toured across the country. 

Book Cover of Out North, An Archive of Queer Activism and Kinship in Canada, featuring a pink background with 30 Queer Activist Pin Buttons
Book Cover of Out North, An Archive of Queer Activism and Kinship in Canada, featuring a pink background with 30 Queer Activist Pin Buttons

At the end of May we are participating in this year’s Doors Open weekend in partnership with filmmaker, photographer, author and the City of Toronto’s second Photo Laureate  Michelle Pearson Clarke who will be mounting a 12-panel installation exhibition at Nathan Phillips Square.

While we are busy with many events, our public service hours will continue as usual. Our volunteers and staff will continue to process our archival, library, and artifact collections, making it available for researchers, students, artists, educators, and anyone who is interested. Later in the year there will be another lineup of events and anniversaries to celebrate.

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Telephone: 416-777-2755
Email: queeries@arquives.ca

Street Address:
34 Isabella Street
Toronto, ON M4Y 1N1

Mailing Address:
The ArQuives
P.O. Box 699
663A Yonge Street
Toronto, ON M4Y 1Z9

PUBLIC HOURS

6:30 pm - 9:00 pm Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday

1:00 pm - 5:00 pm Friday

Please note that The ArQuives offices will be closed for winter holidays from December 21, 2019 to January 6, 2020. We will resume normal hours on January 7, 2020. All reference requests made to queeries@arquives.ca after December 12, 2019 will be answered in January 2020.

NOTE TO RESEARCHERS:

Some of our materials are stored off site. Before visiting the archives, please send us an email at queeries@arquives.ca listing in detail the topics and sources that you wish to consult and we will let you know when they will be available. We aim to respond to email inquiries within 4 business days.


The ArQuives is located on the lands of the Mississaugas of the Credit First Nation, Haudenosaunee, the Anishnaabe and the Huron-Wendat. Today, Toronto is still the home to many Indigenous people from across Turtle Island and we are grateful to have the opportunity to work on this land.

The ArQuives strives to gather the stories of the unheard and silenced voices of the 2SLGBTQ+ first peoples of this land. We acknowledge that some stories have already been lost, and we aim to ensure that those that remain and those that are to come are preserved for the future.

The ArQuives has an access ramp to the front door and a lift from the first floor to the second floor. There are volunteers available to operate the lift. 

 There is an accessible washroom on the first floor. All washrooms are gender-neutral. 

 The ArQuives is a scent-free environment. 

 Please contact The ArQuives if you have any specific questions about accessibility that we can help with at queeries@arquives.ca.