The Museum of History also had an exhibit going on when I last visited on the thirty years leading up to Canadian Confederation in 1867. I didn't notice the no photos sign until after leaving the exhibit (sorry!), but shot a handful of images. This bust matches one I showed a few days ago at Rideau Hall- Lord Elgin, a governor general during that period, and I liked the way the light fell on it.
These two chairs caught my eye, and were a bit of a challenge to photograph, what with refraining from using the flash.
While this last display deals with the issue of the Fenians, the Irish-Americans who in the aftermath of the Civil War launched repeated raids across the border in their efforts to try to hold Canada ransom and force the British out of Ireland.
Back out in the Grand Hall among the totem poles, I came across the place being set up for an evening function. This space is often used for dinners, receptions, and official occasions, something it's rather ideal for.
Upstairs in the entrance hall is this massive crest, which at one point hung in Toronto, at the main post office, where what is now the Air Canada Centre now stands (and where the Toronto Maple Leafs regularly blow the hockey season and break the hearts of their fans over and over and over again). There must have been at least two of these- another one stands in the vicinity of the ACC, as I understand it.
Outside, and along the curatorial wing of the Museum, is a Japanese zen garden.