Deaf Culture Centre
While visiting Toronto, Canada for the 2012 World Deaf Athletic Championships, I had the opportunity to visit the Deaf Culture Centre. This centre displays artwork that is not only created by Deaf artists, but illustrates the Deaf experience. I thoroughly enjoyed my visit, and I felt the artists’ emotion as the guide explained the symbolism behind the artwork. The Deaf Culture Centre showcases artwork that explores Deaf culture and invites Deaf and hearing individuals alike to enjoy their exhibitions.
The Deaf Culture Centre was established as a project by the Canadian Cultural Society of the Deaf with the purpose to celebrate the Deaf community. Located in the Distillery District, the centre provides a museum, art gallery, gift shop, and also includes research and archives pertaining to Deaf history, culture, and language. The facility focuses on both Deaf history and modern perspectives that are displayed through education, culture, and art. By highlighting Deaf art and culture, the centre aims to recognize and advance appreciation for the Deaf community. This atmosphere allows visitors to become immersed in Deaf culture, and aspires to preserve and celebrate the Deaf life.
The Deaf Culture Centre is located in the Distillery Historic District at 55 Mill Street, Building 5, Suite 101, Toronto, Ontario, M5A 3C4 Canada. Admission is free and open to the public. The centre’s hours are from 11am – 6pm, Tuesday through Saturday, 12pm – 5pm Sunday, and closed on Monday. For more information regarding programs, events, group tours, or other information, visit http://www.deafculturecentre.ca/.
If you are interested in visiting the Deaf Culture Centre, why not book a travel package to Toronto? Spend four days in the exciting city of Toronto, Canada with an independent tour package that allows you the opportunity to explore the local attractions at your leisure. The land package includes hotels and hop-on, hop-off bus service that gives you the flexibility to see the sites at your own pace.