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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 U of T and Ryerson with degrees in Architecture and Environmental Studies as she explores the legacy of Sir Christopher Michael Wren, acclaimed English architect, rebuilder of 52 churches after...

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. The Prison Book Club. Ann Walmsley
Thu Oct 29, 2015 | 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Deer Park

Join Ann Walmsley as she discusses her experiences as a book club leader in a medium security prison. For eighteen months she met heavily tattooed men sharing ideas and books, a oasis for the men in an otherwise hostile envir...

Icon of the event Toronto's Ravines and Urban Forests
Wed Sep 23, 2015 | 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Riverdale

Jason Ramsay-Brown has explored and photographed Toronto's ravines for more than half his life. Join the author of Toronto's Ravines and Urban Forests for a visual presentation that will reveal some of the city's hidden ecolo...

Icon of the event Significant Western Architects. Mies van der Rohe with Marta O'Brien
Tue Nov 24, 2015 | 6:30 pm - 8:00 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 Ludwig Mies van der Rohe, one of the pioneering masters of modern architecture. His "skin...

Icon of the event How We Changed Toronto:  John Sewell
Wed Oct 14, 2015 | 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Riverdale

This is the inside story of activist idealists who set out to change the world -- and did, right in their own backyard. By the mid-1960s Toronto was well on its way to becoming Canada's largest and most powerful city. Expres...

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

King John and Magna Carta...

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 U of T and Ryerson with degrees in Architecture and Environmental Studies as she explores the legacy of Andrea Palladio, architect of the Venitian Republic, one of the most highly influential i...

Icon of the event Wenceslaus Hollar (1607-77)
Thu Sep 17, 2015 | 2:00 pm - 3:15 pm
Deer Park

One of Toronto's lesser-known art treasures is the collection of prints by Wenceslaus Hollar (1607-77), a great European print artist, at the University of Toronto's Thomas Fisher Rare Book Library. Dr. Anne Thackray will in...

Icon of the event The Legendary Hawker Hurricane Fighter
Thu Nov 12, 2015 | 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Don Mills

Keith Hyde, aviation historian, will present the history of this famous fighter that was designed in the late 1930's, when biplanes still equipped many RAF squadrons. We'll look at the Hawker's design, engine, production and ...