Heritage Toronto - Award
October 20, 2014
A museum and library, the Real Canadian Portuguese Historical Museum was established in 1986 to promote research about, and appreciation of, the heritage of the Canadian Portuguese community. The organization is powered by volunteers who have gathered a large collection of artifacts, and created on-site education programs and exhibitions to share Portuguese and Canadian culture. The museum & library contain anumber of books and documents for research and learning. In June 2013, the organization produced a video documentary (in Portuguese and English) featuring interviews with pioneering community members, celebrating 60 years of Portuguese emigration to Canada.
The Community Heritage award is open to one volunteer community-based organization in each of the four Community Council areas as defined by Toronto City Council. The organization must be currently active, and have either initiated or completed a significant activity that promotes, protects or preserves cultural or natural heritage in its specific Community Council Area or across the wider City of Toronto. This is a cash award and no organization is eligible to receive it more than once every five years. This particular nominee falls within the Etobicoke York Community Council Area.