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A Scorching Hot History of Summer in Toronto
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A SCORCHING HOT HISTORY
OF SUMMER IN TORONTO

THIS COURSE HAS BEEN CANCELLED!

Canada might be famous for its winters, but Toronto comes alive when the weather gets warm. Our city was once billed as "the most delightful summer city" on the continent. And those few hot months between Victoria Day and the CNE have had a profound impact on this place: from heated legal battles over skinny dipping to the legacy of killer summer storms to the joyful festivals that have reflected the changing face of the city over the last two hundred years. And so, in this online course we'll spend four nights exploring some of the most fascinating, most revealing and weirdest stories from the history of summers in Toronto.

Explore the history of the city with the author of The Toronto Book of the Dead and The Toronto Book of Love, host of the Canadiana documentary series, and recipient of the Governor General's History Award for Popular Media — the Pierre Berton Award.


Format: This course will include four weekly lectures on Zoom with a chance to interact and ask questions, as well as a list of recommended readings.

Dates: July 25 to August 15, 2024.

Time: 8pm every Thursday night.

Format: Each week's lecture will last approximately 1 to 1.5 hours.

Recordings: Every lecture will be available to stream online later for anyone who can't make that week's class. All the recordings will remain available for the foreseeable future.

Cost: $75 + tax.

Registration: To register, simply fill out the form below and I'll follow up to arrange payment by e-transfer or cheque, whichever you prefer.

If more than one person in your household would like to take the course, feel free to sit in on the lectures together — you only need to pay one fee per screen.

I'm also offering 10% off for paid subscribers of my Toronto History Weekly newsletter! (You can subscribe here.)


If you have any other questions, email me at adam@torontodreamsproject.com and I'll be very happy to answer them.




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