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Icon of the event Significant  Western Architects: Andrea Palladio with Marta O' Brien
Tue Sep 29, 2015 | 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Deer Park

Join Marta O'Brien, lecturer at University of Toronto and Ryerson University with degrees in Architecture and Environmental Studies as she explores the legacy of Andrea Palladio, architect of the Venitian Republic, one of the...

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 Lost Girls . Sex and Death in Renaissance Florence. Nicholas Terpstra.
Tue Sep 22, 2015 | 6:30 pm - 7:45 pm
Deer Park

Nicholas Terpstra is a professor of history at the University of Toronto author of Lost Girls...

Icon of the event Significant Western Architects: Christopher Wren with Marta O'Brien
Thu Oct 08, 2015 | 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Deer Park

Join Marta O'Brien, lecturer at University of Toronto and Ryerson University with degrees in Architecture and Environmental Studies as she explores the legacy of Sir Christopher Michael Wren, acclaimed English architect, rebu...

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 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 Peter the Great and the Building of St. Petersburg with Carolyn Harris
Thu Sep 24, 2015 | 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Deer Park

Czar Peter the Great (r. 1682-1725) wanted to open up Russia to the rest of Europe. He ordered the building of a new capital on the Baltic Sea that was unlike any other Russian city. St. Petersburg would be Peter the Great's ...

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

In 1215, King John of England reluctantly affixed his royal seal to Magna Carta, a charter of limits on his power imposed by a group of rebel barons and clergymen. Join Carolyn Harris, author of Magna Carta and Its Gifts to C...

Icon of the event Toronto's Ravines: A Journey with Author Jason Ramsay-Brown
Tue Sep 08, 2015 | 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Gerrard/Ashdale

Author Jason Ramsay? Brown shares his research and experience of over 100 of the ravines that cut through Toronto. His book, Toronto's Ravines: their natural heritage and local history, will interest anyone with a love for th...