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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...

Icon of the event An Afternoon with Alda Sigmundsdóttir
Sat Jul 09, 2016 | 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Location: Annette Street

Alda Sigmundsdóttir is an author, journalist and consultant on all matters concerning Iceland. She has written six books that all deal with some aspect of Iceland or another and has consulted and reported to many English-Icel...

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 L'Homme qui apparait et disparait dans le vacuum
Thu Sep 22, 2016 | 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Location: Toronto Reference Library

Patrice Desbiens, un poète franco-ontarien qui a acquis une reconnaissance nationale et même internationale, est un cas d'espèce de la littérature canadienne-française et/ou québécoise. Lors de cette conférence, Gaston Trembl...

Icon of the event Subdivided : Building Inclusion into the Global City
Mon Sep 12, 2016 | 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Location: Toronto Reference Library

Can hyper-diversity reduce inequality and social divisions in Toronto and other global cities?...

Icon of the event Heritage Trees - Preserving Our Natural Roots
Thu Oct 27, 2016 | 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Location: Downsview

What is a heritage tree? Why is it important to protect them? Edith George, Advisor to the Ontario Urban Forest Council, will explain all the requirements that must be met in determining whether a tree is worthy of heritage ...

Icon of the event Transition Toronto
Thu Oct 06, 2016 | 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Location: Toronto Reference Library

Transition Toronto brings neighbours together to have fun and reduce their environmental impact at the same time. By guiding groups of neighbours through a series of social evenings the project helps communities save energy, ...

Icon of the event China's Great Leap Forward and Great Famine : Speaking the
Mon Oct 17, 2016 | 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Location: Toronto Reference Library

Dr. Ping-Chun Hsiung (University of Toronto) looks at China's 'Great Leap Forward', 1958-62 as a dramatic public policy failure. Economic decline fuelled the Great Famine. In turn, an estimated 33 to 55 million people died. T...

Icon of the event Community Energy Planning for a Low Carbon Future
Tue Sep 20, 2016 | 7:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Location: Annette Street

Community Energy Planning for a Low Carbon Future with Fernando Carou, B.A.Sc, P.Eng., DPA (2017), Acting Manager, Environment & Energy Division, Community Energy Planning & New District Energy Systems, City of Toronto....

Icon of the event Conférence et atelier  en création poétique
Wed Sep 14, 2016 | 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Location: Toronto Reference Library

Le 14 septembre 2016, Michel A.Thérien donnera une conférence sur la création poétique. Il abordera le poème en vers et le poème en prose. À partir d'exemples tirés de son oeuvre, l'auteur démontrera comment le poème se métam...