Canadian Macedonian Historical Society

Doors Open Toronto - Toronto Archives

On Saturday, May 24, 2003 the Toronto Archives held its annual Doors Open Toronto exhibit. Various organizations from the Toronto area, including the Canadian Macedonian Historical Society were invited to display artifacts from their past. The Toronto Archives is an impressive building located on Davenport just north of Spadina and houses "miles of information" about Toronto.

Front of the Toronto Archive building on Spadina Rd. at the foot of Casa Loma
Toronto Archive Building

Alex Nitsis, president of CMHS, put together a magnificent display of books, pictures, posters, etc. Our table literally took centre stage, exhibiting colourful artifacts from Canadian Macedonian events and activities. This informative display board can hopefully be used again at other events.

Macedonian display at the open doors event
CMHS Display at the Open Doors Event

One large panoramic picture of a Macedonian event from 1936 caused a stir among organizers when it was discovered the picture was taken on Madison Avenue, directly behind where the Archives building stands today.

Many attendees visited the Macedonian exhibit
Many Attendees Visited the Macedonian Exhibit

Alex Nitsis, and Virginia Dubiel of the CMHS were on hand to answer questions and give attendees information about the Macedonian community in Canada and about our organization. Several members of the Macedonian community dropped by to visit our display and lend their support. This event sparked many nostalgic discussions about what it was like growing up as a Macedonian in Toronto.

(L-R) Virginia Dubiel, Traian Dimitriou, Alex Nitsis
(L-R) Virginia Dubiel, Traian Dimitriou, Alex Nitsis


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