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Icon of the event The Many Deaths of Tom Thomson: Separating Fact from Fiction
Thu Oct 19, 2017 | 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Location: College/Shaw

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 Radical Transformation: Oligarchy, Collapse, and the Crisis of Civilization
Tue Sep 19, 2017 | 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Location: Toronto Reference Library

Kevin MacKay talks about industrial civilization's impending collapse, and about the possibilities of averting this fate. Radical Transformation presents an unflinching account of the dynamics of inhumanity and ecological des...

Icon of the event Meet Debut Author: Tehmina Khan
Thu Oct 12, 2017 | 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Location: Bayview

Tehmina Khan presents an informal discussion of her new book of stories. These deeply moving stories depict the lives of Pakistanis - both privileged and poor....

Icon of the event Maximum Canada
Thu Oct 26, 2017 | 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Location: City Hall

Award-winning author and Globe and Mail feature columnist Doug Saunders on how 100 million Canadians will overcome our colonial past and build a more prosperous future, and his new book,...

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 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 working in the genre of local historical crime. This workshop will bring together sev...

Icon of the event Extinction and Resurrection
Thu Oct 26, 2017 | 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Location: Eglinton Square

What happens when you try to recreate a woolly mammoth - fascinating science or conservation catastrophe? Acclaimed documentarist and science writer Britt Wray, takes a provocative look at de-extinction, analyzes the principl...

Icon of the event Salman Rushdie: The Golden House
Thu Sep 21, 2017 | 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Location: Toronto Reference Library

Rushdie discusses The Golden House, an epic that explores contemporary politics and culture....

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 Finding Your Fit! Make Fitness a Lifelong Habit
Wed Oct 04, 2017 | 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Location: Humber Bay

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....