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Icon of the event The Gifts of the Nile :  Royal Ontario Museum
Tue Oct 18, 2016 | 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Location: Toronto Reference Library

The Royal Ontario Museum Outreach Committee presents The Gifts of the Nile. Ancient Egyptian civilization began about 5,000 years ago along the shores of the Nile River....

Icon of the event Shameless:The Fight for Adoption Disclosure and the Search for My Son
Wed Sep 14, 2016 | 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Location: Leaside

Author Marilyn Churley speaks about her personal and political battles to reform adoption disclosure laws and find her son....

Icon of the event The Haunting of Leslieville
Thu Oct 27, 2016 | 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Location: Jones

Join local historian Joanne Doucette as she takes us on a walking tour of Leslieville. The tour will begin and end at Jones Branch, and will focus on the spookier side of our neighbourhood.

Icon of the event 29th Helen E. Stubbs Memorial Lecture: David Day
Thu Nov 03, 2016 | 8:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Location: Lillian H. Smith

Celebrated author and critic, David Day presents "Let Us Compare Mythologies", a lecture exploring fantasy literature and imaginary worlds, with a particular focus on J.R.R. Tolkien.

Icon of the event The Clash of Ignorance: The West and the Muslim World
Wed Oct 05, 2016 | 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Location: Toronto Reference Library

With shocking evidence, hilarious anecdotes, heart-wrenching personal stories, and brilliant insights into world events, Dr. Shafique Virani urges us to confront the Clash of Ignorance between the West and the Muslim World, r...

Icon of the event Toronto: Made for the 21st Century
Mon Nov 07, 2016 | 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Location: Eatonville

From the time of the first peoples, to the energy of today?s ?global village?, Toronto has always been a gathering place ? a place of trade, stabilized by community and endowed with the essential sinews of human hope. Join Da...

Icon of the event Subdivided: City-building in an Age of Hyper-Diversity
Mon Sep 19, 2016 | 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Location: City Hall

Co-editors Jay Pitter and John Lorinc ask, "How do we build cities where we aren't just living within the same urban space, but living together?"...

Icon of the event Canadian Women in the Sky: 100 years of flight
Thu Sep 15, 2016 | 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Location: Richview

Meet Elizabeth Muir, author of "Canadian Women in the Sky: 100 years of flight" (http://www.torontopubliclibrary.ca/detail.jsp?Entt=RDM3341186&R=3341186 ). Ms. Muir will tell the story of how women in Canada first boarded pla...

Icon of the event Scarborough Historical Society meeting
Tue Sep 27, 2016 | 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Location: Bendale

Join us for talks on historical subjects. Meetings are free and include refreshments. At this meeting Bev Dietrich presents: Sitting Pretty: The History of the Toilet.

Icon of the event City Building: Subdivided co-editors Jay Pitter and John Lorinc in conversation
Mon Oct 17, 2016 | 7:00 pm - 8:15 pm
Location: Annette Street

"Can hyper-diversity as a framework reduce inequality and social divisions in Toronto and other global cities? Subdivided co-editors Jay Pitter and John Lorinc in conversation about new approaches to city-building in an urban...