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Icon of the event Buying Your First Home
Sat Oct 15, 2016 | 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Location: Lillian H. Smith

Buying a home for the first time can be a daunting task. Learn the ins and outs as a first-time home buyer and review the contracts you will be required to sign....

Icon of the event Settlement Services for Newcomers
Mon Aug 29, 2016 | 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Location: Goldhawk Park

Settlement workers provide in person, one-on-one assistance to newcomer families with settlement-related issues. This is a co-sponsored program with Catholic Cross Cultural Services.

Icon of the event Mortgage 101
Sat Oct 29, 2016 | 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Location: Lillian H. Smith

An information session for those who are looking for a mortgage ... or those who already have one! Learn about mortgage basics, the pre-approval process, and what banks don't usually tell you. This is part 2 of the home buyer...

Icon of the event Mandarin Support Group for Seniors
10:00 am - 11:30 am on recurring dates listed below
Location: York Woods

Join our Mandarin Support Group for Seniors, every Wednesday from 10:00am-11:30am. Call the branch for more details, 416-395-5980. Hosted by the North York Community House.


Upcoming Dates:
Wed Sep 07
Wed Sep 14
Wed Sep 21
Wed Sep 28
Wed Oct 05
Icon of the event English Conversation Circle
12:30 pm - 2:30 pm on recurring dates listed below
Location: Burrows Hall

Practice your conversation, reading and writing skills make new friends, and learn about the library....


Upcoming Dates:
Thu Aug 25
Tue Aug 30
Thu Sep 01
Tue Sep 06
Thu Sep 08
Icon of the event Settlement Services for Newcomers
10:00 am - 6:00 pm on recurring dates listed below
Location: Goldhawk Park

Settlement workers provide in person, one-on-one assistance to newcomer families with settlement-related issues. This is a co-sponsored program with Catholic Cross Cultural Services.


Upcoming Dates:
Mon Sep 12
Mon Sep 19
Mon Sep 26
Mon Oct 03
Icon of the event Cultural Identities and Writing City Stories
Wed Nov 09, 2016 | 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Location: Lillian H. Smith

Join Spacing Magazine's John Lorinc, writer Arlene Chan, Jael Richardson and Toronto Star immigration reporter Nicholas Keung as they discuss documenting Toronto's many cultural identities....

Icon of the event Let's Draw
10:00 am - 11:30 am on recurring dates listed below
Location: Lillian H. Smith

The skill of drawing is not unlike the skill of speaking. You are trying to make a point. Help your language along visually, draw, talk and network here at the Library!


Upcoming Dates:
Mon Aug 29
Mon Sep 12
Mon Sep 19
Mon Sep 26
Mon Oct 03
Icon of the event Tamil Networking and Support Group
5:00 pm - 7:00 pm on recurring dates listed below
Location: York Woods

Join us for Tamil Networking and Support Group, every other Monday from 5:00pm-7:00pm. Call the branch for more details 416-395-5980....


Upcoming Dates:
Mon Sep 12
Mon Sep 26
Mon Oct 10
Mon Oct 24
Mon Nov 07
Icon of the event Improve Your English & Discover Canada
6:00 pm - 8:30 pm on recurring dates listed below
Location: Burrows Hall

Enjoy activities, quizzes, group conversation and more....


Upcoming Dates:
Thu Aug 25
Thu Sep 01
Thu Sep 08
Thu Sep 15