Author Talks & Lectures

Wed May 15, 2019 | 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Location: Runnymede

The issue of labour, of how society determines the value of an individual?s time, energy and resources, haunts Charles Dickens?s Great Expectations like an omnipresent spectre. The novel takes its shape around the rise and f...

Thu Mar 14, 2019 | 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Location: Bloor/Gladstone

In such books as Margaret Atwood's ...

Wed May 22, 2019 | 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Location: Bloor/Gladstone

Samra Zafar arrived in Canada as a teenage bride in an arranged marriage, and faced over a decade of oppression and opposition. Refusing to give up, she took the courageous step to leave her marriage and build a new life for ...

Tue Apr 16, 2019 | 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Location: Bloor/Gladstone

Kristen Worley is the first athlete to legally challenge the gender policies of the International Olympic Committee and related international sports bodies, which she successfully argued were designed to discriminate against ...

Thu Feb 21, 2019 | 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Location: S. Walter Stewart

Michael Pawlowski presents Niagara Black Waters Flow Deep, an historical account of Solomon Moseby's flight from slavery in Kentucky in 1837, his experience with freedom in Canada, seizure by American bounty hunters and the r...

Thu Feb 21, 2019 | 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Location: Maria A. Shchuka

Join us as we welcome Sociologist and Researcher Dr. Jennifer Mills of The Harriet Tubman Institute at York University as she discusses racism and it's implications in Canada. ...

Thu Mar 21, 2019 | 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Location: S. Walter Stewart

Referencing his book, Míle míle i gcéin: The Irish Language in Canada, Daniel Doyle explores the fate of Irish Gaelic immigrants. Bringing together census data and historic accounts, he examines the history of the Irish langu...

Tue Feb 26, 2019 | 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Location: Bloor/Gladstone

Authors Jim Smith and Marc di Saverio read from their work. Hosted by Lillian Necakov.

Tue Jun 04, 2019 | 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Location: S. Walter Stewart

Sherlock Holmes has a troubled relationship with labour, often oscillating between cocaine and ambition, between the drowsiness occasioned by the drug and the energy inherent in his character. This lecture focuses on the Hou...

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 Mar 26
Tue May 28