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Discover Toronto for Free with ROMwalks
ONTARIO.- Lace up your shoes and discover the architecture, history and stories of Toronto through ROMwalks, a series of free guided walking tours of the city. Every year, from May to October, tour leaders from the Royal Ontario Museum’s (ROM) Department of Museum Volunteers guide the public through some of the city’s most distinctive neighbourhoods, visiting Toronto landmarks and illuminating their architectural and historical significance.

The 2009 ROMwalks series kicks off on Sunday, May 3 at 2 pm starting with Sacred Stones & Steeples, which highlights sacred buildings from Christian and other faiths, including St. James Cathedral, Metropolitan United Church, St. Michael's Cathedral and St. George's Greek Orthodox Church. There will be a special 175th Anniversary of Toronto Walk Saturday June 13, at 2:00 pm to celebrate the founding of the City of Toronto.

Launched in 1980, the ROMwalks repertoire continues to expand. This year 13 different walks will be featured with most offered four times during this ROMwalks season. In addition, there will be two ROMwalks PLUS.

Walks take place Sundays at 2:00 pm and Wednesdays at 6:00 pm with a duration of one and a half hours to two hours. Look for the blue ROM umbrella at the starting point of each ROMwalk.

Today's News

April 9, 2009

First Display of Art from the University of Iowa Museum to Open at the Figge Art Museum

Ten Curators in the Running for a Share in 75,000 Pound Prize for Contemporary Craft at Collect 2009

Design Plans for British Museum's New Development Revealed

Development Team of Boston Museum Bids on New Downtown Site

Sotheby's Spring Sale of Russian Art in New York will be Held on April 22

Gandhara: Pakistan's Buddhist Legacy, Legends, Monasteries and Edens Opens at Martin Gropius Bau

Laurie Anderson and Lou Reed Perform Together May 1 in Benefit Concert to Support the ICA/Boston

Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, to Lend Gauguin Masterwork to Sister Museum in Nagoya, Japan

Nassau County Museum of Art Announces Exhibition of Opulent Splendor of France's Second Empire

Sprawling Multipart Project by Artist Angelo Plessas Opens at Jeu de Paume

Barceló's Sea: In the Human Rights and Alliance of Civilisations Room of the UN in Geneva

Photographs of Frida Kahlo to be Featured in Exhibition at Albright-Knox

KC Artists Focus of Exhibition Interchange on View at Kemper Museum's Kemper East

Royal Collection Announces a Special Exhibition at the Summer Opening of Buckingham Palace

The Miniature Worlds of Bruce Metcalf to Open at Bellevue Arts Museum this Summer

The Heckscher Museum of Art Presents the Luminous Landscapes of April Gornik

Discover Toronto for Free with ROMwalks

The Art of Floral Arranging Takes Center Stage at Detroit Institute of Arts

New Currents in Contemporary: UNC-Chapel Hill Master of Fine Arts Thesis Exhibition

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1.- New light shines on Sandro Botticelli masterpieces at Florence's Uffizi Gallery

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3.- Degas retrospective debuts in the U.S. at the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston

4.- Special exhibition features large-scale photography by Richard Mosse & Edward Burtynsky

5.- Nobel panel gives up knockin' on Dylan's door

6.- An unprecedented, international-loan exhibition of works by Claude Monet is at the Kimbell Art Museum this fall

7.- Exhibition at the Ny Carlsberg Glyptotek explores Rousseau's landscapes

8.- Yoko Ono unveils her first permanent US art installation

9.- ArtReview's annual Power 100 names Hans Ulrich Obrist as the artworld's most powerful figure

10.- British artist David Hockney makes a splash at Frankfurt fair with 2,000-euro book

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