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Huron-Wendat Trail Walk July 19th

Thanks to Simon Pearson for leading us, on Tuesday July 19, a day on record as one of the hottest of 2022, along this somewhat far-flung but historically interesting route of the Huron-Wendat Trail. Departing from the Finch West station, seven of us headed north on Keele Street to access the trail, now the Finch Hydro Corridor and Recreational Trail. For the first 20 minutes we followed Simon along a vast expanse…

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In Memoriam – Heather Raff

Heather Raff died on July 7th, many of us remember Heather as a truly lovely woman. Heather was a member of the Economist Readers workshop and had participated in several other workshops including the Web of Science.  Her background was in English Literature, she had earned degrees from McGill University.  She was a teacher and…

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Mark your calendars! Fall Forums are coming soon.

Our first Fall Forum is at Tartu at 2:30 pm on Sept. 28th. The topic is The “New” Cold War?  U.S., Russia, and China and the International Order Today”. It is presented by Dr. Arne Kislenko a professor with the Department of History at Toronto Metropolitan (formerly Ryerson) University and an instructor in the Trinity…

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Welcome to the Summer 2022 Academy Quarterly Review!

We are pleased to announce that the Summer 2022 issue of AQR is now available. Enjoy!

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In Case You Missed It… Spring Talk #5 – UNDRIP Implementation in Canada: Completing Decolonization

One of the foremost experts on Canada’s constitutional, aboriginal and judicial politics, Peter Russell has had a distinguished career as a political scientist and prolific author. Russell was chair of the Research Advisory Committee for the Royal Commission on Aboriginal Peoples and presently serves as Professor Emeritus of Political Science at Innis College, University of…

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New Walks Have Been Added!

We have added a few more Academy Walks (on Tuesdays, mostly starting at 11 am). The new walks are in July, August and September and include explorations of the Huron-Wendat Trail, the Toronto Waterfront …

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In Case You Missed It… Spring Talk #2 – Cities as Post-Covid Accelerators of Resilient, Inclusive Communities

Ken Greenberg, urban designer, active city-building advocate, author and teacher, is the former Director of Urban Design and Architecture for the City of Toronto. He gave an information-packed presentation that was overflowing with thought-provoking ideas. But that is what you would expect from someone who is still helping to shape the policies, community living and…

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In Case You Missed It… Spring Talk #3 – Ideas about Policing in Toronto

Susan Schwartz introduced our guest speaker, John Sewell, who is a well-known Toronto activist. He was a member of Toronto City Council 1969 -1984 and Mayor of Toronto 1979-1980. John has strong opinions about policing. He began his talk by giving us some data about policing in general across Canada. He pointed out that Canadian…

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In Case You Missed It… Spring Talk #1 – The Yorkville Sound

Dr, Mike Daley is a musician, musicologist, writer and freelance lecturer based in Toronto. He is writing a history of live music in the Yorkville district of Toronto in the 1950s and 60s. Joseph Bloor founded Yorkville Village, an independent village from 1853-1888, which was then annexed to Toronto in 1889. The village boundaries were…

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Explore Toronto on a Walk

We have many interesting walks starting on April 26th and continuing throughout the summer. Join us for a walk to our Toronto neighbourhoods: Rosedale…

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