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In 2015, The Tragically Hip’s iconic frontman Gord Downie revealed he was battling incurable brain cancer. The following year the band set out on a final tour across Canada that captured hearts across the nation. In support of their album Man Machine Poem, The Tragically Hip went on to play 15 shows culminating in a historic final concert in Kingston broadcast on CBC to over 10 million viewers.

**PROGRAM CHANGE: Thursdays at Noon: Wallace Halladay and Stephen Clarke

*Please note that the concert with Jonathan Crow and Joseph Johnson originally scheduled for today had to be cancelled. We sincerely apologize for any inconvenience this may cause.

Wallace Halladay, saxophone, and Stephen Clarke, piano, perform Schmitt's Légende, Op. 66, Leroux's SPP and Denisov's Sonata.

All Thursdays at Noon concerts start at 12:10 pm in Walter Hall at 80 Queen's Park and are free.


Joseph Johnson and James Parker

Joseph Johnson, Principal Cello with the Toronto Symphony Orchestra, and James Parker, Gryphon Trio pianist, team up for an unforgettable evening.

DEBUSSY Sonata for Cello and Piano in D minor
BEETHOVEN Sonata for Cello and Piano, No. 2 in G minor, Op. 5
BRAHMS Sonata for Cello and Piano No. 2 in F major, Op. 99

Walter Hall, 80 Queen's Park

$40, $25 senior, $10 student | Tickets available online or by phone @ or 416-408-0208

From Public Stage to Private Parlour - a lecture-recital with Enrico Elisi

Join pianist Enrico Elisi for a lecture-recital highlighting the keyboard compositions of Gioachino Rossini. The lecture portion will be interspersed with several played examples and will end with a performance of selections from Péchés de vieillesse (Sins of Old Age).

Walter Hall, 80 Queen's Park

$40, $25 senior, $10 student | Tickets available online or by phone @ or 416-408-0208  

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.

Toronto Jewish Film Society:The Human Resources Manager

Co-presented with  Schwartz/Reisman Centre 
Guest Speaker: Critic and Author Adam Nayman
(Israel, Germany, France, Romania, 2010, Eran Riklis director, 103 min)
A suicide bombing in Israel takes the life of a Romanian worker, leaving her reluctant HR manager to escort her body home. An adaptation of A.B. Yehoshua’s novel from the director of The Syrian Bride, The Human Resources Manager is a darkly comic yet poignant film. 
In Hebrew , English, Romanian and French with English Subtitles.

2 Short Israeli films: Letter from the Past with Kipur (Day of Atonement)

Toronto Jewish Film Society presents two Israeli short films that explore tender inter-generational relationships: 2 shows: 4:00 and 7:30 pm in the Al Green Theatre. 
With guest speaker author/artist Bernice Eisenstein.

Buy advance tickets on Eventbrite for the 7:30 pm screening.  4:00 pm tickets are rush only at the door: $15.
info: 416 921 6211 x606


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