6 January - 27 May 2012

Giving credit where it’s due

The humble credit card has been part of Canadian culture for over half a century. Plastic payments give us the freedom to buy what we need or go where we want, days before payday. The Museum did credit to the credit card in À La Carte, an exhibition that explored the evolution of credit as currency.

From its beginnings as a makeshift piece of signed cardboard to embossed plastic with magnetic strips and smart chips, the credit card has come a long way.