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The Toronto History Lecture for 2021

The Toronto History Lecture is back!

Toronto Branch is delighted to present the tenth annual Toronto History Lecture on Tuesday August 3rd, at 7:30 p.m. EDT.

Due to current restrictions, the 2021 Lecture will be entirely online. As always, it is open to everyone and free to attend.

This year’s Lecture will explore the life and work of architect Eden Smith, who helped to introduce the British Arts and Crafts Movement to urban Canada in the late 19th century. Smith was a founding member of Toronto’s famed Arts and Letters Club and a key high society figure during a formative period in the city’s development.

Speaker Adrian Gamble, PhD will tell us about the Toronto homes and other buildings Smith designed, the mark he left on his profession, and his many interesting personal and professional connections. Please join us for Toronto Arts and Crafts Architect Eden Smith (1858-1949) and His Influence Upon Canada’s Early Architectural Profession and Domestic Revival.

Click here to find out more about the Toronto History Lecture and past years’ speakers and topics.

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L to R, architect Eden Smith, businessman George Howell, and muralist Gustav Hahn. City of Toronto Archives, Fonds 91, Series 422, File 22 (Keith Miller collection of Wychwood Park photos)