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Feb 16 | Posted by John P.
University College; Interior, Convocation Hall. [1890?] (Credit: Toronto Reference Lib...

Feb 09 | Posted by John P.
On February 8 and beyond, take a moment to remember the contributions and life of Sir ...

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Upcoming Programs

Black History Month Contest
Wed, Feb 01

Celebrate Black History Month by entering our contest and winning some exciting prizes...

Vice & Virtue
Sat, Feb 11

Booze, broads and Sunday laws: this exhibit offers a look back at moral reform in "Tor...

The Post War Housing Boom 1919-1930 and East Toronto Amalgamation with the City
Tue, Feb 21 | 7:00 p.m. - 8:15 p.m.

Lawrence E.A. Lee from the City of Toronto Archives will be speaking about The Post Wa...

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