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Icon of the event Vice & Virtue
Ongoing event running from Sat Feb 11, 2017 - Sun Apr 30, 2017
Location: Toronto Reference Library

Booze, broads and Sunday laws: this exhibit offers a look back at moral reform in "Toronto the Good" through photographs, tabloid newspapers, manuscripts and ephemera from the Baldwin Collection of Canadiana....

Icon of the event The Girly Show: Burlesque Onscreen
Tue Apr 04, 2017 | 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Location: Toronto Reference Library

Set in a burlesque house, the virtuous Judy (Maureen O'Hara) and the brazen Bubbles (Lucille Ball) strike up an intense rivalry after realizing they're after the same man in DANCE, GIRL, DANCE (1940), Dorothy Arzner's hilario...

Icon of the event Puppet Show: The Tiger Skin Rug
Sat May 06, 2017 | 2:00 pm - 2:45 pm
Location: Danforth/Coxwell

Set in India, this puppet show is based on the picture book by Gerald Rose. An old, gentle and starving tiger pretends to be a tiger skin rug in order to eat the leftovers from the abundant meals of a Rajah and his family. On...

Icon of the event Sacred Spaces in Western Architecture Part 2: Romanesque & Gothic Churches
Wed Apr 19, 2017 | 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Location: Don Mills

This talk covers the essential characteristics of these major medieval architectural styles, and examines some of the landmark churches of each period. We'll compare the fortress-like Romanesque to the lightness of Gothic. Jo...

Icon of the event The City of Bordeaux
Mon Apr 10, 2017 | 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Location: Toronto Reference Library

Bordeaux known for its wine is a city with a long history and is listed as a World Heritage Site by UNESCO. The history of Bordeaux is linked to the English history with Eleanor of Aquitaine in the middle Age. The downtown bu...

Icon of the event Sacred Spaces in Western Architecture Part 3: Renaissance & Baroque Churches
Wed May 03, 2017 | 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Location: Don Mills

The Renaissance was a rebirth of classical architectural approaches and elements, and some of its churches are regarded as high points of Western architecture. Then,the Catholic Church used the awe-inspiring...

Icon of the event Theme Parks in France
Wed May 17, 2017 | 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Location: Toronto Reference Library

Theme parks are places where you can learn while having fun. In France there are the classics but also others that offer activities around history, science and technology. What about going back to the middle age and experienc...

Icon of the event Sacred Spaces  Part 4: Churches of the Modern World - 18th - 21st centuries
Wed May 17, 2017 | 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Location: Don Mills

Classical elements returned in the 18th century, followed by a revival of Gothic appearance in the next century. We'll conclude this series with churches built since the Second World War that challenge many traditional ideas...

Icon of the event Summer Family Film: Sing
Thu Jul 06, 2017 | 2:00 pm - 3:45 pm
Location: Danforth/Coxwell

In a city of humanoid animals, a hustling theater impresario's attempt to save his theater with a singing competition becomes grander than he anticipates even as its finalists' find that their lives will never be the same. Ra...

Icon of the event Summer Family Film: The LEGO Batman Movie
Thu Jul 13, 2017 | 2:00 pm - 3:45 pm
Location: Danforth/Coxwell

Bruce Wayne must not only deal with the criminals of Gotham City, but also the responsibility of raising a boy he adopted. Rate PG: 1hr 40min