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Icon of the event The Working Lives of Chinese Canadian Women: 1923-1967
Ongoing event running from Fri May 05, 2017 - Sun Jul 30, 2017
Location: Toronto Reference Library

This exhibit - located on the 3rd floor of the Toronto Reference Library - celebrates the significant contributions that Chinese Canadian women made in the mid-20th century to the economic well-being of their families and com...

Icon of the event All About 1867 - Canada's Great Lakes Ships and Shipwrecks
Sun Jun 25, 2017 | 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Location: Fort York

Discover the exciting stories of several Canadian ships from the year 1867, the year Canada became a country!...

Icon of the event All About 1867 - Canada's Great Lakes, Ships and Shipwrecks
Mon Jun 26, 2017 | 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Location: Eatonville

Discover the exciting stories of several Canadian ships from the year 1867, the year Canada became a country!...

Icon of the event Toronto Island: A Unique Community
Mon Jun 26, 2017 | 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Location: Toronto Reference Library

"The Island" is actually a small cluster of islands with three major uses:recreation, airport, and a 140-year-old car-free residential community. Through an illustrated talk, architectural historian Marta O'Brien will discuss...

Icon of the event All About 1867 - Canada's Great Lakes Ships and Shipwrecks
Mon Jun 26, 2017 | 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Location: Don Mills

Discover the exciting stories of several Canadian ships from the year 1867, the year Canada became a country!...

Icon of the event Japanese Swordsmanship:  Katori Shinto Ryu
Mon Jul 03, 2017 | 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Location: Pape/Danforth

A demonstration and lecture by members of Toronto Kenjutsu, a group devoted to the ancient art of the Japanese sword. The style called "Katori Shinto Ryu" is one of the oldest extant martial arts in the world, designated as a...

Icon of the event Dishing Up Toronto: Follow the Maize - From Mexico to the Great Lakes
Thu Jul 06, 2017 | 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Location: Toronto Reference Library

Come experience the long story of corn's development as one of the world's premier foods, its place in Mexican culture and gastronomy, and its gradual transition to the Great Lakes area where large corn farms were cultivated ...

Icon of the event Genealogy 101: Basics of Genealogy
2:30 pm - 4:00 pm on recurring dates listed below
Location: Morningside

Are you interested in discovering your family tree but are unsure where to start? Join us for this informative seminar that is ideal for those new to genealogy. Experienced researchers are also...


Upcoming Dates:
Sat Jul 08
Sat Aug 19
Icon of the event Accessing and Preserving Your Family Heirlooms
Tue Jul 11, 2017 | 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Location: S. Walter Stewart

This presentation is of particular interest to genealogical researchers and explores best practices for storing personal treasures with a focus on paper records. Participants will learn how to care for their family history do...

Icon of the event Canada 150 - Summer History Book Club
7:00 pm - 8:00 pm on recurring dates listed below
Location: Lillian H. Smith

Celebrate Canada with an historical summer reading list! Get to know our country better through some recent historical releases. Please have read one of the weeks selections or a book on a similar topic....


Upcoming Dates:
Thu Jul 13
Thu Jul 20
Thu Aug 10
Thu Aug 17