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Icon of the event What Makes Toronto a Multicultural City?
Tue Jun 27, 2017 | 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Location: S. Walter Stewart

Almost all cities have people of diverse ethnicities living in them. Yet diversity of population alone does not make a multicultural city. The latter comes about with the civil rights and equality of all citizens. In Canada, ...

Icon of the event Across Canada by Story
Tue Apr 11, 2017 | 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Location: S. Walter Stewart

In his 45-year career as what The Globe and Mail called 'a publishing icon' Doug Gibson knew them all. He worked with Alice Munro and with authors named MacLennan, Davies, Mitchell...and politicians named Trudeau, Mulroney an...

Icon of the event 13+2 Ways of Looking at Andre Alexis's
Mon Jun 05, 2017 | 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Location: Runnymede

André Alexis' award-winning novel can be appreciated in many ways, and in this informal lecture Stephen Cain will explore what 15 Dogs can teach us about mythology, genre, language, communication, philosophy, and innovative w...

Icon of the event Life & Love in Capitalist China
Wed May 24, 2017 | 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Location: Don Mills

Acclaimed Chinese-Canadian writer Xue YiWei on his first English book, Shenzheners, inspired by the small market town located north of Hong Kong where a special economic zoning project introduced capitalism to communist China...

Icon of the event The Nearly Girl author reveals all
Wed Apr 26, 2017 | 7:00 pm - 9:15 pm
Location: S. Walter Stewart

The East End Writers' Group presents Lisa de Nikolits, prolific author of six novels published between 2010 and 2016 who will tell how she goes from idea to print. Each novel has different characters and themes. Originally fr...

Icon of the event On Migrants and Belonging:  Author Maria Lynch
Tue May 16, 2017 | 3:30 pm - 4:30 pm
Location: Malvern

Join local Toronto author, Maria Lynch, for an informative talk about her book "Beneath the African Sun." More than a history, it is a migrant's story about family, home, social justice, and what it means to truly belong some...

Icon of the event Meet author Joy Kogawa
Tue May 02, 2017 | 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Location: Don Mills

One of Canada's most cherished literary treasures, Joy Kogawa reads from her new book Gently to Nagasaki....

Icon of the event East York Historical Society
7:30 pm - 9:00 pm on recurring dates listed below
Location: S. Walter Stewart

Discussions on local history subjects about your neighbourhood.


Upcoming Dates:
Tue Mar 28
Tue May 30
Icon of the event Vimy 100: A New Look
Mon Apr 03, 2017 | 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Location: S. Walter Stewart

This talk by Jack L. Granatstein will look at the great Canadian battle in April 1917. Who were the men of the Canadian Corps? Who planned the battle? Who were the enemy? And how and why did the Canadian Corps take the Ridge?

Icon of the event Asian Heritage Month Author
Wed May 24, 2017 | 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Location: S. Walter Stewart

Meet Leslie Shimotakahara, author of After the Bloom, the story of a daughter's search for her missing mother which in turn reveals her family's past in a Japanese internment camp during the Second World War.