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Toronto Public Library

Toronto, Ontario (2008)

In 2007, the Ontario Science Centre met with staff from the Toronto Public library, as they were looking at creating an exhibit space in one of their soon-to-be-renovated libraries. This space was to be part of a new literacy initiative and they wanted to create a space that used interactive experiences to promote literacy. So we looked at our own children’s spaces KidSpark, Mindworks, and the Weston Family Innovation Centre to see which exhibit ideas could be altered to promote literacy amongst children and their parents.

Working with the staff at Toronto Public Library, we looked at a number of exhibit ideas that could be adapted to focus on literacy. These included our Music Match, Animal Blocks, Gear Tree, Rotating Faces, Communication Tubes, Language Wheels, Pattern Talk, Skeleton Wall and our Wall of Faces.

In 2008, fabrication of a Wall of Faces was carried out by our fabrication team where children’s images appeared on one facet, letters of the alphabet and familiar shapes and patterns appeared on another facet, and the pages out of two popular children’s books took up the third and fourth facets of the rotating cubes.

Our Services:
  • Production of 1 exhibit redesigned to promote literacy
  • Concept development and design of exhibit
  • Project management
  • Fabrication
  • Installation