Join Coralina R. Lemos for the launch of her first book, “Corktown: The History of a Toronto Neighbourhood and the People Who Made It”. After years of research, Lemos shares her knowledge of the neighbourhood, its people, establishments, and institutions. The book includes the history behind thirty-eight street names, over 90 images, and a deeper look into the areas built history – many explored for the first time. For more information about the book or the author, visit: corktownhistory.com
Doors open at 6:45pm. Presentation begins at 7:30pm.
On November 14, please join us at the Enoch Turner Schoolhouse for the first talk in our education series.
This first in a series of four panel sessions is an in-depth discussion of the aims of public schooling. Distinguished historian Paul Axelrod sets the context by recalling the origins of public schooling in Canada.
The panel includes:
Annie Kidder, Executive Director of the advocacy organization, People for Education
Jonathan Kakegamic, Principal of First Nations Junior and Senior School of Toronto
Steve Alsop, Professor of education, science, and environmental sustainability, York University
Refreshments at 6:30 pm. Session starts at 7 pm.
Refund Policy Not applicable.
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Our second panel, on November 28th, is an informative discussion on how design, architecture, and the construction of schooling spaces affects and reflects social values, community life, and the interests of neighbourhoods.
This panel includes:
Brenda Webster, Architect (Manager of Planning – Waterfront Toronto) Panel Chair
Shannon Kyles (Mohawk College), “School Architecture Through the Ages”
Josh Cole (Queen’s University), “Baby Boomers and the Building Boom: Post-war School Construction in Ontario”
Martin Kohn (Kohn Shnier Architects), “Designing Schools for Today and Tomorrow”