Dr. Gillian Mandich

An Edible History of Toronto

September 18,  2023.  7:00p.m.

Join culinary historian Dr. Laura Carlson on a mouth-watering journey through Toronto’s food history. Learn how Toronto earned its reputation as a foodie haven and why Toronto is a global culinary capital, home to iconic food brands and restaurants. Bring your appetite and your stretchy pants for a virtual taste of past and present Toronto.  Read recap here.

 

Seth Klein

Life after Martha Stewart

October 30, 2023.   7:30p.m.

With Nothing But the TruthMarie Henein, arguably the most sought-after lawyer in the country, has written a memoir that is at once raw, beautiful, and altogether unforgettable. Nothing But the Truthis refreshingly unconstrained and surprising–a woman at the top of her game in a male-dominated world!

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Sue Lantz

Understanding the Middle East

November 27, 2023.
7:30 p.m.       

Amnon Zohar, author, speaker and retired hi-tech entrepreneur, will talk about the critical factors that will determine the trajectory of the tinderbox that is the Middle East forward toward peace and stability or backward toward more conflict or even wider wars based on current events.
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David Macpherson

While Nations Talk, Cities Act

January 29, 2024.
7:30 p.m. on Zoom

David Miller, former Mayor of Toronto and environmentalist, will speak on how the great cities of the world are pushing ahead with important climate actions despite the foot dragging of national governments. David uses concrete and real examples of bold and effective city- based climate action.     Read recap here

 

Dr. Lauryn Oates

Canada Across Time: Ten Events that Shaped Our National Character

February 26, 2024. 7:30 p.m.

Adam Chapnick, a professor and head of the Department of Defense Studies at the Royal Military College of Canada will explore how significant events in the national past shaped the country that so many of us now all call home. The ten events to be explored reveal a country that should give us reason to be proud, in spite of its imperfections.

Susan Goldenberg

Toronto Island: A Unique Community

March 25, 2024.  7:30 p.m.

“The Island” is actually a small cluster of islands with three major uses: recreation, airport, and a car-free residential community. Architectural historian Marta O’Brien will discuss the fascinating history and often-controversial development of this Toronto treasure. Her illustrated talk will reveal what Island life is like.

 

Rahul Singh

A History of the Women from the Six Nations of Grand River, Ontario

April 29, 2024    7:15 p.m.

Alison Norman, historian, historical consultant and educator, will provide an overview of the unique gender dynamics in traditional Haudenosaunee culture. She will examine how colonial forces disrupted their traditions. She will then discuss how the women of the Six Nations of Grand River reserve have maintained power within their community.

 

Merilyn Simonds

That's Why I'm a Journalist: Top Canadian Reporters Tell Their Most Unforgettable Stories

May 22, 2024    5:30 p.m.
Location TBD

Mark Bulgutch, journalist, broadcaster, and author, will be speaking about his book, “That’s Why I’m a Journalist: Top Canadian Reporters Tell Their Most Unforgettable Stories”. He will go over some of the stories in the book, explaining why he wrote the book and relating it to how journalism has changed in recent years.