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September 2017

Beatlemania: Toronto’s Love Affair

September 28 @ 6:30 PM - 8:00 PM
Maple Leaf Gardens, 50 Carlton Street
Toronto, ON Canada
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Take a trip down memory lane with Beatles enthusiast Piers Hemmingsen, author of The Beatles in Canada: The Origins of Beatlemania, as he shares stories that intertwine the Beatles with Toronto's history. Learn about a city with the largest organized fan club in North America, throngs of screaming teens at concerts and appearances, and which in the 1960s was experiencing profound social change. Start Point: Maple Leaf Gardens (60 Carlton Street) End Point: King Edward Hotel (37 King Street East)…

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Art Walk: Hidden Gems of Exhibition Place

September 30 @ 1:30 PM - 3:00 PM
Princes’ Gates, 2 Strachan Avenue
Toronto, ON Canada
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Join us as we explore the artistic side of Exhibition Place. Did you know there are over 90 works of public art installed on the grounds? Much of this art goes unnoticed amid the noise of the roller coaster rides, car races, and soccer games. This tour offers an up close and personal experience with a number of these works of art. Start Point: Princes' Gates (2 Strachan Avenue) End Point: Shrine Peace Memorial (southeast of Dufferin Gates) Cost: $10…

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October 2017

Downtown George Brown

October 1 @ 1:30 PM - 3:00 PM
St. Lawrence Hall, 157 King Street East
Toronto, M5C1G9 Canada
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Celebrate Canada's 150th anniversary with us by exploring the life of George Brown, a Father of Confederation and the founder of The Globe and Mail. Learn about this complicated figure, an abolitionist, anti-union politician, and newspaper owner murdered by a disgruntled employee; and his impacts on our city and nation. This tour will highlight sites associated with Brown, including an interior visit of his residence, George Brown House, presented in partnership with the Ontario Heritage Trust. Start Point: St. Lawrence…

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Eastern Sound Studio Plaque Presentation

October 3 @ 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
60 Yorkville Avenue, 60 Yorkville Avenue
Toronto, Ontario M4W 0A4 Canada
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Join Heritage Toronto and Four Seasons Hotel Toronto to celebrate the history of Eastern Sound Studio Eastern Sound Studio Promotional Brochure, 1970s   Founded in 1959, Eastern Sound was a renowned Yorkville recording studio that attracted many prominent Canadian as well as international musicians and producers at a time when the neighbourhood was at the heart of Toronto’s counter-culture movement. Powered by Eventbrite

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Ali on Ossington Plaque Presentation

October 12 @ 5:30 PM - 8:00 PM
Lower Ossington Theater, 100 Ossington Ave
Toronto, On
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Join Heritage Toronto and the Ossington Community Association for the presentation of a plaque commemorating the 1966 Muhammad Ali vs. George Chuvalo at Maple Leaf Gardens. Ali vs. Chuvalo, March 29, 1966, Maple Leaf Gardens. Photo by Boris Spremo We will celebrate at the Lower Ossington Theater, across the street from the gym where Muhammad Ali trained in March 1966. He  trained at boxing promoter Earl “Sully” Sullivan’s Toronto Athletic Club, which was located on Ossington, above a garage. Fans paid…

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MomenTO: Toronto’s Heritage of Innovation – International Service

October 16 @ 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
Isabel Bader Theatre, 93 Charles Street West
Toronto, Ontario M5S 2C7 Canada
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Free

Sixty years ago, Lester B. Pearson became the first Canadian to receive the Nobel Prize for Peace, for his contributions to ending the 1956 Suez Crisis as Canada's foreign affairs minister and the President of the United Nations General Assembly. The Toronto-born Pearson won support for sending a United Nations Emergency Force to the Sinai peninsula in Egypt, the first armed, large-scale peacekeeping force. His achievements established peacekeeping as the centrepiece of Canadian international relations for decades to come. A…

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43rd Annual Heritage Toronto Awards

October 23 @ 5:30 PM - 10:00 PM
The Carlu, 444 Yonge Street
Toronto, ON M5B 2H4 Canada
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Mayor's Reception Sponsors Award Sponsor   Join us for the 43rd annual Heritage Toronto Awards on Monday, October 23, 2017 as we celebrate in high fashion at The Carlu, a tour de force of Art Moderne design and a National Historic Site, restored to its original 1930s splendour. We are pleased to announce that regardless of the type of ticket you purchase, all attendees will have access to the full program—from the Mayor's Reception to the end of the evening! Doors…

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November 2017

Heritage in Toronto’s Future: A Public Conversation

November 2 @ 6:30 PM - 8:00 PM
Enoch Turner School, 106 Trinity Street
Toronto, Ontario Canada
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Free

The world's most fascinating cities understand that maintaining urban heritage adds long-term value -- Toronto must not lose sight of this. Building on new Official Plan heritage policies, more than 60 designations, 5 Heritage Conservation Districts and several heritage-related planning studies enacted in recent years, a feasibility study is underway for a city-wide heritage inventory. It is an exciting time for heritage in Toronto. Join Heritage Toronto to hear from experts and influencers about how and why heritage is becoming a…

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Toronto’s Great Architectural Heritage Bus Tour – November 5

November 5 @ 10:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Bus Tour, 10-12 Market Street
Toronto, Canada
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$56 - $80

Discover Toronto's gems of heritage architecture, conservation, and craftsmanship! Hop on a bus for a day of exploring the city with 50 fellow heritage enthusiasts to visit a curated selection of past Heritage Toronto Architectural Conservation and Craftsmanship Award recipients. You'll be inspired by the beauty which has been conserved and speak with heritage architects, craftspersons, and the builders who are ensuring Toronto's heritage is part of our future. Please note that the end point for this bus tour will…

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St. Lawrence Hall Plaque Presentation

November 15 @ 5:30 PM - 7:00 PM
St. Lawrence Hall, 157 King Street East
Toronto, M5C1G9 Canada
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In honour of the late Councillor Pam McConnell, Heritage Toronto and           the St. Lawrence Neighbourhood Association invite you to the presentation of a plaque commemorating the cultural and architectural significance           of St. Lawrence Hall. Presented by: St Lawrence Hall, 1885. Image courtesy of the Toronto Public Library Built in 1850, St. Lawrence hall is one of Toronto's oldest public building. It was designed in the Renaissance Revival style by William Thomas following the Great Fire…

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