The City of Toronto has proclaimed February as Black History Month, a celebration of the history, heritage and contributions of African-Canadians in Toronto. Many private events happening across Toronto, and City divisions and agencies have programming throughout the month.
The City of Toronto's Market Gallery is presenting an exhibition on the Ontario Black History Society from February 1 through April 19. For 35 years, the society has expanded the public's awareness and appreciation of black history, and was the organization that first requested a proclamation of Black History Month in 1979. A framed copy of the proclamation will be presented to the Ontario Black History Society at the exhibition launch at 5:30 p.m. on January 31.