We wish to acknowledge this land where the University of Toronto and the Toronto Railway Museum operates. For thousands of years it has been the traditional land of many nations including the Mississaugas of the Credit, the Anishnabeg, the Chippewa, the Seneca, the Haudenosaunee, and the Wendat peoples and is now home to many diverse First Nations, Inuit and Métis peoples. Today, Toronto, and Ontario at large, remains the home of Indigenous people from across Turtle Island and we are grateful to have the opportunity to work and learn on this land.
Canada's railways played a major role in the acceleration of colonization. This deeply affected Indigenous communities across the country and continues to do so today. Modern rail developers need to acknowledge how railway expansion still contributes to colonization and take action towards reconciliation through sincere community consultation. For more information, please read our Indigenous Relations page.
We would like to express our sincere thanks to our supervising professor Dr. Cara Krmpotich, as well as Dr. Irina Mihalache and Dean Wendy Duff, for their continued support.
In addition, we are grateful for the support we received from our Toronto Railway Museum partner, through Manager and Curator, Kelly Burwash. We would also like to thank Lyndsey Prevost at the Oshawa Senior Community Centre, and our graphic designer, Geni Triantis, for her beautiful work on our Station and other illustrations. If you enjoyed Geni's illustrations, please visit her website and Instagram for more of her work.
As a final thank you, we would like to express our appreciation for our many survey respondents and our five interviewees, Gerry, Alison, Tim, Sanda, and Rob, for their incredible contribution to this exhibit.
Finally, thank you dear visitor for exploring our exhibition!
This exhibition was curated by: Atreyi Chanda, Biden Hall, Rebecca Ford, and Sarah Louise Parsons.
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