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Our Beautiful City

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Our Beautiful City explores the challenges and opportunities that face Toronto today—and the lessons we can learn from other cities.

Each evening will feature a doc about urban affairs and design, followed by an expert discussion to help relate these themes to our great city. Bring your ideas for how to make—and keep—Toronto wonderful.

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Bookstore Series

Celebrating Toronto's Book Culture: Talk & Screening of A Portrait of a Bookstore as an Old Man

  • USA, France
  • 52
  • PG
  • Benjamin Sutherland, Gonzague Pichelin
SAT, APR 25 - 2:30 PM

Our Beautiful City returns with this delightful portrait of Paris’ legendary Shakespeare and Company bookstore, followed by a special panel relating the film back to Toronto’s wonderful, but increasingly imperilled, bookstore community.

Past Events

The Experimental City with Saadia Muzaffar & Ken Greenberg
The Venice Syndrome with The Toronto Star’s Shawn Micallef
The Museum with The Toronto Star’s architecture critic Christopher Hume
Dal Puri Diaspora with CBC’s food correspondent Suresh Doss
Campaign: The Making of a Candidate with former mayor David Miller
The Human Scale with Amanda O’Rourke, Executive Director of 8 80 Cities
The Battle for Brooklyn with Toronto City Councillor Joe Cressy
Urbanized with Toronto’s former Chief Planner, Jennifer Keesmat
Sketches of Frank Gehry with The Globe and Mail’s Alex Bozikovic

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