The Conference banquet
will take place on Wednesday, September 1st at 6:00pm at the Royal Ontario
The ROM was created
by an act of the provincial government on April 16, 1912 and opened to
the public on March 19, 1914. The opening ceremony was attended by His
Royal Highness the Duke of Connaught. Since that time, the ROM has experienced
much change and growth. There have been two major expansions to the original
four-storey building. On October 12, 1933, Toronto newspapers reported
that the newly opened wing was a masterpiece of architecture.
In 1978, the ROM began a $55 million renovation of the main ROM building,
to facilitate extended research and collection activities.
The Queen officially
opened the Terrace Galleries in a 1984 ceremony. Located on one of the
most fashionable corners in Toronto and next to the University of Toronto,
the ROM is a popular destination. From galleries of art, archaeology and
science, showcasing the worlds culture and natural history, to exciting
public programs and events, the ROM offers a truly engaging museum experience.
The Royal Ontario Museum is located at 100 Queen's Park. The best way to reach it from the conference hotel is by subway. You need to take the Yonge-University subway line and step out at the Museum Station.