On June 24, 2015, the opening ceremony of the photo exhibition “Images of Our City: Landmarks and Coastlines of Central” took place at the Richard Charles Lee Canada-Hong Kong Library at the University of Toronto. The event, attended by over 100 guests, was co-organized by Old Hong Kong Photos, HKGN Hong Kong Global Network, the Library, and the Canada-Hong Kong Crosscurrents Project. It was sponsored by the Hong Kong Economic and Trade Office in Toronto.
The opening ceremony was officiated by The Honorable Vivienne Poy, former Chancellor of the University of Toronto, Larry Alford, Chief Librarian of UTL, Gloria Lo, Director of the HKETO in Toronto, Joseph Kuang, Chairman of the Hong Kong Global Network, and Stanley So, representative of Old Hong Kong Photos.
A forum was held immediately following the opening ceremony. Prof. Tong Lam of the History Department and Joseph Kuang spoke on topics such as nostalgia in photography, the history of Hong Kong, as well as their personal connections to the photos. Participants of the forum also shared their personal stories and asked many insightful questions. The forum was followed by a well-received gourmet food tasting session.
The photo exhibition will be open to the public at the Richard Charles Lee Canada-Hong Kong Library on the 8th floor of Robarts Library, 130 St. George Street, until July 10. We invite you to drop by and view the exhibition!