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Apr 17 | Posted by Andrew
Discover one of Ontario's most beautiful towns, Stratford, Ontario located in Perth Co...

Apr 14 | Posted by John P.
On April 13 and beyond, take a moment to remember the Toronto Islands that make up an ...

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Conserving our Urban Forest
Fri, Apr 20 | 1:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m.

Celebrate Earth month with local historian and columnist Edith George, an expert and n...

Eye of the Storm: Lester Pearson and the Suez Crisis
Mon, Apr 23 | 6:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.

Based on his book, Antony Anderson presents a talk on how Canada's greatest diplomat, ...

Discover Your Heritage
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Explore Ontario of yesterday and today with Barry Penhale and some special guests. Fo...