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Icon of the event The eh List Author Series: Elspeth Cameron - Aunt Winnie
Tue May 13, 2014 | 7:00 pm - 8:15 pm
Runnymede

Winnie, Elspeth Cameron?s aunt, lived in Rosedale with her family in the 1910s. Over the course of her life, she saw the city change from an English and Scottish bastion with horse-drawn buggies, to a multicultural city whe...

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 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 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...

Icon of the event Canadian Cinema since the 1980s: At the Heart of the World
Tue Jun 10, 2014 | 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Runnymede

Come and hear how an American became enthralled with our films and what they show of our Canadian identity....

Icon of the event Solo Travel: 6 Things You Absolutely Must Know
Wed May 07, 2014 | 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Runnymede

Don?t leave home without listening to seasoned world traveler and writer Janice Waugh.

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 Author Talk: The Wolves of St. Peter's
Thu Jun 05, 2014 | 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Dufferin/St.Clair

Gina Buonaguro & Janice Kirk discuss their historical mystery, The Wolves of St. Peter's -- a suspenseful, intoxicating mystery of art, young love and betrayal, set amid the glory and corruption of Renaissance Rome. Drop-in.