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Icon of the event Toronto Comic Arts Festival - Day 2
Sun May 14, 2017 | 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Location: Toronto Reference Library

Celebrate the medium of graphic novels with more than 500 comic creators from around the world at TCAF! Canada's Jeff Lemire will be on hand to debut his new graphic novel Roughneck, and Toronto's own Koyama Press will be cel...

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 Don't Retire Your Love of Learning!
Thu May 25, 2017 | 1:30 pm - 3:30 pm
Location: Toronto Reference Library

What do The Harlem Renaissance, Islam in America and the Chrysler Building in New York City have in common? Come and see how members of Toronto's

Icon of the event The Middle East in Film:Ushpizin
Mon Apr 10, 2017 | 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Location: Toronto Reference Library

The story of an ultra-orthodox Jewish family facing hardships, who must rely on their faith for miracles to happen during the holiday season. Directed by Gidi Dar. In Hebrew with English subtitles. 90 mins. 2004.

Icon of the event The Many Deaths of Tom Thomson: Separating Fact from Fiction
Mon May 29, 2017 | 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Location: Locke

In July 1917, renowned Canadian landscape painter Tom Thomson mysteriously disappeared while canoeing in Ontario's Algonquin Park. Over the last century, speculators have offered increasingly wild theories of Thomson's fate....

Icon of the event Performance/poésie de Daniel Groleau Landry
Sat Apr 22, 2017 | 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Location: Toronto Reference Library

Dans le cadre de la série « Les artistes franco-ontariens » pour célébrer le 150e anniversaire du Canada à la Bibliothèque de référence de Toronto, nous accueillons Daniel Groleau Landry, un poète et auteur-compositeur-interp...

Icon of the event Guided Tour of Vice & Virtue
2:00 pm - 2:30 pm on recurring dates listed below
Location: Toronto Reference Library

Free guided tour of our current exhibit...


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Tue Mar 28
Tue Apr 04
Tue Apr 11
Tue Apr 18
Icon of the event Artistic Canada Films: Celebrating Canada's 150th Birthday
Fri Apr 21, 2017 | 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Location: Toronto Reference Library

Bone Wind Fire 2012 (30 min.) & Revealing Marie Saint Pierre 2016 (38 min.) are two short films that feature the lives of two Canadian women artists: Emily Carr and Marie Saint Pierre. The first film is an evocative journey ...

Icon of the event The Middle East in Film (evenings @6:30): Where Do We Go Now?
Tue Jun 27, 2017 | 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Location: Toronto Reference Library

The film tells the story of a group of women who work together to rescue their village from the ongoing civil conflict between the Muslims and the Christians that has plagued the village for a long time. Directed by Nadine La...