This past month I’ve been looking into the evasive Children's Own Museum (“COM”). It’s sad to witness the dwindling evidence of its existence due to the lack of funding it received from the time of its inception in 1998 to its disappearance in 2014. COM started out by renting a sizable space from the Royal Ontario Museum (“ROM”), but sadly the ROM wanted to expand so COM lost its space in 2002. Finding affordable rent space in an increasingly unaffordable city proved difficult, and COM consequently laid low until 2011. At this time, COM improvised and decided to create a mobile exhibit, so that the museum could be hosted at various locations in the province. The former COM became Children’s Own Media Museum (“COMM”) after collaborating with McLuhan’s Legacy Network, which is a group set up to promote the works of visionary Canadian icon Marshall McLuhan. COMM began developing content for schools and cultural centres across Ontario. The collaboration with the McLuhan Legacy Network continued to operate special interactive workshops and programs such as at the Harbourfront Centre in 2012/2013 and at the CN Tower in 2009. The last trace of COMM can be found on their fundraising page in 2014. It appears that their funding goal was never met, and their website is now out of service. After a 16-year fight for the Children's Own Museum, the Director of COM, Che Marville, moved on and became the Senior VP of a retirement assistance company.