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Icon of the event No Ordinary Reading: 5 Very Different and Excellent  Authors Read
Tue Oct 06, 2015 | 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Annette Street

No Ordinary Reading! Five (Very Different) Authors Read at the Annette Street Library....

Icon of the event The Toronto Carrying Place: Rediscovering Toronto's Most Ancient Trail
Sat Oct 24, 2015 | 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Runnymede

The Toronto Carrying Place documents author Glenn Turner's three-day walk along the route of the old portage from Lake Ontario to Lake Simcoe, searching for traces of the path and for its influence on today's cityscapes and l...

Icon of the event Toronto's Ravines and Urban Forests
Sat Sep 19, 2015 | 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Humberwood

Jason Ramsay Brown has explored and photographed Toronto's ravines for more than half his life. Join the author of Toronto's Ravines and Urban Forests for a visual presentation that will reveal some of the city's hidden ecolo...

Icon of the event Scarborough Historical Society meeting
Tue Nov 24, 2015 | 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Bendale

Join us for talks on historical subjects. Meetings are free and include refreshments. At this meeting P.C. Richard Baker presents: The History of the Toronto Police Service Marine Unit.

Icon of the event Peter the Great and the Building of St. Petersburg. Carolyn Harris
Thu Sep 24, 2015 | 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Deer Park

Czar Peter the Great (r. 1682-1725) wanted to open up Russia to the rest of Europe. He ordered the building of a new capital on the Baltic Sea that was unlike any other Russian city. St. Petersburg would be Peter the Great's ...

Icon of the event Beth Powning
Thu Oct 29, 2015 | 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Beaches

! The eh List Author Series presents Beth Powning and her new novel, A Measure of Light. Bringing her trademark elegance and insight to the life of an extraordinary historical figure, Mary Dyer, a seventeenth-century Puritan ...

Icon of the event Don Gillmor
Thu Nov 12, 2015 | 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Runnymede

The eh List Author Series presents Don Gillmor in conversation on his new novel, Long Change. Fleeing his violent, Pentecostal father, as well as a crime he committed in the parking lot of the first bar he ever entered, this ...

Icon of the event Gardening on the edge: an illustrated tour
Tue Oct 27, 2015 | 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Toronto Reference Library

Gardening on the edge: an illustrated tour...

Icon of the event  Real Justice: Branded a baby-killer, the Tammy Marquardt story
Wed Nov 11, 2015 | 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Taylor Memorial

Based on the testimony of Dr. Charles Smith, formerly of Sick Kids Hospital, Tammy Marquardt spent 14 years in prison for murdering her infant son. Jasmine D’Costa tells the story in her new book, Real Justice: Branded a Bab...

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...