Mapping Harbord Village: Stories of a Neighbourhood

2013 JCC Gallery Exhibit — 

Above: exhibition poster,
click to view larger version (pdf).

The Harbord Village Oral History Project was launched in November, 2013 with an exhibition at the Miles Nadal Jewish Community Centre titled Mapping Harbord Village: Stories of a Neighbourhood.

Created in partnership with first-year Museum Studies graduate students in the Faculty of Information at the University of Toronto, MAPPING HARBORD VILLAGE was based on the hundred interviews collected, transcribed and indexed by the Harbord Village Oral History Project (2013).

The exhibit evoked the urban life of Harbord Village between 1930 and 1975 through the memories of its residents. Using photographs and excerpts from interviews, it offered a glimpse into the daily life of Harbord Village in terms of foodscapes, laneways and porches.

The exhibit closed on December 15, but this section of the website captures some of the historical detail and personal emotions showcased there.

Above: The community Exhibit opening event for participants and residents.
Below: The academic Exhibit opening for University of Toronto members and current residents.

Below: The 16-panel Exhibit also included an audio tour featuring interview sound clips.