The Salon Series

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The Salon Series is back! Join us in-person and online for an exciting range of literary and cultural events. Check out this season's line-up, featuring Paul Lynch, Nita Prose, Téa Mutonji, Catherine Leroux, Valerie Jerome, Michie Mee, Joy Harjo, Billy-Ray Belcourt, and more. Mark your calendars and reserve your free tickets on Eventbrite.

In Person Events

Our in-person Salon Series events take place in several spaces at Toronto Reference Library, including the bright and spacious Bram & Bluma Appel Salon. Salon Series programming also takes place at North York Central Library’s Concourse Event Space, TPL’s new premiere event space for cultural programming.

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Upcoming Events

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Online Events

In addition to in-person events, join us for a wide range of virtual events from the comfort of your home, office, or wherever you choose to tune in. Online Salon Series events are hosted on Crowdcast and you can register via our TPL Culture channel.

Looking for more of our program series?

On Civil Society | Black History | Asian Heritage | Indigenous Celebrations

On-Demand Events

Missed an event? No worries! You can always watch replays of past in-person or online Salon Series events at your convenience.

Past In-Person Events:

In-person Salon Series recordings are available on our YouTube channel.

Past Online Events:

Online event recordings are available on our TPL Culture Crowdcast channel.

Watch replays of past online Salon Series programs

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Toronto Public Library is committed to accessibility. Please call or email us if you are Deaf or have a disability and would like to request accommodation to participate in one of our programs. Please let us know as far in advance as possible and we will do our best to meet your request. At least three weeks’ notice is preferred. Phone 416-393-7099 or email Please contact staff only once you have obtained an event ticket. We may not be able to accommodate requests on the day of our events.