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Icon of the event Flying to Glory: Tribute to the RCAF
Wed Nov 05, 2014 | 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Mimico Centennial

Author Sandra Dempsey presents a performance-reading of excerpts from her acclaimed play "Flying to Glory." Flying to Glory follows the journeys of two boyhood pals who enlist in the Royal Canadian Air Force in 1942. Sandra h...

Icon of the event Conservation and Development in the Rouge River Watershed
Tue Oct 21, 2014 | 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Bloor/Gladstone

York University's Dr. L. Anders Sandberg travels from the mouth of the Rouge River to the Oak Ridges Moraine exploring the interactions and conflicts of different past and current land uses and the future establishment of the...

Icon of the event In Conversation with a Holocaust Survivor
Wed Nov 05, 2014 | 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Bloor/Gladstone

Polish Holocaust survivor Pinchas Gutter and his twin sister were born in Lodz, Poland in 1933. In 1939, his family was forced into the Warsaw Ghetto. In April 1943, they were deported to the death camp, Majdanek, where the w...

Icon of the event In Conversation with a Holocaust Survivor
Mon Nov 03, 2014 | 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
North York Central Library

Our speaker, Denise Hans, was born in Paris, France in 1938. In 1942, after her father, aunt and uncle were taken from her home and murdered, her mother sought places to hide her six children and two nieces. Denise was hidde...

Icon of the event Hometown Horizons: Local Responses to Canada's Great War
Thu Oct 30, 2014 | 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
North York Central Library

Historian Robert Rutherdale (Algoma University) author of a...

Icon of the event West Wind: The Vision of Tom Thomson
Tue Oct 21, 2014 | 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
North York Central Library

Join White Pine Pictures in a screening of an award winning film about Tom Thomson, one of Canada's most beloved painters. Described as our greatest colourist and our Van Gogh, Thomson's expressive and vibrant interpretations...

Icon of the event 1914-2014, Toronto Remembers the Great War
Thu Nov 27, 2014 | 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Runnymede

Author of Death So Noble, Professor Jonathan Vance (University of Western Ontario), considers the challenges of remembering this catastrophic event, and how those challenges have changed as the centenary approaches. When we a...

Icon of the event William Avery Bishop V.C.: War Hero and Legend
Tue Nov 11, 2014 | 6:30 pm - 6:30 pm
North York Central Library

Join aviation historian Keith Hyde speaking on the life of pilot William Avery "Billy" Bishop, V.C. war hero and legend. A most fitting topic of Canadian history honouring the centenary of the First World War....

Icon of the event Inside the Museums
Wed Oct 15, 2014 | 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
North York Central Library

Join author John Goddard as he illuminates Toronto's early history through its small heritage museums and their prized objects. The discussion will showcase the many scattered historic homes and other buildings as a single co...

Icon of the event Heritage Trees - Preserving Our Natural Roots
Thu Oct 02, 2014 | 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Bloor/Gladstone

What is a Heritage Tree? Why is it important to protect them? Edith George will answer these questions in her lively illustrated talk....