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Icon of the event Live a Debt-Free Lifestyle - Strategies for the Average Canadian
Thu Nov 23, 2017 | 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Location: Riverdale

If you are living on an average Canadian income, how can you afford to buy a home and start saving for retirement especially in a city that has one of the most expensive real estate in the country?...

Icon of the event Burn Your Mortgage - Secrets to Paying Down Your Mortgage Sooner
Mon Jan 22, 2018 | 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Location: Downsview

Sean Cooper made news headlines around the world when he paid off his mortgage at 30 on a house he bought just three years prior. In Burn Your Mortgage, Cooper's extreme achievement is made accessible as the acclaimed persona...

Icon of the event Live a Debt-Free Lifestyle - Strategies for the Average Canadian
Mon Nov 27, 2017 | 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Location: Deer Park

If you are living on an average Canadian income, how can you afford to buy a home and start saving for retirement especially in a city that has one of the most expensive real estate in the country?...

Icon of the event Burn Your Mortgage - Secrets to Paying Down Your Mortgage Sooner
Tue Feb 13, 2018 | 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Location: Danforth/Coxwell

Sean Cooper made news headlines around the world when he paid off his mortgage at 30 on a house he bought just three years prior. In Burn Your Mortgage, Cooper's extreme achievement is made accessible as the acclaimed persona...

Icon of the event Freedom to Read Week with Jillian Tamaki
Wed Feb 28, 2018 | 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Location: Runnymede

Hear author and illustrator Jillian Tamaki address the importance of intellectual freedom and speak about her challenges around censorship and experience with the banned books list, specially her Governor General's Award winn...

Icon of the event Tea and Books
2:00 pm - 3:00 pm on recurring dates listed below
Location: High Park

Enjoy reading? Join library staff and find out about new and interesting favorites.


Upcoming Dates:
Wed Nov 29
Icon of the event Landing that Dream Deal: a Writer's How-To (ATRIUM)
Fri Nov 17, 2017 | 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Location: Toronto Reference Library

To commemorate 150 years of US/Canada relations, three literary and publishing insiders, a publisher, agent and a writer and festival organizer, talk about recent developments in the US and Canadian markets for getting your w...

Icon of the event Victory Lap Retirement
Thu Mar 01, 2018 | 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Location: Riverdale

The rules of retirement have changed - people are living longer and have to finance as many years in retirement as they had in their entire working career. So what will thirty or forty years, or more, in retirement look like ...

Icon of the event Toronto Crime as Local History: Writing Historical Crime Books
Thu Nov 23, 2017 | 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Location: Toronto Reference Library

Author and investigative historian, Peter Vronsky, current Writer in Residence at Toronto Public Library, leads a panel of Canadian authors (Nate Hendley, Robert J. Hoshowsky, and Lee Mellor) working in the genre of local (To...

Icon of the event Scarborough Historical Society Meeting
Tue Jan 23, 2018 | 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Location: Bendale

Join us for talks on historical subjects. Meetings are free and include refreshments. At this meeting Bridget Wranich presents:A Taste of History.