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Icon of the event What Makes Toronto a Multicultural City?
Tue Jun 27, 2017 | 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Location: S. Walter Stewart

Almost all cities have people of diverse ethnicities living in them. Yet diversity of population alone does not make a multicultural city. The latter comes about with the civil rights and equality of all citizens. In Canada, ...

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Tue Jun 20, 2017 | 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Location: Deer Park

In depicting Moses Sweetland and his labours to resist the government-sponsored relocation of his community from the tiny island off the coast of Newfoundland with which he shares his name, Crummey investigates not only the s...

Icon of the event Canada 150 - 10 Canonical Buildings in Canada with Prof. George Baird
Tue Jun 06, 2017 | 2:00 pm - 3:15 pm
Location: Deer Park

I will discuss the ten most canonical buildings in the country, from coast to coast, and from the early 19th century to the 1970's....

Icon of the event Global Shift to the Hard Right?  Tony Burman
Thu Jun 01, 2017 | 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Location: Deer Park

Are the dark clouds of the far right appearing again in Europe? Spurred on by Donald Trump's election victory in the United States, extremist political leaders in Europe are gaining in popularity. And even mainstream partie...

Icon of the event East York Historical Society
7:30 pm - 9:00 pm on recurring dates listed below
Location: S. Walter Stewart

Discussions on local history subjects about your neighbourhood.


Upcoming Dates:
Tue May 30
Icon of the event Pasha Malla: Fugue States
Tue May 30, 2017 | 7:00 pm - 8:15 pm
Location: Deer Park

From the award-winning author of The Withdrawal Method, Pasha Malla's latest novel,...

Icon of the event Asian Heritage Month Author
Wed May 24, 2017 | 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Location: S. Walter Stewart

Meet Leslie Shimotakahara, author of After the Bloom, the story of a daughter's search for her missing mother which in turn reveals her family's past in a Japanese internment camp during the Second World War.

Icon of the event Firing Lines: Three Canadian Women Write the First World War by Debbie Marshall
Wed May 17, 2017 | 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Location: S. Walter Stewart

Debbie Marshall, writer, editor, historian, publisher, and playwright has contributed to local and national magazines, on-line publications and anthologies....

Icon of the event Edward  Hopper's Nighthawks with Professor Dennis Duffy
Tue May 16, 2017 | 2:00 pm - 3:15 pm
Location: Deer Park

A favourite with Deer Park audiences, DENNIS DUFFY discusses the way in which Nighthawks, the celebrated 1942 painting by Edward Hopper (1882-1967) embodies a host of assumptions about the relationship between art and societ...

Icon of the event Forest of Reading Author Visit: Robin Stevenson and
Mon May 15, 2017 | 1:30 pm - 2:30 pm
Location: Annette Street

Join us for an author visit and discussion about LGBTQ rights with Robin Stevenson. She is the author of "Pride: Celebrating Diversity & Community" (Orca Book Publishers, 2016), one of the nominated books for the Ontario Libr...