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

From puppet-making and insider interviews to rooftop screenings and TV trivia nights, Museum of Toronto celebrated the Mr. Dressup to Degrassi exhibition with a wide variety of must-see events!

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Degrassi Trivia Night

Join us in the Museum of Toronto Gallery after hours for this unique trivia night (all about Toronto’s very own Degrassi TV series)!

Test your nostalgic knowledge with trivia about Degrassi through the decades, enjoy our cash bar, and explore our exhibition space after hours!

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90s Kids’ TV Trivia Night

We traveled back in time and tested our knowledge of all things 90s Kids’ TV at Museum of Toronto’s epic Trivia Night.

We tested our nostalgic knowledge with trivia about kids’ television from the 90s, enjoyed our cash bar, dressed up in our finest 90s-themed clothing – and had a totally tubular #ThrowbackThursday!

Museum Masterclass

Nina Keogh Teaches Puppetry for Television

We perfected the craft of puppetry for TV from industry icon Nina Keogh of Today’s Special, Bookmice, Polka Dot Door, and more.

We were the first and only to experience this one-of-a-kind puppetry workshop with Nina Keogh. We Joined the legendary creator and performer as she guided us through the essentials of puppeteering for television. We learned techniques, methods, and tricks of the trade.

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Degrassi Junior High Rooftop Screening

We traveled back in time and tested our knowledge of all things 90s Kids’ TV at Museum of Toronto’s epic Trivia Night.

We tested our nostalgic knowledge with trivia about kids’ television from the 90s, enjoyed our cash bar, dressed up in our finest 90s-themed clothing – and had a totally tubular #ThrowbackThursday!

Museum Tour

Mr. Dressup to Degrassi with Puppeteer Nina Keogh

We heard unforgettable stories directly from a creator whose career shaped the industry! Lead by Nina Keogh (creator of Muffy Mouse and more).

We got an insider look at our latest exhibition. On this tour, famed puppeteer Nina Keogh (Muffy Mouse and more) guided us through 42 years of legendary Toronto kids’ TV and shared stories from her career.

Museum Talk

Polka Dot Door Hosts Jim Codrington + Carrie Loring

We got a sneak peak behind the door of Polka Dot Door! We met two beloved hosts of the show and listened to stories from their careers.

We revisited the wonders of this cherished Toronto-made TV show with two of the program’s beloved hosts. Jim Condrington + Carrie Loring, journeying through their careers and history of Polka Dot Door. During this talk, we heard stories, experiences, and inspiration from Codrington and Loring themselves. The two hosts were interviewed by the curator of Mr. Dressup to Degrassi, Ed Conroy (Retrontario).

Museum Talk

PJ “Fresh” Phil + The Grogs

We got to know the stars of your 90s childhood! PJ “Fresh” Phil from YTV’s The Afterschool Zone talked about his work, experiences, and inspiration gained from working in Toronto’s legendary kids’ TV scene.

Phil Guerrero was interviewed by the Mr. Dressup to Degrassi Curator, Ed Conroy of Retrontario. Seating was first come, first serve.

Museum Tour

Mr. Dressup to Degrassi with Curator Ed Conroy

We got an insider look at our latest exhibition. On this curator-led tour, Ed Conroy (Retrontario) guided individuals through 42 years of legendary Toronto kids’ TV.

Toronto etched itself into our collective consciousness with shows like Mr. Dressup, Today’s Special, The Friendly Giant, Polka Dot Door, Degrassi, and more! We Heard unforgettable stories directly from the passionate archivist who is preserving Toronto’s television heritage one show at a time.

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Legendary Puppeteers Nina Keogh + Bob Dermer

We got to know the brilliant minds behind our favourite Today’s Special puppets! The work of Nina Keogh (Muffy Mouse) and Bob Dermer (Sam Crenshaw) left a long-lasting impact on children’s television. During this talk, they shared their stories, experiences, and inspiration from their careers.

Nina and Bob were interviewed by Museum of Toronto’s Executive Director, Heidi Reitmaier. Seating was first come, first serve.

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