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Spring Talks take place consecutive Wednesday mornings, April 10 to May 8, at Innis College, 2 Sussex Ave. Coffee at 9:30, talk at 10:15. Academy members are invited to bring friends and encourage them to become members. Non-members admitted for $10 per talk.

Coming by public transit: Innis is a short walk south of the St. George station. Take the St. George St. exit out of the station.

By bicycle: bike racks are available at Innis.

By car: paid parking is available at the 107 St. George St. underground garage.

Innis is fully accessible.


Spring Talk #4

Wednesday, May 1, 10:15

Elizabeth Hay, prize-winning Canadian author and broadcaster: “Don’t Touch that Dial. Reasons to Love Radio.”


Spring Talk #5

Wednesday, May 8, 10:15

Panel Discussion: Joey Cox, Piera Savage, Kyle Elliott, moderator Peter Drumm: “Anti-Black Racism, The Justice System and Reality.”



Please let John Weatherburn know if you are attending ( Guests are welcome. Rain or shine.


Baby Point

Tuesday, May 7, 11:00

Leader: Donna Oke

Meet: northwest corner Jane and Bloor, across from the Jane subway station.

Route: Walk the shady streets, parks and laneways to the enclave of Baby Point.

Lunch: Queen Margherita Pizza, 758 Annette St.


High Park

Tuesday, May 14,11:00

Leader: Josie Szczasiuk

Meet: before 11:00 at the brick washroom building near Bloor St/High Park (near High Park TTC). If driving park on West Park Rd.

Route/Lunch: The walk encircles much of High Park and ends with lunch at Grenadier Restaurant.


Architecture of the West Annex

Tuesday, May 21, 11:00

Leader: Cindy Bromley

Meet: before 11:00 at Bloor and Howland (between Bathurst and Spadina).

Route: We’ll wander through the West Annex to observe stunning architecture, homes of early Toronto elites.

Lunch: The Fortunate Fox, 280 Bloor west




Noteworthy Dates

Randomization will take place on June 3 for over-subscribed workshops only. Randomization is a fairer way of determining who gets a spot in a workshop because it gives everyone an equal chance, unlike first come, first served.


Special Interest Groups

When you are considering workshops that interest you, don’t forget the Special Interest Groups, available to all members of the Academy and offered via Zoom.

SIGs include Health and Wellness, Book Clubs A and B, Disruptive Technologies and Gardening.

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