We’ve shown you a tour of the inside, and today, Torontonians will get a chance to take a look at the ROM’s new addition themselves following the free street concert tonight on Bloor Street.
First-come, first-served timed tickets will be allocated starting at noon for admission into the empty Crystal, and admission is free until tomorrow. The public will be allowed into the ROM’s empty new galleries until June 10, when the Museum begins installation of the permanent collection. Tickets will be available at the south entrance with the red awning beside the former McLaughlin Planetarium.
The street concert is standing-room-only and begins at 8 p.m. on Bloor Street in front of the ROM and will run for about 75-minutes, wrapping-up with a light show finale featuring composer David Foster as part of the Luminato festival. Performers will include Deborah Cox, K’naan, Natalie McMaster, and opera star Isabel Bayrakdarian, with the evening hosted by Paul Gross and appearances by Governor-General Michaëlle Jean, David Suzuki, Michael Lee-Chin and architect Daniel Libeskind.
Photo by Olemang from the Torontoist Flickr pool.