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Icon of the event Canada Reads: One Book to Break Barriers
Wed Mar 04, 2015 | 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
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Join Mary Ito, host of CBC Radio One's Fresh Air, as we celebrate the launch of the 2015 edition of Canada Reads with the shortlisted finalists:...

Icon of the event 2015 Bluma Lecture: Louise Arbour
Wed Mar 04, 2015 | 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
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Louise Arbour, the former UN High Commissioner for Human Rights and Justice of the Supreme Court of Canada, joins us for the Third Annual Bluma Lecture. Few people have tackled more wicked problems so when she asks if our rea...

Icon of the event Homelessness in Canada
Sun Apr 19, 2015 | 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
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Stephen Gaetz discusses the situation of homelessness in Canada. Drawing from leading research, he explores the causes and conditions of homelessness in Canada, beginning with the rise of mass homelessness in the 1980s and 9...

Icon of the event Miranda July - SOLD OUT
Thu Jan 29, 2015 | 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
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Miranda July is an acclaimed filmmaker, artist, and bestselling author of...

Icon of the event Treehouse Talks
6:30 pm - 8:30 pm on recurring dates listed below
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Ongoing event running from: Fri. Jan. 9, 2015 - Fri June 12, 2015...


Upcoming Dates:
Fri Feb 13
Icon of the event International Women's Day
Mon Mar 02, 2015 | 6:00 pm - 8:15 pm
Barbara Frum

Lorraine Greaves, one editor of "Play it forward: 50 years of women and sport in Canada," will share this inspiring collection of stories from women on the front lines of sport. These are intimate and honest accounts from ath...

Icon of the event Kazuo Ishiguro
Tue Mar 17, 2015 | 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
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Kazuo Ishiguro, the critically acclaimed author of...

Icon of the event Norman Doidge, M.D. - SOLD OUT
Tue Feb 10, 2015 | 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
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In his revolutionary new book...

Icon of the event Lori Lansens
Tue Apr 21, 2015 | 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
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Five days. Four hikers. Three survivors. The bestselling author of Rush Home Road and The Girls on her new novel, The Mountain Story....

Icon of the event Emerging Voices Creative Writers' Conference 2015
Sat Feb 07, 2015 | 9:00 am - 4:30 pm
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This free creative writing conference for youth 17-24 gives young writers a chance to meet and interact with a variety of professionals, students and other young writers, and celebrate the diversity of Toronto's writing commu...