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Moses Znaimer Shares His Passion at the MZTV Museum of Television


If you’ve lived in Toronto at any point over the last 40 or so years, you’ve probably heard the name Moses Znaimer. After all, he transformed local television by creating Citytv, was a co-founder of MuchMusic, and even today is highly visible as the CEO of multifaceted entertainment company ZoomerMedia. Broadcasting is Znaimer’s lifeblood; it’s no surprise that over the years he’s channeled that interest into amassing the world’s largest private collection of vintage television sets. A mogul’s tribute to the medium that made him, the recently re-launched MZTV Museum boasts a panoply of rare—and rather striking—receivers and related artifacts, including a mechanical 1930 Baird Televisor, a translucent RCA TRK-12 Phantom Teleceiver and even the original Speaker’s Corner booth. In all, it’s a treasure trove not just for so-called couch potatoes, but history buffs and design junkies, too. —Craig Moy

• MZTV Museum of Television, 64 Jefferson Ave., 416-599-7339; mztv.com
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