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Icon of the event Great Books:  Alistair MacLeod - No Great Mischief
Fri Jun 19, 2015 | 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm
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Elegiac, hypnotic, by turns joyful and sad, Alistair MacLeod's only novel, No Great Mischief is a spellbinding story,beautifully told, of family, loyalty, exile, and of the blood ties that bind us, generations later, to the...

Icon of the event Ninth Annual June Callwood Lecture: David Suzuki
Wed May 27, 2015 | 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
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Drawing on his own experiences, Dr. David Suzuki challenges us to live with courage, conviction and passion as we learn from the past and look confidently to a sustainable future....

Icon of the event Guy Vanderhaeghe
Tue Apr 28, 2015 | 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
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Guy Vanderhaeghe on...

Icon of the event Depression
Tue Mar 31, 2015 | 2:30 pm - 4:00 pm
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Everyone has felt sadness but when is it depression?...

Icon of the event Making space for peace
Tue May 26, 2015 | 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
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International protective accompaniment as alter-geopolitics...

Icon of the event Diane Gordon: Shelter
Thu Apr 16, 2015 | 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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Toronto's Diane Gordon has been a working actor and writer for many decades and has performed in movies, television shows and on theatre stages across the country. Join us for a Q&A and reading from Shelter, her one-act play ...

Icon of the event Great Books:  Aeschylus - The Oresteia
Fri Jun 05, 2015 | 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Toronto Reference Library

In the Oresteia, the only trilogy in Greek drama that survives from antiquity, Aeschylus took as his subject the bloody chain of murder and revenge within the royal family of Argos. As they move from darkness to light, from...

Icon of the event Chefs in the Salon
Fri May 15, 2015 | 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
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Award-winning television personality and bestselling cookbook author Laura Calder joins former Food Editor of Chatelaine Amy Rosen for a conversation about food. With food and travel writer Mark Schatzker....

Icon of the event THE SECOND:  A Novel about Spirituality, Religion, and Politics by Alan J Cooper
Tue Apr 14, 2015 | 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
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A half-century ago, when baby boomers reached their teens, there began a giant drop in traditional church attendance. At the same time, there came to grow a spiritual hunger as manifested in ecological awareness, human rights...

Icon of the event Is poverty a disease?  Could treating poverty work like medicine?
Tue Jun 02, 2015 | 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm
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The economic, political, and health systems in Ontario must be transformed in order to address the most powerful determinants of our health: income and income inequality. Gary Bloch is a family physician with St. Michael's Ho...