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Icon of the event The World's Great Cities: Florence with Professor Nicholas Terpstra
Tue May 12, 2015 | 6:30 pm - 7:45 pm
Deer Park

What - and who - made Florence the wonderful cultural magnet that draws in those who are looking for creativity, beauty, and imagination?...

Icon of the event Andrea Charise on Literature and Ageism.
Thu May 28, 2015 | 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Deer Park

In this talk Andrea Charise,winner of the Polanyi Prize for literature, assistant professor of Health, U of T, explores how the invention of population at the end of the eighteenth century helped fashion an ?aging population?...

Icon of the event Literature  and the Bible in a Secular Age with Dr. Nella  Cotrupi
Tue Apr 28, 2015 | 6:30 pm - 7:45 pm
Deer Park

Many of the masterpieces of western literature (and of western music and art) owe a direct debt to the Bible. How is the relationship between the Bible and western literature and culture unfolding in an increasingly secular e...

Icon of the event The Secret Lives of Spring Wildflowers
Thu Apr 09, 2015 | 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
High Park

Join accomplished naturalist Richard Aaron as he shares fascinating stories about Toronto's spring flora. Learn about a wildflower that deceives insects, another plant once used for medicine but now banned, and much more.

Icon of the event Author Reading. Plum Johnson. They Left Us Everything. A Memoir
Thu Jun 18, 2015 | 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Deer Park

Winner of the 2015 RBC Taylor Prize, Plum Johnson will read from her book, They Left Us Everything, an elegantly written memoir about closing down the family home and all she learnt about family, loss and acceptance during th...

Icon of the event Great Books. Brothers Karamazov, Anna Karenina, Three sisters and more
Thu Jun 04, 2015 | 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Deer Park

Join Julia Zarankin, Professor U of T as she discusses Adultery, Passion and Poisonous Marriages, Russian-Style: Tolstoy's Anna Karenina, Kreutzer Sonata, Dostoyevsky's Brothers Karamazov Chekhov's Three Sisters and "Lady wi...

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 Peak Learning. The Basilica of  San Francesco d'Assisi. Dawn Cunningham
Tue May 26, 2015 | 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Deer Park

The Basilica of St. Francis in Assisi was an artistic hub during the late thirteenth and early fourteenth centuries. During this hour, we will take a visual tour of some of its unique wall paintings and examine their signifi...