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Author Talks & Lectures

Icon of the event East York Historical Society
7:30 pm - 9:00 pm on recurring dates listed below
Location: S. Walter Stewart

Discussions on local history subjects about your neighbourhood.

Upcoming Dates:
Tue Sep 25
Tue Nov 27
Icon of the event Jim Wigmore: Not Your Granddad's Weed?
Fri Sep 21, 2018 | 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Location: Maria A. Shchuka

Join us for a discussion with Forensic Toxicologist Jim Wigmore who will discuss the history and prohibition of cannabis and compare it with alcohol. He will also be talking about the various forms of cannabis and their pote...

Icon of the event Coffee and Books with the Deadly Dames
Wed Nov 14, 2018 | 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Location: Palmerston

Join us for a special Coffee and Books program with the Deadly Dames writers group. ...

Icon of the event Arctic Pollution
Tue Oct 02, 2018 | 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Location: S. Walter Stewart

Frying pans to polar bears: Using ice cores as a time capsule to understand pollutant transport.

Icon of the event Claire Holden-Rothman: Lear?s Ghost
Tue Sep 18, 2018 | 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Location: Runnymede

Montréal writer Claire Holden Rothman discusses her latest novel, Lear?s Shadow, which explores loss and love and the ways we seek redemption through art. Hosted by actor, playwright, and Artistic Director of Toronto?s Shakes...

Icon of the event The Fruitful City: the enduring power of the urban food forest
Wed Sep 12, 2018 | 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Location: Runnymede

Toronto professor and author of The Fruitful City, Helena Moncrieff will share local food initiatives and our relationship with food through the fruit trees that dot city streets and yards. Her book also covers horticultural ...

Icon of the event Cashflow Cookbook: How to Free Up Cash and Build Wealth
Tue Dec 11, 2018 | 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Location: S. Walter Stewart

Gordon Stein presents from his "Cashflow Cookbook" (featured in Globe and Mail and Toronto Star) easy financial "recipes" that anyone can use to reduce their spending with minimal sacrifice, and then lock in those savings to ...

Icon of the event Mélanie Grondin: An Italian master in Canada
Tue Oct 16, 2018 | 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Location: S. Walter Stewart

In churches across Canada and New England you can see masterful stained-glass windows and frescoes by Italian artist Guido Nincheri, yet his work is not well known. Mélanie Grondin presents the story of this artist, who moved...

Icon of the event Howard Ackler: Splitsville
Thu Nov 01, 2018 | 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Location: High Park

Toronto writer Howard Ackler presents his new novel, Splitsville, about how Toronto said no to the Spadina Expressway in the 1970s. Ackler weaves together a love affair with a tale of citizens fighting for their community and...

Icon of the event Meet Authors Harriet Alida Lye and Ele Pawelski
Wed Sep 19, 2018 | 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Location: High Park

Join us for an author reading featuring two local debut novelists.