Ghosts among us…

October 28, 2011 | Thomas

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When one thinks of ghosts, generally we think of the souls of the dead coming back to haunt the living. Rarely do we think of buildings. In Unbuilt Toronto Mark Osbaldeston argues that “ghosts come in many forms [and] the most ephemeral are the ghosts of things that never were,...

This Book Will Scare the Dickens Out of You

October 20, 2011 | Viveca

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Drood by Dan Simmons imagines literary giant, Charles Dickens and his protégé, Wilkie Collins, locked in a murderous game of cat and mouse over a shared obession with a mysterious, ghoulish figure named Drood (the fictionalized inspiration for Dickens real-life unfinished novel, The Mystery of Edwin Drood). I read thi...

Wills and Estates: An Overview of What You Should Know

October 15, 2011 | Linda

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Join our speaker, lawyer Howard Black, author of Wills and Estates: Cases, Text and Materials, as he discusses all aspects of wills - including making a Will, what happens if you die without a valid Will, and challenging a Will. Discover what is involved with probating a Will, mediation of...

If these stones could speak...

October 14, 2011 | John

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He placed a musket to his heart, pulled the trigger and died instantly. No one will ever know why Lieutenant Zachariah Mudge, a convivial 31 year old bachelor, chose to end his days in the little cottage on Emily Street. He was interred on June 10, 1831 in Victoria Square...

Taller People Sleep Loonngger in Bed

October 10, 2011 | Grace

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In his poem I Sing the Body Electric, Walt Whitman writes, “If anything is sacred, the human body is sacred.” This is definitely an often quoted and deeply affecting line of poetry, but, was good ol’ Walt talking about the biological mysteries of our anatomies? Uh, probably unlikely. Scientists continue...

Planning for the Future with Aging Parents program series

October 4, 2011 | Kelli

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The upcoming three-part Planning for the Future with Aging Parents program series at North York Central Library, which was created in collaboration with Circle of Care, is designed to help people prepare themselves (or their parents) for their senior years. The three sessions are: Personal Finance Tuesday, October 11th 7...