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Icon of the event Four Last Songs: Aging and Creativity in Verdi, Strauss, Messiaen and Britten.
Fri Nov 27, 2015 | 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Deer Park

Join Linda Hutcheon, U of T, Comparative Literature and her husband Michael Hutcheon, doctor and author as they discuss their new book Four Last Songs detailing the creative obstacles faced by artists as they age. They look...

Icon of the event Author Visit:  Andrew Borkowski
Tue Nov 17, 2015 | 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Bendale

Join us for a talk and reading by Toronto author, journalist and editor Andrew Borkowski. He will present his book Copernicus...

Icon of the event Leisure and Pleasure in Canadian English. With Jack Chambers U of T
Tue Oct 27, 2015 | 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Deer Park

Leisure and Pleasure in Canadian English...

Icon of the event Who would do that? An Afternoon with Author Bette Logan
Tue Sep 15, 2015 | 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Bendale

Come meet fellow book lovers and join author Bette Logan, in her lecture about women who write, visit, and even marry infamous serial killers such as Paul Bernardo and Ted Bundy. What motivates them? What do they get out of i...

Icon of the event Significant Western Architects. Frank Lloyd Wright with Marta O'Brien
Fri Nov 06, 2015 | 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Deer Park

Join Marta O'Brien, lecturer at U of T and Ryerson with degrees in Architecture and Environmental Studies as she explores the legacy of Frank Lloyd Wright,architect of "Organic Architecture", structures built in harmony with...

Icon of the event King John and the Magna Carta with Carolyn Harris.
Tue Oct 13, 2015 | 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Deer Park

King John and Magna Carta...

Icon of the event Author Reading. Catherine Gildiner. Coming Ashore.
Tue Oct 20, 2015 | 2:00 pm - 3:15 pm
Deer Park

Join Catherine Gildiner as she reads from Coming Ashore, the third and final volume of her memoir series, following her adventures in Too Close to the Falls and After the Falls. Picking up her story in the late ?60s at age 2...

Icon of the event Wenceslaus Hollar  Printmaker (1607-77)  with Dr. Anne Thackray
Thu Sep 17, 2015 | 2:00 pm - 3:15 pm
Deer Park

One of Toronto's lesser-known art treasures is the collection of prints by Wenceslaus Hollar (1607-77), a great European print artist, at the University of Toronto's Thomas Fisher Rare Book Library. Dr. Anne Thackray will in...

Icon of the event Scarborough Historical Society Meeting with Guest Speaker
Tue Sep 22, 2015 | 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Bendale

Join us for talks on historical subjects. Meetings are free and include refreshments. At this meeting Bev Dietrich presents: The History of the Toilet, starting with sanitation in Roman times.

Icon of the event Significant Western Architects. Mies van der Rohe with Marta O'Brien
Tue Nov 24, 2015 | 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Deer Park

Join Marta O'Brien, lecturer at U of T and Ryerson with degrees in Architecture and Environmental Studies as she explores the legacy of Ludwig Mies van der Rohe, one of the pioneering masters of modern architecture. His "skin...