Magna Carta: Law, Liberty and Legacy (2015)
Sun. October 4 to Sat. November 7
Sat. to Tues. 10 am to 4 pm, Wed. to Fri. 10 am to 8 pm
This year marks the 800th anniversary of King John of England putting his royal seal on the Magna Carta (the Great Charter) in 1215. The Magna Carta and its companion document, the Charter of the Forest, set the groundwork for many concepts defining democratic life today in Canada, the United Kingdom, the United States, and many other countries. As symbols of justice, they act as reminders that those who govern do so only by the consent of the people. See these remarkable documents and a fascinating exhibition that explains their history and importance as well as an exhibit highlighting persons and events in Toronto who reflected the ideals of Magna Carta.
Tickets can be purchased on-line at www.toronto.ca/magnacarta