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99 Simcoe Street South
Central Oshawa, ON, L1H 4G7

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Since 1963 the Canadian Automotive Museum has preserved and shared the history of the Canadian automotive industry.

Exhibition Opening - Junk in Your Trunk

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Exhibition Opening - Junk in Your Trunk

  • Canadian Automotive Museum 99 Simcoe Street South Oshawa, ON, L1H 4G7 Canada (map)

Since its invention at the turn of the 20th century, the automobile has significantly changed Canadian ways of living. As the demand for consumer goods increased, vehicles became a necessity for many Canadian households. The trunk quickly became an essential part of the car.

Automobiles are more than just people-movers. From suitcases, to shopping bags, to hockey skates and golf clubs, the car has evolved to hold the stuff of our busy lives. Launching in November 2018 at the Canadian Automotive Museum, Junk in your Trunk explores how the automobile has become a tool and product of our modern-day consumer culture. Visitors will discover the unique history of the trunk, explore vehicle storage designs overflowing with innovation, and explore consumer culture through automotive advertisements, photographs, and historic vehicles.

This exhibit is presented by Myseum of Toronto and runs November 1 - 31, 2018 at the Canadian Automotive Museum with an opening reception on Friday, November 16 from 1-3pm. The opening reception is free and open to the public, with remarks at 1:30pm.

Earlier Event: October 20
Spirits of the Automobile
Later Event: November 20
Curatorial Tour - Trunks and Frunks