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Free Smart Start Classes @ Artbarn School

The Royal Conservatory School (RCS) is offering Smart StartTM early childhood music classes this fall at Artbarn School (250 Eglinton West)! These fun and engaging 28-week courses begin in September. Our curriculum draws on the expertise of top music educators, arts instructors, and neuroscientists to provide an unparalleled early childhood learning experience for babies and toddlers. To celebrate the new school year, the We are offer complimentary Smart StartTM classes for ages 0-5 on Saturday, September 9 at Artbarn School.

Black Ribbon Day Lecture: Sofi Oksanen

On Satuday, September 30th at 4:30pm, the Estonian Central Council in Canada,, University of Toronto Finnish Studies Program, House of Anansi Press, and ESC/VEMU present a Black Ribbon Day lecture at the University of Toronto Innis Town Hall (2 Sussex Ave, Toronto). The guest speaker is the international bestselling author, Sofi Oksanen, who will speak about the politicization and falsification of history.

Tartu College 47!

On Saturday, September 23rd at 3pm, the Rector of the Estonian Academy of Arts, Professor Mart Kalm will be giving the Dr. Vello Soots Memorial Lecture on the topic: Constructed Estonia. Houses as the Shapers of Identity. The lecture will be followed by a reception to celebrate Tartu College'is 47th anniversary.

In Estonian. No admission fee. A small donation would be appreciated.

For more information:, t. 416 925 9405

Opening of the "Building a Community: Estonian Architects in Post-War Toronto" Exhibit and Symposium

On Friday, September 22nd at 11am, a symposium will be held at Tartu College dedicated to the opening of the exhibit Building a Community: Estonian Architects in Post-War Toronto. Architectural historians and publicists from both Canada and Estonia will be speaking. VEMU has been working in collaboration with the Museum of Estonian Architecture in Tallinn since 2015 to prepare an exhibit about architects in Toronto with Estonian backgrounds. The exhibit will celebrate both Canada's 150th and Estonia's 100th birthdays.

EERO, ESC/VEMU and EFBA present Northern Spirit: Estonian Fashion & Design Experience

On Sunday, October 1st, 2017, EERO, ESC/VEMU and EFBA (Estonian Fashion Brands Association) will be hosting a charity fundraising event at Tartu College: Northern Spirit: Estonian Fashion & Design Experience. 10 fashion brands and designers from Estonia will be presenting their creations in two fashion shows beginning at 2pm and 7pm (doors open at 1pm and 6pm). A pop-up store will be open, where preorders for fashion designers' work and online orders can be made. The products will be sent to buyers at a later date.

Author Event: Juliet's Answer and the magic of Verona

Glenn Dixon joins us to discuss and present his new memoir. In Juliet's Answer, the acclaimed author, journalist and documentary filmmaker travels to Verona to mend a broken heart. As he settles into the charming, picturesque city, he learns the traditions of the locals and volunteers to answer the thousands of letters addressed to Shakespeare's fictional Juliet, sent from lovelorn people all over the world.

Author Event: Adam Gopnik presents At the Stranger's Gate: Arrivals in NYC

A beloved New Yorker writer and Canadian expat, Adam Gopnik has won legions of fans with his bestselling memoirs Paris to the Moon and Through the Children’s Gate. Hot Docs is proud to present the first Canadian event to celebrate the launch of At the Stranger's Gate: Arrivals in New York. Be the first to hear Adam Gopnik tell some of the best moments from his new memoir about moving to New York in the 1980s: a pilgrimage site for the young and the arty and ambitious.

Author Event: The New Yorker's Daniel Mendelsohn presents An Odyssey

An award-winning memoirist, critic and New Yorker contributor, Daniel Mendelsohn has been called "the best writer and critic at work today" by The New York Review of Books. In this Toronto debut, he joins award-winning critic and University of Toronto English professor Nick Mount to discuss his new memoir An Odyssey, a deeply moving tale of a father and son's transformative journey in reading Homer's epic masterpiece.

The Toronto Fringe Festival

Presented by: The Toronto Fringe

July 5 – July 16, 2017
Daily from 10 am – 2 am

The Toronto Fringe Festival is Ontario’s largest theatre and performance festival with over 160 shows taking place between July 5-16, 2017. Venues include the Al Green Theatre at the Miles Nadal JCC, and our festival hub, the Fringe Club, is located at the Scadding Court Community Centre, Dundas and Bathurst.


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