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Mr. Dressup to Degrassi

Mr. Dressup to Degrassi: 42 Years of Legendary Toronto Kids TV

A past exhibition on 42 years of legendary Toronto-made children's television

The TV shows of your childhood hit closer to home than you might think.

From 1952 to 1994, Toronto was a global player in a golden era of children’s television programming. For over four decades, our city brought together innovative thought leaders, passionate creators and unexpected collaborations – forming a corner of the television industry unlike any other in the world.

Toronto etched itself into our collective consciousness with shows like Mr. DressupToday’s SpecialThe Friendly GiantPolka Dot DoorDegrassi, and more.

This past exhibition invited attendees to journey through Toronto’s heyday of children’s TV shows.


Mr. Dressup to Degrassi was curated by Ed Conroy.


Museum of Toronto is made possible with the generous support of Diane Blake and Stephen Smith.

As a non-profit cultural institution, Museum of Toronto would like to acknowledge the incredible work of everyone who made the content for children’s television possible, and note that this exhibition is designed for teaching, scholarship, education, and research proposes only. We suggest that fair use is permitted by copyright statute that might otherwise be infringing.