"Welcome to Blackhurst Street” is an exhibition that commemorates and celebrates the Black history of Bathurst and Bloor using archival material and original artwork. The exhibition also examines the current state of the community and its future role in shaping our City. Conceptualized as an immersive exploration of black artistry, activism, and entrepreneurship the installation weaves together elements of visual art, photography, archival documents, video, sound, and found objects from the Contrast Archives, Honest Ed’s, the Mirvish Family Collection, and other sources.
This exhibition adds to an ongoing series of community initiatives at Markham House supported by Westbank Projects Corp. since September 2015. Past community partnerships include Wavelength Music, Contact Photography Festival, Park People, Nuit Blanche and Jayu. “Welcome to Blackhurst Street” is made possible by Chinedu Ukabam, A Different Booklist, ERA Architects, Monograph Design, and the Ontario Black History Society.