The Harvey Olnick Rare Book Room at the University of Toronto Music Library contains over 2,600 volumes that exemplify the history of music, music editing, performing and printing—from liturgical manuscripts and early printed treatises to first editions of Mozart, Haydn, Beethoven and Gershwin. Its namesake, Harvey Olnick was formative to its collection's development.
The Ontario Library Association (OLA) would like to acknowledge the territory and land on which we are gathering.
The region known as Tkaronto (Ta-ka-ron-toe) was and remains, a gathering place for Indigenous People from across Turtle Island since time immemorial. We honour the past, present and future of the Huron-Wendat, the Haudenosaunee (Ho-de-no-sho-nee), the Anishinaabe (A-nish-naw-bae), Neutrals, and most recently, Mississaugas of the Credit and all other Nations of Turtle Island (acknowledged and unacknowledged, recorded and unrecorded). We are grateful for the opportunity to work, meet, and connect on this land.
For settlers, it is our duty to understand the history of this land and people by doing our own research, and paying our respect.
To learn more about the Original peoples and Indigenous territories where you are reading this from, you may visit https://native-land.ca/.
The Canadian Association of University Teachers has prepared Acknowledging Traditional Territory, a guide for acknowledging lands upon which its member institutions sit. Our acknowledgement and greeting is based upon this document.