Canada DEAF CULTURE CENTRE
15 Mill Street
M5A 3R6 Canada
"The CCSD’s headquarters (CCSD: Canadian Cultural Society of the Deaf), located in the historic Distillery District of Toronto, is the first free standing DEAF CULTURE CENTRE of its kind internationally. It offers an art gallery, a board room with video conference ability and special event facilities, as well as a giftshop featuring Deaf artists’ artwork. Visitors are comprised primarily of Deaf patrons at special events and of hearing Distillery patrons exploring the site and from around the world, both Deaf and hearing.
The CENTRE provides education and cultural opportunity to both Deaf and hearing communities, and provides many opportunities in which there is Deaf and hearing visitor exchange.
The DEAF CULTURE CENTRE pushes Deaf culture forward into the world in a new way where old assumptions are challenged. The CENTRE is receptive and open to all cultures, but its primary function is to enrich and elevate the achievements of the Deaf community for everyone to understand and appreciate.
This is the only CENTRE of its kind. People from all over the world come to see it. Visitors learn about Deaf leaders and Deaf contributions to society through history, Deaf cultural values cultural sensitivity to behaviours in the community and workplace, importance of communicating in sign language, and the value of the collective and Deaf artworks known as Deaf View Image Art(De’VIA)."