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Moshe Safdie: If Walls Could Speak - RUSH ONLY


Mon Nov 28, 2022
7:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
60 mins


Toronto Reference Library
Bram & Bluma Appel Salon

One of the world's greatest and most thoughtful architects joins us to discuss his new memoir, If Walls Could Speak, and recount his extraordinary career and the iconic structures he has built, from Habitat in Montreal to Marina Bay Sands in Singapore, and offer a manifesto for the role architecture should play in society. In conversation with Globe and Mail architecture critic, Alex Bozikovic.

Question and answer session and book signing to follow. Books available for purchase.

REMINDER! Regular tickets are sold out, but rush line tickets will be available day-of. Tickets are only guaranteed until 15 minutes before the show starts, at which point we will start opening up available spots to the rush line. Seating is on a first come, first served basis so we recommend that you arrive early.

Read More:
About Safdie Architects
Read If Walls Could Speak
Read 305 Lost Buildings of Canada

This event is part of our signature Salon Series, where we host local and international authors, artists and thinkers in conversation about their new books and big ideas.

Note: This is an in-person event at The Bram and Bluma Appel Salon, the premiere event space for Toronto Public Library's cultural and heritage programming located on the second floor of the Toronto Reference Library (789 Yonge Street).

Arrive early, meet people. The talk starts at 7 pm, but doors open at 6 pm. Come early so you can chat with your fellow literature lovers, and make new friends. As with all Appel Salon events, we'll have a cash bar with a selection of beer, wine, and liquor, as well as sandwiches and snacks.

This event will not be live streamed but the replay will be made available to watch on TPL's YouTube channel.

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Accessibility at Toronto Public Library
We are committed to making our content accessible to as many Torontonians as possible. Please call or email us if you are Deaf or have a disability and would like to request accommodation to participate in this program. Please let us know as far in advance as possible and we will do our best to meet your request. At least three weeks' notice is preferred. Phone 416-393-7099 or email

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