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Icon of the event Sexual Diversity and the Sochi Olympics: No More Rainbows
Wed May 07, 2014 | 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Parkdale

Helen Lenskyj's latest book focuses on Russia's 2013 anti-gay...

Icon of the event Cathy Marie Buchanan discusses The Painted Girls
Tue Apr 22, 2014 | 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Deer Park

The Painted Girls was inspired by Edgar Degas's famous sculpture Little Dancer Aged Fourteen. Cathy Marie Buchanan will discuss the story behind the sculpture and how she came to write a fictionalised account of the life of ...

Icon of the event Peak Learning. Philosophy.Descartes. Professor Jonathan Salem- Wiseman.Humber.
Mon Apr 28, 2014 | 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Deer Park

Descartes and the Quest for Certainty...

Icon of the event Author Reading. Roberta Rich discusses The Harem Wife
Thu May 15, 2014 | 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Deer Park

Roberta Rich discusses The Harem Wife. Amazon talks of it an...

Icon of the event Eurovision: Europe's Favourite TV Show
Wed Apr 23, 2014 | 7:00 pm - 8:15 pm
Parkdale

It's been around since 1956. It gave us ABBA, and launched Céline Dion's international career. It's one of the most watched annual television events in the world. And yet, most North Americans know next to nothing about the E...

Icon of the event The History of Parkdale
Wed May 14, 2014 | 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Parkdale

Join special guest Bart Poesiat, a decades-long community organizer, for an engaging and illuminating journey through one of Toronto's most notorious neighborhoods. Mr Poesiat is a former resident of Parkdale village and curr...

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 Writing the Coming of Age Narrative
Thu May 08, 2014 | 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Parkdale

Aspiring writers and others are invited to join Carrianne Leung, author of The Wondrous Woo, to explore the transitional time in life when the child confronts adulthood. Participants will be asked to bring in photos of them...