Over the past four weeks, my research for this project has been focusing on obtaining archival materials relating broadly to Canadian children’s stories, representations/depictions of children in Toronto/urban environments and representations/depictions of children in museum settings. Starting at the City of Toronto Archives, I looked through fonds relating to Images of Children’s Museum Activities and the Royal Ontario Museum. I managed to locate several (albeit not as many as I expected) rare photographs of children in the mid 1960’s at the Royal Ontario Museum as well as Black Creek Pioneer Village. The most exciting portion of my research came when I was put in contact with Vic Ingelevics, a curator of the past City of Toronto Archives exhibit “From Streets to Playgrounds” which focused on children, at the turn of the century, living in Toronto, particularly around the Elizabeth St. area. Dr. Ingelevics referred me to the official website of the exhibit where I was able to locate and obtain a variety of historical images of children in the Toronto area. The images I have saved for review were obtained firstly from the City of Toronto Archives, however the exhibit utilized other archival sources ranging from Archives Canada to more personal archival collections. I have also been locating children’s books (both archival and contemporary) relating to urban, city life and museum activities at the Osborne Collection of Early Children’s Books. Some of these children’s books are specific to the Toronto area however the majority of them broadly reflect depictions/representations of children in cities and in museums. I have been keeping a list of these books as I find them online and in person at the collection, with this portion of the research still on going. Through the Osborne Collection, I have also obtained some images relating to children and children’s literature throughout the mid to late nineteenth century. I have also been exploring the genre of Children’s Films and Children’s Education on the National Film Board of Canada website, creating and reviewing short films which feature multicultural narratives related to childhood social acceptance, identity, relationships with peers, city life, maturation and even critiques of Canadian politics. Going forward, I believe my focus will be narrower now that I have gone through the past month of researching and locating useful material. The process has been exciting, stimulating and an excellent learning opportunity.