2018 Pritzker Architecture Prize Laureate: B.V. Doshi and the Toronto Connection

May 21, 2018 | Katherine

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Balkrishna V. Doshi, DrashtiUnit, Wikimedia Commons On Friday evening Balkrishna V. Doshi was awarded this year's Pritzker Architecture Prize in a ceremony at the serenely beautiful Aga Khan Museum in Toronto. Established in 1979, the Pritzker is awarded annually to a living architect who "has produced consistent and significant contributions...

Contact Photography Show "Reality" and May Photography Programs at TRL

May 7, 2018 | Bill V.

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You may know that May is the Scotiabank Contact Photography Festival in Toronto? The Arts Department of the Toronto Reference Library is hosting a exhibit called Reality by Allan Cullen, photographer and disability activist, up on the 5th floor during the month of May as part of the Open Exhibitions...

TRL Program Calendar May 2018

April 30, 2018 | Katherine

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Free programs, free movies, free classes. All at the Toronto Reference Library. Click on each image to enlarge or Download The May 2018 @ TRL as a pdf. For a full list of programs to browse or search, visit our Programs, Classes and Exhibits page.

Ontario's First Provincial Park, Algonquin, Turns 125 This Year

April 30, 2018 | Pam

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Each year, after the end of March Break, our family usually turned its thoughts to planning summer activities. This often involved researching various provincial parks, looking at the special features of each one and the different activities on offer. 2018 marks the 125th anniversary of Ontario's provincial parks system. In...

Discover the Fifth Floor: Arts and Special Collections Saturday Talks in May

April 27, 2018 | Bill V.

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The fifth floor of the Toronto Reference Library has two separate departments, Arts and also Special Collections in the Marilyn and Charles Baillie Special Collections Centre. On several Saturdays in May both departments will be hosting "Discover Talks" which last for 30 minutes each from 2-2:30 p.m. for Special Collections...

Does Satire Ever Get Old? Christopher Kelk on Juvenal

April 11, 2018 | Steven

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Join us on Saturday, April 14th at 2 pm, at the Toronto Reference Library in the Discussion Room (3rd Floor), for a talk by Christopher Kelk entitled: "Juvenal: Ancient Rome's Greatest Curmudgeon! Why was He So Angry?" Photo used by permission Quintilian (Institutes 10.1.93-5) claimed that satire was a uniquely...

The Adventures of Red Riding Hood: An Exhibit at the Osborne Collection of Early Children's Books

April 10, 2018 | Michal

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A new exhibit at the Osborne Collection of Early Children’s Books explores the story of this most famous of fairy tale heroines, and her counterpart, The Wolf, in books, advertisements, toys, games and original illustrations, dating from 1721 to 2017. View pop-ups, miniatures, shaped books, paper dolls, puzzles, household items...

Discover the 5th floor: Arts and Special Collections Saturday Talks

April 5, 2018 | Bill V.

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The 5th floor of the Toronto Reference Library has two separate departments, Arts and also Special Collections in the Marilyn and Charles Baillie Special Collections Centre. On several Saturdays in April both departments will be doing "Discover Talks" which last for 30 minutes each from 2-2:30 for Special Collections and...

TRL Program Calendar April 2018

March 31, 2018 | Katherine

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Free programs, free movies, free classes. All at the Toronto Reference Library. Click on each image to enlarge or Download the April 2018 @ TRL calendar as a pdf. For a full list of programs to browse or search, visit our Programs, Classes and Exhibits page.

Nine Artworks in TD Gallery's Toronto Revealed

March 13, 2018 | David

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TD Gallery's Toronto Revealed exhibit showcases modern and contemporary highlights from the library's Canadian Documentary Art Collection (a collection with 15,000 pieces of art, over a million photographs and more than 3,000 postcards). Works in the exhibit span from the 1930s to as recent as 2017. This is the first...