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The Bram & Bluma Appel Salon is a literary and cultural programming space on the second floor of the Toronto Reference Library.

Upcoming Events

Free tickets are required for all events. Learn more about event tickets

Tracy Chevalier: New Boy

Tue, May 23 | 7:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.

The tragedy of Othello is transposed to a 1970s suburban Washington schoolyard, where ...

Naomi Klein: No Is Not Enough (Trinity St. Paul Centre)

Wed, Jun 07 | 7:30 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.

From the bestselling author of No Logo and This Changes Everything comes No Is Not Eno...

2017 June Callwood Lecture: Ahmad Danny Ramadan

Fri, Jun 09 | 7:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.

Ahmad Danny Ramadan's history of working with organizations in the Middle East and his...

Star Talks: Is Fake News the New Propaganda?

Tue, Jun 13 | 7:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.

Tim Wu & Craig Silverman discuss the blight of fake news. In conjunction with the Cana...

STAR TALKS: Fredrik Backman

Fri, Jun 16 | 7:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.

From the author of A Man Called Ove, comes a poignant, charming novel about a forgotte...

All Events

Event tickets

NEW for 2017: Free tickets are released three weeks before each event and are available to book starting at 9 a.m.

As most events are free, it is our policy to overbook. In case of a full program, your reservation may not guarantee admission. Unclaimed reservations will be released to standby customers ten minutes before the start of the program. We recommend that you arrive early.

There is a limit of two tickets per valid email address.

Past events

Watch videos of past events on our YouTube channel.

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The Appel Salon is a versatile, centrally-located venue for meetings, weddings, and special and corporate events.