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Icon of the event The Many Deaths of Tom Thomson: Separating Fact from Fiction
Tue Sep 26, 2017 | 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Location: Yorkville

In July 1917, renowned Canadian landscape painter Tom Thomson mysteriously disappeared while canoeing in Ontario's Algonquin Park. Over the last century, speculators have offered increasingly wild theories of Thomson's fate....

Icon of the event Scarborough Historical Society Meeting
Tue Sep 26, 2017 | 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Location: Bendale

Join us for talks on historical subjects. Meetings are free and include refreshments. At this meeting Richard Jordan presents:Murder in the Family Tree.

Icon of the event Scarborough Stories
Tue Sep 26, 2017 | 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Location: Cedarbrae

From the critically acclaimed author of...

Icon of the event East York Historical Society
7:30 pm - 9:00 pm on recurring dates listed below
Location: S. Walter Stewart

Discussions on local history subjects about your neighbourhood.


Upcoming Dates:
Tue Sep 26
Tue Nov 28
Icon of the event Love: Strategies and Cures
Wed Sep 27, 2017 | 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Location: Northern District

What makes lasting love? How do you mend a broken heart? Authors Glenn Dixon (...

Icon of the event Finding Your Fit! Make Fitness a Lifelong Habit
Wed Sep 27, 2017 | 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Location: Woodside Square

Author, fitness trainer, Globe and Mail fitness columnist, Kathleen Trotter talks about her latest book, Finding Your Fit: A Compassionate Trainer's Guide to Making Fitness a Lifelong Habit. Register in person or by phone, 41...

Icon of the event The Patch: The People, Pipelines, and Politics of the Oil Sands
Thu Sep 28, 2017 | 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Location: City Hall

The Patch is the story of Fort McMurray and the oil sands in northern Alberta, the world's second largest proven reserve of oil. But this is no conventional story about the oil business. Rather, it is a portrait of the life c...

Icon of the event Adventure, Imagination and Possibility in Graphic Novels
Mon Oct 02, 2017 | 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Location: Fort York

Love graphic novels?...

Icon of the event Claire Messud: The Burning Girl
Mon Oct 02, 2017 | 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Location: Toronto Reference Library

Messud discusses her latest novel, a coming-of-age story that asks: to what extent can we know ourselves and others?...

Icon of the event An Evening with Toronto Book Award Finalists
Tue Oct 03, 2017 | 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Location: S. Walter Stewart

Finalists for the 2017 Toronto Book Awards on their nominated works. Moderated by journalist and pop culture expert, Dalton Higgins....