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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... Continue reading
Posted Apr 30, 2018 at Toronto Reference Library Blog
Join author Tom Slee, on Tuesday, January 16, 2018, 7:00 - 8:30 pm at Toronto Reference Library, Beeton Hall, as he explores the personal and societal consequences of the so-called sharing economy. Drawing on his original empirical research, in his book, Slee shows that the friendly language of sharing, trust... Continue reading
Posted Jan 10, 2018 at Toronto Reference Library Blog
In 1966, twelve-year-old Chanie Wenjack froze to death on the railway tracks after running away from his residential school. There was an inquest, but the four recommendations that were made were never applied. Between 2000 and 2011, seven indigenous high school students have died in Thunder Bay, Ontario. The students... Continue reading
Posted Oct 23, 2017 at Toronto Reference Library Blog
On Tuesday, September 19th, Kevin MacKay will speak about his book Radical Transformation: Oligarchy, Collapse, and the Crisis of Civilization. The program takes place at the Toronto Reference Library, in the Beeton Hall, at 7:00 pm. Kevin MacKay is a sociology professor, union activist, and the Executive Director of a... Continue reading
Posted Sep 15, 2017 at Toronto Reference Library Blog
On Monday, November 7th at 6:30, Wilf Steimle of the Electric Vehicle Society, and Ron Groves of Plug 'N Drive, will give a presentation on Electric Vehicles. The Program takes place at the Toronto Reference Library, in the Beeton Hall, at 6:30 pm. If you are curious about some of... Continue reading
Posted Oct 27, 2016 at Toronto Reference Library Blog
You are invited to join a series of FREE workshops being held at several Toronto Public Library branches. These workshops are just for family caregivers. When was the last time you took a rejuvenating break? You're invited to join other family caregivers to socialize, learn, relax and be entertained in... Continue reading
Posted Sep 12, 2016 at Toronto Reference Library Blog
Toronto Star Archives 1998 A workshop designed especially for newcomers to Canada, Library Settlement Partnerships and Toronto Public Library will present a program on Healthy Eating for Life in Canada. Wednesday, September 7, 1:00 - 3:00 Toronto Reference Library Discussion Room, 3rd floor. This session addresses access to healthy food,... Continue reading
Posted Aug 31, 2016 at Toronto Reference Library Blog
On Tuesday, May 31st in the Toronto Reference Library Atrium, there will be a special program on dementia with Dr. June Andrews. Dr. Andrews is a nationally recognized specialist in the UK on improving the public understanding of dementia. Dr. Andrews was Director of the University of Stirling's Dementia Services... Continue reading
Posted May 24, 2016 at Toronto Reference Library Blog
Join us this on Thursday May 26 as Arlene Throness, Urban Agriculture Coordinator for Ryerson University, discusses Ryerson's quarter-acre rooftop farm just steps from Yonge and Dundas Square. This innovative project demonstrates the potential for architecture and urban agriculture to intersect in what may become a new industry in Toronto... Continue reading
Posted May 19, 2016 at Toronto Reference Library Blog
April is Earth Month and Toronto Public Library has environmental displays, collections and programs located in many branches throughout the city, including the Toronto Reference Library. There are many opportunities to learn about the environmental issues that impact our city, our province and the planet. One of the ways the... Continue reading
Posted Apr 25, 2016 at Toronto Reference Library Blog
Many people are looking for alternative means to improve their health and well being, or a different approach to relieve medical symptoms other than taking prescription drugs. The College of Physicians and Surgeons of Ontario states that Complementary/Alternative Medicine (CAM) refers to a group of diverse medical practices and products... Continue reading
Posted Mar 3, 2016 at Toronto Reference Library Blog
If you're researching older Canadian companies, the Business, Science and Technology Department of the Toronto Reference Library has just created, with the help of staff in other departments at TRL, a second edition of Researching Older Canadian Companies at the Metropolitan Toronto Library, called Researching Older Canadian Companies: a Guide... Continue reading
Posted Nov 13, 2015 at Toronto Reference Library Blog
As society begins to seriously grapple with the global threat of climate change, pipeline proposals like Keystone XL, Northern Gateway and Energy East have faced unprecedented levels of opposition. Adam Scott from Environmental Defence will explain why citizens are saying no to oil sands pipelines across North America. Canada's transition... Continue reading
Posted Sep 28, 2015 at Toronto Reference Library Blog
Each year, Canadian Business Magazine compiles a list of 100 best occupations showing the highest growth and the biggest paycheques. Engineers, air traffic controllers, statisticians, and registered nurses are examples of occupations showing growth. There are many other occupations on that list. Are you thinking about a new career, and... Continue reading
Posted Sep 18, 2015 at Toronto Reference Library Blog
Do you want to keep on top of the business news? Stay current on economic statistics? Are you a do-it-yourself investor? In the Business, Science and Technology Department on the 3rd floor of Toronto Reference Library, there is a great collection of daily, weekly and monthly financial newsletters, newspapers, and... Continue reading
Posted Jun 16, 2015 at Toronto Reference Library Blog
In downtown Toronto, a popular bar called Clinton's hosts Sunday night viewing parties for Mad Men, which is in its final season and ends on May 17th. Cocktails on special for Mad Men might include the Brandy Alexander or the Old Fashioned. Wikimedia commons Jason Lam and Edcross A recent... Continue reading
Posted May 15, 2015 at Toronto Reference Library Blog
Join Ryan O'Connor this Tuesday, April 21st from 6:30-8:00 p.m. Toronto Reference Library, Beeton Auditorium for "The First Green Wave: Pollution Probe and the Origins of Environmental Activism in Ontario" Ryan will trace the rise of Toronto's environmental movement through the story of Pollution Probe, one of Canada's pioneering environmental... Continue reading
Posted Apr 20, 2015 at Toronto Reference Library Blog
There are many myths about the brain, and I always assumed most of them were true. A website called calls these Neuromyths. Examples of popular myths include: the bigger your brain, the smarter you are; drinking alcohol kills brain cells; you only use 10 % of your brain; and... Continue reading
Posted Dec 29, 2014 at Toronto Reference Library Blog
Baby boomers are starting to join the ranks of those aged 65 and over, and the 'greying' of the workforce is only just beginning. According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, between 1995 and 2007, the number of older workers working full-time nearly doubled. For the period 2006-2016, their... Continue reading
Posted Nov 22, 2011 at Career and Job Search Help Blog
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