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Dr. Harold Troper – None Is Too Many – Thoughts Forty Years Later – Fall Forum #5 Summary

It was a book that many publishers rejected, convinced that a history of Canada’s refusal to help European Jews in a time of absolute peril would never recoup its costs. Fortunately, Malcolm Lester, of the publishing company Lester, Orpen & Dennys, understood that it told a story Canadians needed to know, and four decades later,…

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Allan Gardens and Cabbagetown Holiday Walk – Monday, December 5, 2022 at 2:00 pm

Join us for a walk through the beautiful Allan Gardens conservatory with its stunning poinsettia display and then tour the streets in Cabbagetown decorated for the holidays.

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Holiday Coffee Chat – Tuesday, December 13, 2022 at 4:30 pm

Drop in and chat with fellow Academy members from the comfort of your home (via Zoom). Chat about plans for the holidays and events around Toronto. Bring your favorite beverage. If you’re not already signed up, sign up on the Special Interest Groups page.

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Yorkville and Rosedale Holiday Walk – Monday, December 19, 2022 at 2:00 pm

During this holiday walk, we’ll be starting from St. Clair and Yonge and walking through Moore Park, Rosedale and Yorkville. Join us as we enjoy the holiday displays.

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Sue Wessenger – In Memoriam

It is with deep sorrow and regret that I am writing this memorial notice for Sue Wessenger, who died on November 22. Sue was an active member of the Academy, involved in committees and workshops, both as a facilitator and participant. She was an inspiration to all who knew her, a wonderful, warm person who…

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Enriching Communities With Public Art – Alexis Kane Speer and Anjuli Solanki (Fall Forum #4 Summary)

Enriching Communities With Public Art – Alexis Kane Speer and Anjuli Solanki – This forum featured the work of STEPS Public Art. This organization works to engage and empower artists and communities in transforming public spaces into vibrant places. Alexis KaneSpeer, the Founding and Executive Director, and Anjuli Solanki, the Director of Community Programming, gave an engaging, informative and very visual presentation.

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Upcoming Holiday Walks – December 2022

Join us for holiday walks in December! See the beautiful Allan Gardens and tour Cabbagetown on December 5, 2022. We’ll also be touring Rosedale and Yorkville on December 19, 2022.

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Presenting the Presenters: Don Plumb and Barrie Wilson – Summary Fall Forum #2

  As it turned out, the two offerings at the Presenting the Presenters Fall Forum were surprisingly complementary. Barrie Wilson’s discussion of the film, Profile, and Don Plumb’s explanation of non-fungible tokens both dealt with the mystery of human desire. Profile, first released in 2018, was inspired by the experience of a French journalist who…

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Rosedale to Cabbagetown Halloween Walk Summary – October 31, 2022

On Monday October 31st at the late hour of 3:00 pm and under appropriately dark skies with rain threatening, our group gathered in Ramsden Park for the ‘annual’ 2-year delayed Halloween discovery walk. Under the leadership of the Halloween-appropriate-dressed leader, we headed into the Rosedale community, with Cluny Drive and South Road providing stunning  and photogenic skeletal tableaus. We proceeded…

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Humber North Walk Summary – October 24, 2022

The weather was perfect and colorful Fall foliage at it’s best. Josie awaited  us at TTC Old Mill Station, welcomed our new member, May AhSue,  then led us on a loop along the well-trodden Humber trails, first heading north along the river’s edge stopping to admire the numerous low waterfalls and the brilliant trees, then …

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