Canada’s largest museum began in 1912. The Royal Ontario Museum now manages a staggering collection of over six million objects contained within 40 galleries. Permanent exhibits include artifacts from around the world such as Africa, the Americas, Canada and Asia-Pacific. The oldest pieces are fossils from the Jurassic Period (over 200 million years old). Equally fascinating are items from the Bronze Age (3200 to 700 BC). There are animals of every description in the natural history section. You will also enjoy the rare geological specimens from earth and space. This Neo-Byzantine structure facing Queen’s Park was the first expansion of the museum constructed in 1933. It was renamed the Weston Family Wing in recognition of their sizable donations to ROM. At the end of 2017, the front doors of this heritage building reopened as a secondary access to the museum.