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Icon of the event Enduring Wilderness: Toronto's Natural Parklands
Wed Nov 15, 2017 | 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Location: High Park

Toronto's extensive network of sunken rivers, forested vales, and expansive shoreline has been too often overlooked, neglected, or forgotten. However, the last 25 years has seen these distinctive landscapes rediscovered and e...

Icon of the event A Perfect Arrangement
Tue Nov 07, 2017 | 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Location: Parkdale

Canadian Karina Kaushal travelled to India with the intention of making an arranged marriage. This led to deep introspection and self -realizations about her own identity and her ideal life partner. It also inspired her to ...

Icon of the event Scarborough Historical Society Meeting
Tue Oct 24, 2017 | 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Location: Bendale

Join us for talks on historical subjects. Meetings are free and include refreshments. At this meeting Jay Young presents: Family Ties - Ontario Turns 150.

Icon of the event The Many Deaths of Tom Thomson: Separating Fact from Fiction
Wed Oct 18, 2017 | 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Location: High Park

In July 1917, renowned Canadian landscape painter Tom Thomson mysteriously disappeared while canoeing in Ontario's Algonquin Park. Over the last century, speculators have offered increasingly wild theories of Thomson's fate....

Icon of the event How Hoarding Inspired My Murder Mystery Novel
Fri Oct 13, 2017 | 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Location: S. Walter Stewart

Author Susan Calder is a Calgary writer who has published two murder mystery novels. In "Ten Days in Summer," an insurance adjuster sleuth Paula Savard investigates a suspicious building fire that caused the death of a hoarde...

Icon of the event I Am Not a Number with Jenny Dupuis
Wed Oct 04, 2017 | 2:00 pm - 2:45 pm
Location: Spadina Road

This session will focus on Dr. Jenny Kay Dupuis' experience writing the book, I Am Not a Number. Jenny will share her reflections on the journey of working with family/community to tell the story of her granny's experience at...

Icon of the event The Patch: The People, Pipelines, and Politics of the Oil Sands
Thu Sep 28, 2017 | 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Location: City Hall

The Patch is the story of Fort McMurray and the oil sands in northern Alberta, the world's second largest proven reserve of oil. But this is no conventional story about the oil business. Rather, it is a portrait of the life c...

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 Sep 26
Icon of the event Scarborough Historical Society Meeting
Tue Sep 26, 2017 | 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Location: Bendale

Join us for talks on historical subjects. Meetings are free and include refreshments. At this meeting Richard Jordan presents:Murder in the Family Tree.

Icon of the event LGBTQ Book Club
Tue Jul 25, 2017 | 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Location: Parkdale

Join us for an evening of discussion of Vivek Shraya's She of the Mountains, with Vivek Shraya! She will be reading a select passage from her novel followed by a Q&A....