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Icon of the event City Hall 50th Series: Shaping Canadian Modernity, Part 1
Thu Sep 03, 2015 | 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
City Hall

George Kapelos, architect, planner and professor at Ryerson University in Toronto, speaks on the City Hall international competition that drew over 500 entries in 1958. He was chair of Ryerson's Department of Architectural Sc...

Icon of the event Heather O'Neill
Thu Sep 03, 2015 | 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Toronto Reference Library

The eh List Author Series presents Giller Prize finalist Heather O'Neil for a reading and discussion on her new book, Daydreams of Angels - a collection of beguiling new stories that evokes sorrow, laughter and heartbreak. Bo...

Icon of the event Toronto's Ravines: A Journey with Author Jason Ramsay-Brown
Tue Sep 08, 2015 | 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Gerrard/Ashdale

Author Jason Ramsay? Brown shares his research and experience of over 100 of the ravines that cut through Toronto. His book, Toronto's Ravines: their natural heritage and local history, will interest anyone with a love for th...

Icon of the event Lawrence Hill - SOLD OUT
Tue Sep 08, 2015 | 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Toronto Reference Library

The internationally acclaimed author of...

Icon of the event Toronto's Ravines and Urban Forests
Wed Sep 09, 2015 | 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Leaside

Author Jason Ramsay-Brown will speak about his book on Toronto's natural heritage and local history.

Icon of the event How Handwriting Can Help You Learn, Think, Connect  (And Tell You Who You Are)
Thu Sep 10, 2015 | 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
North York Central Library

Clinician Annette Poizner will show how - and more importantly, why - you should bring handwriting back into daily life. Provide a workout for your brain while cultivating your own unique style of self-expression... all with ...

Icon of the event City Hall 50th Series: Civic Symbol, Part 2
Thu Sep 10, 2015 | 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
City Hall

Christopher Armstrong, Emeritus Professor History at York University, speaks on the background and history of the construction of Viljo Revell's winning design for the Toronto City Hall. Having long taught courses on the urba...

Icon of the event Hub Talk: Bringing 3D Printing to Uganda
Thu Sep 10, 2015 | 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Toronto Reference Library

University of Toronto Professor Matt Ratto discusses how he worked with a research team, a charitable organization, and Autodesk Inc. to bring 3D printing technology to Uganda and to train local technicians to 3D print lower-...

Icon of the event Can We Bring Back North York?
Tue Sep 15, 2015 | 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
North York Central Library

Alan Redway, former mayor of East York, reads from his book "Governing Toronto: Bringing Back the City that Worked". Redway's book points the way to the restoration of the Municipality of Metro Toronto (which consisted of Eto...

Icon of the event Who would do that? An Afternoon with Author Bette Logan
Tue Sep 15, 2015 | 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Bendale

Come meet fellow book lovers and join author Bette Logan, in her lecture about women who write, visit, and even marry infamous serial killers such as Paul Bernardo and Ted Bundy. What motivates them? What do they get out of i...