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Icon of the event Star Talks: Alan Doyle
Tue Oct 14, 2014 | 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
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Singer-songwriter and front man of the great Canadian band Great Big Sea, Alan Doyle was destined to become a renowned musician. He joins Toronto Star's Peter Howell to discuss...

Icon of the event The Built Universe of Islam with Dr. Golombek
Tue Oct 14, 2014 | 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
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The great architectural monuments of the Islamic world, the Alhambra, the Dome of the Rock, Shalimar Gardens, and the Taj Mahal, served different purposes in Muslim society: civil, royal, religious, and monumental. Our presen...

Icon of the event The Demands of the Dead: A crime novel by Justin Podur
Fri Oct 10, 2014 | 12:00 pm - 1:15 pm
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When police killed his two best friends in a supposedly accidental...

Icon of the event Recollections of a Neighbourhood : Huron-Sussex from UTS to Stop Spadina
Tue Oct 07, 2014 | 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
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Discover Toronto's Huron-Sussex area through the eyes of John Parry, publisher, Anne Vellone, designer/photographerand others. Recollections of a Neighbourhood is a tribute to a downtown neighbourhood, its history, architectu...

Icon of the event Election Coverage
Fri Oct 03, 2014 | 12:10 pm - 12:50 pm
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Professor Paul Knox, Ryerson University, will talk about election coverage over the years.

Icon of the event The Trouble with Brunch
Fri Oct 03, 2014 | 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
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Join moderator Shawn Micallef, our former Writer-in-Residence, Food Writer, Karon Liu, Chef Joshna Maharaj and Farha Ternikar, author of Brunch:A History, as they talk about the class and food issues raised in Micallef's new ...

Icon of the event Ann-Marie MacDonald - SOLD OUT
Wed Oct 01, 2014 | 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
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Bestselling and award-winning author on her first novel in 11 years,...

Icon of the event Bernard Cornwell
Mon Sep 29, 2014 | 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
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In celebration of the 200th anniversary of the Battle of Waterloo, the bestselling author of the Richard Sharpe novels speaks about his first work of non-fiction, "Waterloo: The True Story of Four Days, Three Armies and Three...

Icon of the event Neighbourhood Votes
Tue Sep 23, 2014 | 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
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Toronto Neighbourhood Centres, a network of non-profit neighbourhood centres across Toronto presents short documentaries about some of Toronto's pressing issues directed by community groups from Scarborough, Etobicoke and the...

Icon of the event Scarborough Historical Society Meeting
Tue Sep 23, 2014 | 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Bendale

Join us for talks on historical subjects. Meetings are free and include refreshments. At this meeting Erin Tutte, Local History Librarian at Cedarbrae Branch will provide an introduction to the wealth of resources and researc...