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Icon of the event North Toronto Historical Local History Evenings
7:30 pm - 8:30 pm on recurring dates listed below
Northern District

Wednesday, September 30th...

Upcoming Dates:
Wed Nov 25
Icon of the event Toronto's Ravines and Urban Forests with Jason Ramsay-Brown
Wed Nov 25, 2015 | 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm


Icon of the event Laundry Lines:  A Memoir in Stories and Poems by Ann Elizabeth Carson
Thu Nov 26, 2015 | 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Please join Toronto author Anne Elizabeth Carson for a reading from her newly-released book Laundry Lines: A Memoir in Stories and Poems, a lively evocation of her aunts and their home in Cheltenham, Ontario which brings to l...

Icon of the event Author Visit: Renate Krakauer
Thu Nov 26, 2015 | 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

The new novel " Only by Blood" by Renate Krakauer is a gripping story that begins during the chaos of World War II in Poland , and ends years later in Canada with a voyage back to Poland to solve a family mystery.Come and lis...

Icon of the event Terry Fallis
Thu Nov 26, 2015 | 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm
City Hall

The eh List Author Series presents Leacock Prize winner Terry Fallis for a reading and discussion of his latet novel, Poles Apart. Fallis dishes on Eve of Equality, a new feminist blog that becomes a sensation when a wildly p...

Icon of the event Hub Talk: The Reality About Virtual Reality
Thu Nov 26, 2015 | 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Scarborough Civic Centre

Award-winning interactive designer and game developer Stephan Tanguay provides an introduction to virtual reality technology and how it will revolutionize video games and allow us to re-imagine the way we interact with the wo...

Icon of the event All the Libraries Toronto
Thu Nov 26, 2015 | 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Toronto Reference Library

Daniel Rotsztain, a.k.a. the Urban Geographer, is a freelance artist, writer, and cartographer. Throughout 2015, Rotsztain visited every public library in Toronto and illustrated their exteriors, releasing the collection onli...

Icon of the event  Media coverage of the federal election: The good, the bad, but the mostly ugly
Fri Nov 27, 2015 | 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Toronto Reference Library

Media critique and award-winning investigative reporter, Andrew Mitrovica, explores the MSM's coverage of the federal election that not only changed the face of politics, but the media landscape, too....

Icon of the event Four Last Songs: Aging and Creativity in Verdi, Strauss, Messiaen and Britten.
Fri Nov 27, 2015 | 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Deer Park

Join Linda Hutcheon, University of Toronto, Comparative Literature, and her husband Michael Hutcheon, doctor and author as they discuss their new book Four Last Songs detailing the creative obstacles faced by artists as they ...

Icon of the event John Sewell: How We Changed Toronto
Tue Dec 01, 2015 | 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
St. Lawrence

In the 1960s Toronto was a Boomtown. All this "progress" had a price. Heritage buildings were disappearing. Whole neighbourhoods were being destroyed - by city hall itself - in the name of urban renewal and high-rise develope...