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Icon of the event International Affairs with Keith Hyde, Historian
Wed May 04, 2016 | 2:30 pm - 4:00 pm
Location: Annette Street

Well-known historian Keith Hyde starts a new series of monthly discussions about International Affairs. The program will include an introduction to new non-fiction books in TPL's collection with emphasis on war and conflict.

Icon of the event West Toronto Junction Historical Society
7:30 pm - 9:30 pm on recurring dates listed below
Location: Annette Street

The West Toronto Junction Historical Society holds monthly meetings the first Thursday of the month at 7:30pm. Business meetings are generally followed by a speaker at 8:30pm....


Upcoming Dates:
Thu May 05
Icon of the event The Life of a Garden City: A Lea Exhibit
Fri May 06, 2016 | 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Location: Leaside

When Frederick Gage Todd laid out the town of Leaside in 1913, he used Garden City principles. In this exhibit, you can examine the many layers of Leaside and see the significance of the Garden City elements that framed the ...

Icon of the event The Life of a Garden City: A Lea Exhibit
Sat May 07, 2016 | 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Location: Leaside

When Frederick Gage Todd laid out the town of Leaside in 1913, he used Garden City principles. In this exhibit, you can examine the many layers of Leaside and see the significance of the Garden City elements that framed the ...

Icon of the event Jane's Walk through Canadian Reggae Music History
Sat May 07, 2016 | 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Location: Maria A. Shchuka

Take a walk and learn about the rich Jamaican musical heritage in the neighbourhood known as Little Jamaica or Eglinton West. Meet artists, tour Reggae Lane and feast your eyes on the brilliant mural that was inspired by lege...

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 very special guests....


Upcoming Dates:
Tue May 10
Tue May 17
Tue May 24
Tue May 31
Tue Jun 07
Icon of the event The Controversy of William Avery
Tue May 10, 2016 | 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Location: Runnymede

From Owen Sound to the Air War on the Western Front, Bishop's exploits in aerial combat are well documented in numerous books and films, mostly positive but some questionable. Should he have been awarded the Victoria Cross? W...

Icon of the event Show and Tell: Storytelling at the Library
12:00 pm - 1:30 pm on recurring dates listed below
Location: Lillian H. Smith

Learn how to shape your mementos and stories into a digital exhibit and explore the library's collections while helping researchers from the University of Toronto to design Show and Tell programming....


Upcoming Dates:
Tue May 10
Tue May 17
Tue May 24
Tue May 31
Icon of the event Beach and East Toronto Historical Society: Camille Begin
Tue May 17, 2016 | 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Location: Beaches

Join the Beach and East Toronto Historical Society for a talk by Camille Begin, the Plaques and Markers Coordinator for Heritage Toronto.

Icon of the event British Home Children and Child Migrants in Canada: breaking the silence
Wed May 18, 2016 | 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Location: North York Central Library

From the late 19th century to 1948, 118-120,000 children of all ages were brought to Canada in migrant schemes and used as indentured servants for our farms and our households. An estimated 4 million Canadians are descended f...