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Call for Speakers—Toronto History Lecture

A heads-up to Toronto historians… we have issued a call for proposals for the 2021 Toronto History Lecture, to be held virtually this year for the first time (via Zoom) on the evening of Tuesday, August 3.

This will be the tenth year for the THL, which is back after a one-year hiatus.  It was inaugurated in 2011 in memory of well-known local and family historian, and former Toronto Branch Chair, Paul McGrath, who had a passion for telling people about Toronto and its past. Previous lecturers include: Chris Raible, Janice Nickerson, Guylaine Pétrin, Craig Heron, Jonathan Scotland, Arlene Chan, Joyce Munro, Gregory Klages, Bill Gladstone, Ted Glenn and Michael Peterman. The THL is free to attend and open to all! Watch for registration information in early summer.

We are currently seeking proposals for an interesting, innovative and well-presented lecture on any aspect of Toronto history. The deadline for submissions is May 28. Download the Call for Lecture Proposals here, and visit the THL page to find out more about this popular event and previous lecture topics.

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7:30 pm 1837 Rebellion: Rebels With a Cause
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7:30 pm Toronto History Lecture
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26
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