These's a breakup museum in Toronto right now

Jul 16 2019, 12:02 am

Sometimes, you just need a good cry.

It gets all the icky stuff out into the open, and can make you feel lighter and a lot more free.

And to help rid ourselves of the weight of what bogs us down is the Museum of Broken Relationships, fresh to the Harbourfront Centre.

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Described as a physical and virtual public space created with the intention of “treasuring and sharing your heartbreak stories and symbolic possessions,” the museum is a massive reminder that you’re not alone.

Even if it’s feeling alone that unites us all.


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Like a larger-than-life white flag waving in surrender to the hard times, you can approach this immersive symbol with your guard down, knowing that while you may be hurting, so has everyone who has participated in the creation of the space.

And the results of that pain are actually quite beautiful.


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“It is a museum about you, about us, and about the ways we love and lose,” reads the site’s description.

Each object that you’ll find on display has been donated by an individual from anywhere across the world, and it represents a relationship that’s time has passed.

The museum will be on through to September 8 and is free to visit, which means that you have until nearly the end of this hot scary summer to immerse yourself in all the feels.


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It’s said that pain is inevitable, but suffering is optional.

Maybe a part of that choice is the decision to dive into the tough stuff head first, together, and learn that we’re stronger than we thought.


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Museum of Broken Relationships

Where: Harbourfront Centre – 235 Queens Quay West
When: Until September 8, 2019


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