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The Bram & Bluma Appel Salon is a place where writers, thinkers, artists and innovators come together for conversation and debate.

Since opening in 2009, we have hosted a wide array of fascinating people, including Umberto Eco, Jeffery Eugenides, Malcolm Gladwell, John Irving, Donna Leon, Stephen Lewis, Anne Rice, Salman Rushdie, Margaret Trudeau, Tim Flannery, Jeanette Winterson, and many others. Please join us at one of our upcoming events.

Free tickets required for all events

Free tickets become available four weeks before the event. 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 prior to the start of the program. We recommend that you arrive early.

Upcoming Events

Toronto Star Short Story Contest Winners
Wed, Apr 23 | 6:00 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.

Come and meet the winners of the 2014 contest....

Steven Galloway Book Club
Mon, Apr 28 | 7:00 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.

Come to the grand finale of our Keep Toronto Reading festival and meet our One Book au...

Sondra Radvanovsky
Thu, May 01 | 7:00 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.

The American soprano discusses the Canadian Opera Company's spring production of "Robe...

Barbara Ehrenreich
Mon, May 05 | 7:00 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.

The New York Times bestselling author of Nickel and Dimed on her memoir Living With a ...

Tom Flanagan
Tue, May 06 | 7:00 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.

The conservative political operative and author of Harper's Team: Behind the Scenes in...

June Callwood Lecture: Is Water a Human Right or a Tradable Commodity?
Wed, May 21 | 7:00 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.

Join us for an inspiring evening as Maude Barlow delivers the eighth annual June Callw...

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