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Once Upon a Time: Fairy Tales from the Osborne Collection

Princesses, fairies, giants and beasts. This enchanting exhibit celebrates best-loved fairy tales through books, toys, games and art from Toronto Public Library’s Osborne Collection of Early Children’s Books.

From the original tales of Charles Perrault and the Brothers Grimm to Edward Gorey and Walt Disney, see how classic folk and fairy tales have been re-imagined over the last 300 years.

Admission is free.

PLUS: talks, tours and special events for the whole family. Find out more at


This utterly enjoyable and globe-spanning jaunt follows Canadian actor and comedian Jay Baruchel (Knocked Up, How to Train Your Dragon) on an epic road trip through Canada, Ireland and Scotland with his new friend, well-known Irish soccer journalist Eoin O’Callaghan.

Enrico Elisi, piano

On October 3, new faculty member Enrico Elisi performs works by Bach, Mendelssohn, Berg, Debussy and Liszt. Born and raised in Bologna, Italy, Dr. Elisi has established himself as one of the most passionate Italian pianists on the concert scene today and has been hailed for his mastery of elegance, refinement and fantasy (La Nueva España). He regularly performs to acclaim throughout the Americas, Europe, and Asia. 

Tickets: $40, $25 senior, $10 student  |  416-408-0208




From the royal palace in Pyongyang comes a story so bizarre it could only be true. Acclaimed filmmaker Shin Sang-ok and glamorous actress Choi Eun-hee were the hottest couple of ‘70s South Korea—but only after their romance was over did their collaborations receive unlimited resources. The catch? Both were kidnapped by their biggest fan: North Korean dictator Kim Jong-il. Enduring torture and imprisonment, their love is rekindled and they realize escape is only possible through filmmaking.


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