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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 Archaeology of the City - Toronto
Tue May 02, 2017 | 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Location: Toronto Reference Library

What role does archaeology, preservation and heritage interpretation play in the creation of inclusive public spaces?...

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 Using iPad and iPhone for Genealogy
2:00 pm - 4:00 pm on recurring dates listed below
Location: Toronto Reference Library

Co-sponsored with the Toronto Branch of the Ontario Genealogical Society, this 3-week course will show you how to further your genealogy. The course is hands-on so you will be actively using your device in class. Please note ...


Upcoming Dates:
Thu May 04
Icon of the event Toronto Then and Now
Tue May 09, 2017 | 7:00 pm - 8:15 pm
Location: Beaches

Toronto author and Toronto Sun columnist Mike Filey will be speaking on the topic of Toronto Then and Now. Free program but seating is limited. Co-sponsored by the Beach and East Toronto Historical Society.

Icon of the event Leaside: Discover Your Heritage
2:00 pm - 4:00 pm on recurring dates listed below
Location: Leaside

Explore Ontario of yesterday and today with Barry Penhale and some special guests. For more information, please contact Marjorie McLeod at 416-425-1392.


Upcoming Dates:
Tue May 09
Tue May 16
Tue May 23
Tue May 30
Tue Jun 06
Icon of the event Concord Supersonic Airliner  - Cancelled
Tue May 09, 2017 | 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Location: Danforth/Coxwell

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Icon of the event Canada 150: Toronto Past, Present and Future with John Sewell
Thu May 11, 2017 | 6:30 pm - 7:45 pm
Location: Deer Park

For fifty years, John Sewell has been at the forefront of the debate about what sort of Toronto we should become. Starting as an activist in Trefann Court, through City Council and the Mayor's chair, to his current role as co...

Icon of the event Drop Dead: A Horrible History of Hanging in Canada
Wed May 17, 2017 | 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Location: Fairview

A lively look back on the dark history of hangings in Canada - filled with fascinating stories and colourful characters. Take a journey through notable cases in Canada's criminal justice history, including well-known and some...

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...