CN Tower and TPL Partner to Create a Unique Exploration of Toronto’s Changing Landscape

February 26, 2020 | Media Relations

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The CN Tower and Toronto Public Library (TPL) have partnered to present a 360-degree celebration of Toronto’s changing faces and places. The 114 Stories/Storeys exhibit explores the facts – and fiction – behind 10 of our city’s best-known landmarks. The exhibit, a unique collaboration between the CN Tower and Toronto Public Library, showcases our city’s diverse cultures and communities through stories and images of famous Toronto sites, all drawn from the library’s Digital Archive.

To enrich the experience, visitors can check out the great location-based reads highlighted on many of the panels or scan the featured QR codes to access a treasure trove of additional digital content about each site, available free through Toronto Public Library. As well, in celebration of the city’s diverse flavours, a special themed menu is on offer in 360 Restaurant, as well as original “landmark” cocktails.

“One of the best things about this exhibit is that it has brought together two signature Toronto institutions. The stories and images assembled by the Toronto Public Library offer rich historical context and a perfect complement to the view of our modern city seen from our Main Observation Level,” says the CN Tower’s Chief Operating Officer, Peter George.

“We’re very excited about this partnership and exhibit that gives us a chance to tell Toronto’s story through historical images found in TPL’s Special Collections,” said Allison Lennox, Manager of Special Collections at Toronto Public Library. “Toronto is filled with inspiring chronicles, and our Digital Archive – available to everyone online, free of charge – is a wonderful place to begin discovering stories.”

The exhibit runs from Feb. 27 to May 31, 2020 and is free with the purchase of General Admission to the CN Tower, or for those dining in 360 Restaurant.

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Media are invited to tour the exhibit. To confirm a media tour, contact the CN Tower at 416-601-4750.

About the CN Tower

At a height of 553.33 metres (1,815 ft., 5 inches), Canada's National Tower is an engineering Wonder, award-winning dining and entertainment destination, and has been Toronto's "must-see" attraction for over four decades. A division of Canada Lands Company, the CN Tower was visited by more than 1.98 million people last year. www.cntower.ca

About Toronto Public Library

Toronto Public Library is the world's busiest urban public library system, with more than 46 million annual visits to our branches and online. We empower Torontonians to thrive in the digital age and knowledge economy through easy access to technology, lifelong learning, and diverse cultural and leisure experiences, where when and how our customers need us. To learn more, visit tpl.ca, call Answerline at 416-393-7131 or follow us on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram and subscribe to email updates. media@tpl.ca

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Media contact:

Jennifer Paige Director, Marketing and Communications

CN Tower

416-601-4750

jpaige@cntower.ca

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