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Icon of the event Lydia Kwa: Oracle Bone
Tue May 15, 2018 | 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Location: Downsview

Writer and psychologist Lydia Kwa on a tale of good and evil, ...

Icon of the event Toronto Star Short Story Contest, Awards Ceremony
Thu Apr 19, 2018 | 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Location: Yorkville

Meet the 2018 jury, finalists and winners of the Toronto Star Short Story Contest. ...

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 Mar 27
Tue May 29
Icon of the event Yearning for Freedom
Tue May 15, 2018 | 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Location: S. Walter Stewart

Calls Across the Pacific tells the story of Nina Huang who flees the Cultural Revolution to America in 1969. Years later, she writes to denounce Mao's regime. As a Canadian freelance writer, she risks her freedom and life to ...

Icon of the event My Year in Robot Land
Thu Apr 05, 2018 | 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Location: S. Walter Stewart

How a digital immigrant researched and wrote "Generation Robot: A Century of Science Fiction, Fact and Speculation"...

Icon of the event Eye of the Storm: Lester Pearson and the Suez Crisis
Mon Apr 23, 2018 | 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Location: S. Walter Stewart

Based on his book, Antony Anderson will present a talk on how Canada's greatest diplomat, Lester Pearson helped solve the 1956 Suez Crisis. In the process, Pearson persuaded the UN General Assembly to establish its first peac...

Icon of the event Worry-Free Money - Stop Budgeting, Start Living!
Thu Apr 12, 2018 | 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Location: Palmerston

Managing your money can be frustrating and confusing. Life is expensive. Whether you make $30,000 or $130,000 a year, it can feel like you're constantly broke. ...

Icon of the event The Home for Unwanted Girls: A Reading by Joanna Goodman
Thu May 10, 2018 | 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Location: Yorkville

The Home for Unwanted Girls exposes the heartbreaking story of the Quebec "Duplessis Orphans." In the 1950s, under Premier Duplessis, tens of thousands of orphans were falsely classified as mentally ill and confined to psychi...

Icon of the event Bad Singer - Good Singer
Thu May 03, 2018 | 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Location: S. Walter Stewart

Join author Tim Falconer (Bad Singer) and singer-songwriter and educator Tyler Ellis as they explore the culture, the science, the joy, and the gut-wrenching fear of raising your voice in song.