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Icon of the event Lyme Disease: A Southern Ontario Ticking Time Bomb
Wed Jun 11, 2014 | 7:00 pm - 8:15 pm
Beaches

Speaker, journalist and Lyme sufferer Vanessa Farnsworth, author of Rain on a Distant Roof: A Personal Journey Through Lyme Disease in Canada, will talk about what is known and unknown about Lyme disease in humans and in natu...

Icon of the event Barbara Ehrenreich
Mon May 05, 2014 | 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Toronto Reference Library

The New York Times bestselling author of Nickel and Dimed on her memoir Living With a Wild God. With CBC Radio's Mary Hynes....

Icon of the event Tom Flanagan
Tue May 06, 2014 | 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
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The conservative political operative and author of Harper's Team: Behind the Scenes in the Conservative Rise to Power, on his new book, Persona Non Grata: The Death of Free Speech in the Internet Age. With TVO's Steve Paikin.

Icon of the event Branded by the Pink Triangle
Wed May 21, 2014 | 10:30 am - 12:00 pm
Parliament Street

When the Nazis took power in Europe, gay men, like Jews, were imprisoned in concentration camps and marked for extermination. The pink triangle they were forced to wear is now a symbol for gay rights. Author Ken Setterington ...

Icon of the event The 2014 Cameron Hollyer Lecture
Sat May 03, 2014 | 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
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The Friends of the Arthur Conan Doyle Collection celebrate the new Arthur Conan Doyle Room with a special visit by author Lyndsay Faye. Faye will speak about "Sir Arthur Conan Doyle: Storytelling and the Passion of the Narrat...

Icon of the event The Treehouse Talks : 3 PEOPLE x 3 TOPICS = 1,000 IDEAS
Fri Jun 13, 2014 | 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
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Discover new ideas, ways of thinking, and styles of presentation. While our speakers, at first glance, appear to have nothing in common, Treehousers know that where three ideas collide, countless more emerge. For the speake...

Icon of the event Gamers MeetUp
Thu Jun 19, 2014 | 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
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A Toronto-based video game developer (speaker TBA) discusses lessons learned in game development. Presented with The Hand Eye Society....

Icon of the event Mike Holmes
Wed May 28, 2014 | 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
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The home improvement guru and host of HGTV's Holmes on Homes on his new book The Holmes Manual. With host of The Morning Show on Global, Liza Fromer....

Icon of the event Toronto Comic Arts Festival: Opening Night
Fri May 09, 2014 | 7:00 pm - 7:00 pm
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Please check back mid-April for event details and free ticket info.

Icon of the event Iran at the Crossroads?
Tue May 13, 2014 | 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
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The negotiations between world powers and Iran in November of 2013 leading to the signed tentative agreement concerning the nuclear issue is of importance at the national, regional and international level. In so far as it cou...