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Icon of the event Edward Snowden: What He Should Mean to You
Fri Oct 31, 2014 | 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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Well-known investigative journalist Andrew Mitrovica will be talking about the importance of NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden's revelations. In his talk, entitled Edward Snowden: What He Should Mean to You, Mitrovica will reb...

Icon of the event Roy Henry Vickers and 'Lucky' Budd - Cloudwalker
Sat Nov 15, 2014 | 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
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Roy Henry Vickers is one of Canada's best loved and honoured artists, with works spanning more than 4 decades. Robert 'Lucky' Budd is one of B.C.'s most important keepers of historical voices. Together, they bring to life the...

Icon of the event The eh List Author Series: Bob McDonald - Canadian Spacewalkers...
Wed Oct 15, 2014 | 7:00 pm - 8:15 pm
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The host of CBC Radio?s Quirks and Quarks makes his living explaining science to the rest of us. This time out, he delves into the mysteries and uniqueness of the spacewalking experience....

Icon of the event Innovator in Residence Kick-Off: A Celebration of Canadian Documentaries
Mon Oct 20, 2014 | 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
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Sarah Goodman, Hot Docs Senior Programming Lynne Fernie, and other filmmakers, discuss the evolution of the Canadian documentary scene, the creative trends taking shape today, and the challenges of the current industry. Panel...

Icon of the event The eh List Author Series: Martha Baillie - The Search for Heinrich Schlöge
Thu Nov 06, 2014 | 7:00 pm - 8:15 pm
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Martha Baillie is the author of five remarkable novels. In The Search for Heinrich Schlögel...

Icon of the event The Poetry of the First World War
Wed Oct 22, 2014 | 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
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Some of the most beautiful and resonant poetry ever written came out of WW1. Join us for an evening of dramatic readings in English, French and German by R. H. Thomson, Christopher Newton and Martha Burns. Hosted by R. H. Tho...

Icon of the event Toronto Book Awards 2014
Thu Oct 16, 2014 | 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
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Join us for the announcement of the 2014 Toronto Book Awards winner. Hosted by CBC's Gill Deacon....

Icon of the event Karen Armstrong
Wed Nov 19, 2014 | 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
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The acclaimed author of "A History of God" on her new book,...

Icon of the event Recollections of a Neighbourhood : Huron-Sussex from UTS to Stop Spadina
Tue Oct 07, 2014 | 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
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Discover Toronto's Huron-Sussex area through the eyes of John Parry, publisher, Anne Vellone, designer/photographerand others. Recollections of a Neighbourhood is a tribute to a downtown neighbourhood, its history, architectu...

Icon of the event Focus on Cinema Verité
Wed Oct 29, 2014 | 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
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View clips from classic cinema verité films - such as The Salesman, Gimme Shelter and EMPZ For Life. Then join Sarah Goodman for a discussion on the difference between verité and interview-based styles of documentary filmmaki...