In October 1976, the London Children's Museum began the experimental Storefront Museum project, funded by Local Initiative Programme, Department of Manpower and Immigration, and a grant from Wintario, Ministry of Culture and Recreation.
Using storefront space donated by City Centre Mall, the London Children's Museum opened exhibits titled, "Haunted House", "What if I were a child in Grandmother's time?", "Wheels", and "What if I were in a television studio?"
With a wealth of grit and determination, the London Children’s Museum’s first permanent home was secured at London Towers, on the southwest corner of Dundas and Colborne. Soon outgrowing this space, the London Children's Museum began a $1.5 million fundraising campaign.