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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 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 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 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 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: A Culinary Tour of Chinatown
Wed Apr 26, 2017 | 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Location: Northern District

Join a virtual slideshow tour of Toronto's Chinatown as we stroll up Spadina Avenue and beyond. Chef Leo Chan will share food memories that are linked with successive waves of Chinese immigration and explore changes in the e...

Icon of the event North Toronto Historical Society: Family Ties: Ontario Turns 150
Wed May 31, 2017 | 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Location: Northern District

This illustrated talk will focus on stories of four family groups in Ontario at the time of Confederation, and how their lives intersected with larger historical forces of the era. The presentation will be delivered by Dr. J...