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Icon of the event A History of Riverdale Collegiate
Tue May 19, 2015 | 7:00 pm - 8:15 pm
Beaches

The Beach & East Toronto Historical Society presents historian and author, Richard Hazzard, for a presentation on "A History of Riverdale Collegiate: Changing Values and Attitudes in the High School, 1907-2007"...

Icon of the event Coastal Command during World War  II
Mon May 04, 2015 | 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Runnymede

Keith Hyde, aviation historian, will speak on the lesser known role of the Royal Air Force, "Coastal Command" during WW II....

Icon of the event Food Security: Community Gardens
Thu May 21, 2015 | 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Downsview

Do you care about what you eat? Would you like to grow more of your own food? Interested in finding a community gardening plot? Want to learn about "Food Security," "Food Hubs," "Food Share"? Find out what is happening in you...

Icon of the event Rosemary Sullivan on Stalin's Daughter
Thu Jun 11, 2015 | 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Runnymede

Join award-winning biographer Rosemary Sullivan in a conversation about her revelatory biographer of Svetlana Stalin, a woman fated to live her life in the shadow of one of history's most monstrous dictators - her father, Jos...

Icon of the event The eh List Author Series: Kim Thuy - Mãn
Wed May 27, 2015 | 7:00 pm - 8:15 pm
Beaches

Kim Thuy's lyrical approach to fiction attracted a lot of attention with her first book, Ru, which won a Governor General's award for fiction in French and garnered a Giller nomination for the English translation. With Mãn, s...

Icon of the event Governing Toronto: Bringing Back the City That Worked
Wed Jun 10, 2015 | 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Runnymede

Alan Redway's Governing Toronto: Bringing Back the City That Worked, traces the growth and governance of the city from its creation in 1834 through its successful Metro years. The book examines why, and how, the decision was ...

Icon of the event Great Books:  Sinclair Ross
Wed Jun 24, 2015 | 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Runnymede

Professor Frederick Sweet from the University of Toronto will talk about Sincalir Ross' As For Me and My House, the brilliant classic study of life in the Depression era which has been hailed by critics as one of Canada?s gre...

Icon of the event Author Reading: Marilyn Churley
Wed Jun 10, 2015 | 7:00 pm - 8:15 pm
Beaches

Join Marilyn Churley, former Toronto City Councillor and former Member of Provincial Parliament, for a discussion of her book "Shameless: The Fight for Adoption Disclosure and the Search for My Son"....