Royal Ontario Museum

The Royal Ontario Museum is Canada’s most significant and extensive museum, with 13 million artworks, cultural objects, and natural history specimens within its walls. It is a national landmark as well as a cultural destination.

ROM’s Welcome Project

The Helga and Mike Schmidt Performance Terrace and the Reed Family Plaza opened on August 21, 2019, giving visitors a new way to enjoy ROM. The new Bloor Street terrace and plaza provide a welcoming outdoor gathering and relaxation space with garden-side tables and chairs and open areas for music, theater, discussion, and performances.

The third and final stage of the ROM’s Welcome Project is unveiling the Helga and Mike Schmidt Performance Terrace and the Reed Family Plaza. The project’s first stage was completed in December 2017 with the restoration of the Museum’s iconic Queen’s Park façade and the relaunching of the Weston Entrance on Queen’s Park. 

The next phase finished in April 2018, provided free public access to the ROM’s Daphne Cockwell Gallery, devoted to First Peoples’ art and culture.

The Welcome Project transforms the exterior of Bloor Street into 13,595 square feet of outdoor public space, complete with native, everlasting species of plant that reflect the ROM’s diverse ecosystem mandate.

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