Black Creek Living History Project Launch

TORONTO. (Monday, November 22, 2010) - The York Woods Branch (1785 Finch Avenue West) of the Toronto Public Library is set to launch their new Black Creek Living History Project website. Over the past six months, local seniors and teens in the Jane-Finch area have worked together to create this unique online resource, which preserves the history of this diverse and vibrant Toronto neighbourhood.On Tuesday November 30, 2010 from 5 to 7 p.m., the York Woods Branch will host an official launch event for the Black Creek Living History Project. The project’s website (www.torontopubliclibrary.ca/black-creek-history) showcases and celebrates the local history of the Black Creek community through collected oral history interviews and photographs. This formal exhibition is a catered event honouring the project’s participants and celebrating their achievements.  Please join us to learn about community members' memories of growing up in the Black Creek community.The Black Creek community includes the area north of Hwy. 401, east of Weston Road, west of Keele Street and south of Steeles Avenue. It is served by both the York Woods Branch and the new Jane/Sheppard Branch (1906 Sheppard Avenue West).  The project is funded in part by the Government of Canada’s New Horizons for Seniors program.Black Creek Living History Project

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