The “Heart of the City Speakers Series” presents inspiring and engaging events in which renowned guest speakers are invited to share and speak about a wide range of social, cultural and spiritual issues that are relevant to our surrounding community.

 

Past speakers have included: Terry Fallis — author of the award winning novel The Best Laid Plans; Sally Armstrong — a three-time Amnesty International award winner; former Toronto mayors John Sewell and David Miller; Senator and Master of Massey College, Hugh Segal; author Lawrence Hill; documentary filmmaker Alison Rose; and many more.

 

These events are usually followed by a reception, with wine and refreshments, to provide participants an opportunity to speak with the guests.

 

Upcoming Events

    Goin’ Back to New Orleans

    2018-2-10
    7:00pm
    187 King St West

    Kick up your heels to traditional Mardi Gras stree...

    Goin’ Back to New Orleans

    Saturday, Feb 10, 2018 -

    Time: 7:00pm - 9:30pm

    Kick up your heels to traditional Mardi Gras street beat music by Patrick Tevlin’s Magnolia Brass Band & Friends. Don’t miss our annual Mardi Gras celebration! Goin’ Back to New Orleans will be a colourful, exuberant evening of parades, parasols, beads - and joyous music. You might even be inspired join other happy revelers in the “second line” that traditionally follows the band during a parade. In the musical spotlight tonight: the brass band tradition of New Orleans and classic tunes such as Just a Little While to Stay and When the Saints Go Marching In. Brass bands have played at parades, picnics, funerals and events of every kind in New Orleans since the beginning of jazz. Patrick Tevlin’s Magnolia Brass Band performs regularly in the city’s French Quarter Festival. The band features Patrick Tevlin (trumpet), Paul Neufeld (Sousaphone) Jacqueline Chia (trombone) and Lyle Whitty (drums). They’ll be joined by top jazz musicians: Jordan Klapman (piano and band co-leader tonight), Tom Skublics (clarinet) and Jamie Macpherson (banjo). These accomplished musicians have performed at our past Mardi Gras concerts and we’re thrilled to welcome them back. The fun continues after the concert. Join us for a reception featuring delicious New Orleans treats and colourful Mardi Gras props if you'd like to take some selfies. Bring your friends and save on ticket prices. Single tickets are $25 or $20 each for advance, online group sales of four or more.                                         
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    Location


    Sanctuary
    187 King St West
    Toronto, Ontario M5J 1W9

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