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Icon of the event Sacred Spaces in Western Architecture Part 2: Romanesque & Gothic Churches
Wed Apr 19, 2017 | 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Location: Don Mills

This talk covers the essential characteristics of these major medieval architectural styles, and examines some of the landmark churches of each period. We'll compare the fortress-like Romanesque to the lightness of Gothic. Jo...

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 Finding 19th Century Black History In Toronto
Mon Mar 13, 2017 | 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Location: Toronto Reference Library

In 1799, the little Town of York's Black population numbered 25, of a total of fewer than 700 people. Some of these African-Canadians were the "property" of slaveholders like Peter Russell and William Jarvis; others were Loya...

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...

Icon of the event Black History Month Contest
Ongoing event running from Wed Feb 01, 2017 - Tue Feb 28, 2017
Location: Cedarbrae

Celebrate Black History Month by entering our contest and winning some exciting prizes. Contest forms are available at the branch. All completed entries must be received at the branch by TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 28, 2017. For teens ...

Icon of the event Sacred Spaces in Western Architecture Part 1: Monasteries & Pilgrimage Churches
Wed Apr 05, 2017 | 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Location: Don Mills

Monasticism and pilgrimage both had tremendous effects on Western culture. Church architecture responded to these influences in distinctive ways, as we'll see in some remarkable examples of sacred buildings. Join architectura...

Icon of the event North Toronto Historical Society: Reconstructing a Lost World from a Photograph
Wed Mar 29, 2017 | 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Location: Northern District

Standing in an upper window of a T. Eaton Co. warehouse in Toronto about 1910, photographer William James snapped a marvellous photograph of the northern "Ward" district, showing the Agnes-Terauley intersection (now Bay and D...

Icon of the event North Toronto Historical Society: Finding 19th Century Black History in Toronto
Wed Feb 22, 2017 | 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Location: Northern District

In 1799 the little Town of York?s Black population numbered 25. By the time of the U.S. Civil War, there were 2,000 or more Blacks living in Toronto. Their businesses included Toronto?s first cab company, a blacksmith?s sho...