The CABBAGETOWN/REGENT PARK Museum is operating by mean of satellite displays until it finds it permanent home, as part of the Regent Park Revitalization Project. The Toronto Metropolitan Police, Division 51 generously donated their lobby space as an interim home for the CABBAGETOWN/ REGENT PARK Museum. In 2000, Toronto City Council authorized the acquisition of a designated historical structure to become the new home of 51 Division police station.
Dunlop Farrow Architects were very skilled in the way in which they retained the exterior of the original building and then built a whole new structure inside.
The Art Gallery of Ontario donated 30 display cases from their Catherine the Great Exhibition.
The exhibition Toys Were Us: Fads and Favourites is made up of toys donated or lent by Regent Park and Cabbagetown residents. Toys tell us who we are and are indicators of industry, economy, fashion and fads. They are also important to our social and physical development.
51 Division Toronto Police Service
51 Parliament St.
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Hours: Open 24/7.
Displays include toys that star in film, television, and comic books; building toys and what inspired the creators; mechanical wind-ups; and planes, trains & automobiles.