Browse Exhibits (5 total)

The MCM/70 Personal Computer


The Canadian MCM/70 was the world's first microprocessor-based computer designed specifically for personal use. 

This exhibit highlights and celebrates the pioneering work on personal computing at MCM and is dedicated to the makers of the MCM/70 computer.

YUCoM Virtual Tour


This virtual tour is a brief presentation of some of the computing and calculating hardware designed and/or manufactured in Canada. You will also find samples of software developed and published in Canada, trade brochures, photographs, and other artifacts representing and documenting the development of the Canadian computer industry and the many paths of its social acceptance.

MCM @ 50


The MCM/70 @ 50 exhibit organized by the York University Computer Museum in collaboration with York University Libraries celebrates the momentous appearance of the MCM/70 computer – a made-in Canada technological marvel that offered an early glimpse of a new digital reality.

Computer Hobby Movement in Canada


The exhibit is dedicated to a decade-long computer hobby movement in Canada and its role in bringing computing into the homes of Canadians. It chronicles the movement's development and contributions by focusing on the Toronto Region Association of Computer Enthusiasts (TRACE) -- arguably the earliest Canadian computer hobby organizations.  TRACE history (1976-1985) offers unique insides into a vibrant Canadian hobbyists’ movement, its rich cultural legacy and social relevance.


Portraits of Digital Canada


The Portraits of Digital Canada exhibit presents a selection of images from a large collection of photographs taken for International Business Machines of Canada (IBM Canada) in the last century. Since its incorporation in 1917, IBM Canada has been documenting its corporate history as well as Canada's evolving technological and 
social landscape in hundreds of thousands of photographs and films. Many of the early photographs have 
survived thanks to the collecting and curatorial efforts of several remarkable people, most notably Dave Robitaille, former 
Director of Corporate Citizenship at IBM Canada, and George Dunbar IBM's staff photographer from 1957 to 
1989. The size, scope, and richness of the photographed themes make the IBM Canada Photograph Collection
one of the most significant records of Canada's technological development in the last century.