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Icon of the event The Economic Impact of the Toronto Caribbean Carnival
Mon Jul 10, 2017 | 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Location: Toronto Reference Library

A half-hour talk and slideshow presentation, followed by a question-and-answer session with Denise Herrera-Jackson, CEO of the Festival Management Committee, that focuses on the economic impact of a festival....

Icon of the event Destination Canada
Ongoing event running from Sat May 20, 2017 - Sun Jul 30, 2017
Location: Toronto Reference Library

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Icon of the event P.A. Day Movie!
Fri Jun 30, 2017 | 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Location: Woodside Square

Spend your P.A. Day with us. Enjoy a feature movie! Free tickets will be distributed 15 minutes before the showtime. Space is limited.First come, first- Served.

Icon of the event Indigenous Voices Rising
Thu Jun 22, 2017 | 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Location: Toronto Reference Library

Has mainstream success changed the role of Indigenous culture within native communities? This event celebrates the rise of indigenous storytelling and considers the challenges facing artists and writers who seek to remain bot...

Icon of the event Summer Afternoon at the Movies
Thu Jul 06, 2017 | 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Location: Toronto Reference Library

Escape the heat and watch a great film! Film titles will be announced in June. Dates: July 6, 13, 20, August 3, 10, 24 and 31

Icon of the event Tuesday Docs - History, Mystery and Discoveries
2:00 pm - 3:00 pm on recurring dates listed below
Location: Toronto Reference Library

Documentaries present us with a better understanding of our past, present and future. This weekly program is a small captivating selection of local and international films from our collection....


Upcoming Dates:
Tue May 30
Icon of the event Summer Afternoon at the Movies
Thu Aug 24, 2017 | 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Location: Toronto Reference Library

Escape the heat and watch a great film! Film titles will be announced in June. Dates: July 6, 13, 20, August 3, 10, 24 and 31

Icon of the event Hot Doc Fridays: The Sacred Sundance
Fri Jun 16, 2017 | 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Location: Toronto Reference Library

An account of a rare transmission of a sacred ceremony from one first nation to another within Canada. The film shows how the Sundance ritual brings social and spiritual healing to the indigenous communities in the East Coas...

Icon of the event Music Documentaries: Wattstax (1973)
Tue Jun 13, 2017 | 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Location: Toronto Reference Library

In 1972 at the Los Angeles Coliseum, director Mel Stuart captures the performances of the Watts Summer Festival. Organized by Stax Records, the festival is a gathering of musicians and entertainers from the black community, b...

Icon of the event The Healing Power of Music with Donald Quan
Mon Jun 05, 2017 | 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Location: Toronto Reference Library

Donald Quan is a multi-instrumentalist, relaxation and world music composer, and owner of the ethnic music instrument store, Musideum. After suffering a near-death experience onstage, Donald began a long process of recovery t...