Upcoming Exhibitions

The temporary closure of PAMA due to COVID-19 has impacted our upcoming schedule. The below dates will be modified once we know when we will re-open. In the meantime, check out our Virtual Exhibitions. We miss you all and hope you stay well and safe at home.

Upcoming exhibitions at PAMA include:

Jump Up! Celebrating Caribbean Carnivals

Junior Caribana revellers walk in the parade, two individuals pictured in large elaborate orange, white, and black outfits, accented with feathers and animal prints.Museum Main Level

Jump Up! is a dynamic celebration of creativity, resistance and resilience, with many stories to share about history, emancipation, immigration, and contemporary life in southern Ontario.

The exhibition seeks to highlight the voices and stories of revellers, performers and participants in the Toronto Caribbean Carnival (Caribana) and and similar multicultural festivals that focus on the local Caribbean community, such as CaraBram and Carassauga.

Image: Education Images/Universal Images Group via Getty Images


Black and white photograph of large World War II era airplane on runway.
Museum Manning Square

Spread your wings! From butterflies to jumbo-jets, learn about the basics and the science of flight!

Image: Avro Lancaster bomber built by Victory Aircraft Ltd. in Malton. Byrne family fonds.

On the Trail of the Monarch Butterfly

Photograph of a monarch butterfly with black body, orange, black and white wings, on pink sedum flower, green background.Tunnel Gallery

Explore stunning microphotographic images and aerial photographs depicting the monarch's amazing journey from Montreal to the mountains of central Mexico. Featuring Mexican filmmaker and pilot Francisco Gutiérrez on a 72-day adventure to raise awareness about butterfly habitat conservation.

Produced by Ingenium - Canada Aviation and Space Museum, in collaboration with the Embassy of Mexico.

Horizontal logos, black text on white background. Ingenium, Canada Avaiation and Space Museum, Canada, Mexico.

We Are Hockey

Museum Main Level

Centred on the experiences of people of colour, this exhibit challenges the linear meaning of "Hockey as Canada's national sport" while negotiating decolonization, race, ethnicity and the privilege and power of settler communities.

On loan from the South Asian Studies Institute at the University of the Fraser Valley.

drawn down by Carl Taçon

Photo of white maquette of drawn down sculpture by Carl Taçon
Museum Exterior

This sculpture by Canadian artist, Carl Taçon, was the winner of a national competition. Carl's proposal, a life-sized carving of a bed, was based on the building's history as the former Peel County Jail and is intended to "examine the idea of a bed as comfort, in contrast to the stark conditions of incarceration".

The granite for the sculpture was generously donated by A. Lacroix et Fils Granit Ltée.  

The first phase of the project, a raised base made out of "Jet Mist" black granite, was completed in late 2013. The cut granite base's pattern is a distorted grid, referencing the perceived cast light and shadow from one of the historic jailhouse windows. The carved bed will be cut from "Orion" black granite.

Image: © Carl Taçon, 2020