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Icon of the event Recent Significant Privacy Investigations and Consultations by the IPC
Wed May 23, 2018 | 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Location: Toronto Reference Library

Join us for an informative session about recent significant privacy investigations and consultations by the Office of the Information and Privacy Commissioner (IPC). Some of them: Collection of tenants' personal information, ...

Icon of the event Cyberattacks and Digital Privacy
Wed Jun 20, 2018 | 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Location: Toronto Reference Library

With cyber security concerns on the rise, learn how you can protect yourself from a cyberattack. This special information session will include tips from the Office of the Information and Privacy Commissioner on how you can pr...

Icon of the event Diplomacy and Friendship: Ambassador's Wife in Gulf War Riyadh
Tue May 29, 2018 | 7:00 pm - 8:15 pm
Location: Toronto Reference Library

In a beautifully illustrated memoir, Diplomacy and Friendship: Ambassador's Wife in Gulf War Riyadh, Nora Hazlewood Lever reveals the fascinating years (1989-93) she and her husband, Ambassador Allan Lever, spent in the stunn...

Icon of the event Around Switzerland in 80 Maps
Tue Aug 28, 2018 | 7:00 pm - 8:15 pm
Location: Toronto Reference Library

The 80 maps are contemporary to the eras they portray, rather than drawn for the book. Each has been chosen for a particular reason, be that an important moment in Swiss history or an interesting aspect of Swiss life. Or beca...

Icon of the event Toronto's Old City Hall: A Private Tour
Tue Jul 24, 2018 | 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Location: Toronto Reference Library

Our much-loved third City Hall has been restored over the past 20 years: its beautiful carved stone details are vivid once again, and much of the interior is as lavish as when the building opened in 1899. Architectural histor...

Icon of the event How Buildings Can (Help) Save The World
Tue Sep 11, 2018 | 7:00 pm - 8:15 pm
Location: Toronto Reference Library

Climate change, indoor environment quality and ecosystem depletion are three major issues for the building industry and Chris Magwood has spent his career working toward practical, affordable solutions. Come and learn how the...

Icon of the event The Ward Uncovered
Tue Jun 19, 2018 | 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Location: Toronto Reference Library

The Archaeology of Everyday Life with ...

Icon of the event Exchanging Notes: the interview with Steve Burrows
Thu Sep 13, 2018 | 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Location: Toronto Reference Library

Steve Burrows discusses the writer's life and craft. His 2014 novel ...

Icon of the event Exploring Toronto's Architecture: The Annex
Tue Jul 10, 2018 | 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Location: Toronto Reference Library

The Annex began as a subdivision outside of Toronto's boundaries. The neighbourhood has fought to preserve its character and now its varied architecture accommodates families, single professionals, and students from the nearb...

Icon of the event The Toronto Book of the Dead
Tue Jul 17, 2018 | 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Location: Toronto Reference Library

Join author Adam Bunch as he explores Toronto's history through the stories of its most fascinating and shadowy deaths. Take part in a postcard workshop based on his Toronto Dreams Project.