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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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Welcome to the Spring 2022 Academy Quarterly Review!

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

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Special Interest Groups Starting in April

Do you have an interest in Bird Photography, Health and Wellness, or Travel? These Special Interest Groups will be starting in April.

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In Case You missed it… Winter Forum #5 – Presenting the Presenters

The last forum of the season was introduced by Thea Herman; Thea correctly said that Presenting the Presenters is always a very special event. We were not disappointed. The talks committee chose to highlight just two of our excellent presentations to allow for more discussion than we were able to have with the three presentations…

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In Case You Missed It… Winter Forum #4 – Transforming Democracy: From Conflict To Collaboration

Don Plumb has elegantly reviewed the lively presentation by Dave Meslin at an Academy forum on March 2nd where Dave argued for the transformation of democracy from conflict to collaboration.  The full review will be published in the upcoming Spring AQR.  Offered here is a sketch of Don’s article. Dave is a seasoned social activist,…

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Check out the workshops for 2022/2023

Workshop descriptions for the 2022/2023 Academy year are now available on the Workshops page. Workshops are held on a wide range of topics including the arts, science, history, current affairs, and film. Registration will..

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