The “Heart of the City Speakers Series” provides a forum for exploring ideas that matter to the people who live and work in Toronto. We seek to engage our neighbours through meaningful discussions relating to community, ethics, morality and spirituality.

 

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The video recording of “Presbyterian Mercy Flights” will be available shortly – please check back here for the link as soon as it becomes available.

 

 

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On May, 12, 2022 we welcomed John Burzynski to The Heart of the City Speakers Series as he discussed the “Raise the Arrow Project”.  The video link for this presentation is now available HERE

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On October 27, 2021, our first in-person Heart of the City Speakers Series event since 2019 took place here at St. Andrew’s.  Helena Moncrieff spoke with us about her book “The Fruitful City – Building Community in the Urban Food Forest” 

 

Helena Moncrieff is a writer, professor, former radio journalist, and lifelong city dweller. Her writing has appeared in Best Health magazine, the Toronto Star, The Globe and Mail and many in-house publications. Her freezer is full of fruit collected from other peoples’ backyards.  The link to “The Fruitful City – Building Community in the Urban Food Forest” may be found HERE

 

 

 

 

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DAVID CROMBIE – Few public figures have known the city better. Three-times elected Toronto’s “Tiny, Perfect Mayor” (1972-79), later an MP and Cabinet minister, Crombie’s influence on City life spans six decades – from his urban reform activism in the Sixties to his struggles today to ensure socially responsible management of the Waterfront, our Greenbelt, and our Post-Covid revival.  The link to his HOTC video, Toronto After COVID  may be found  HERE

PAST EVENTS FEATURED:

On Thursday, December 17, 2020 the Heart of the City Speakers Series presented, Faith, Community and Covid.  To watch the YouTube presentation please click here:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZEVrNzREunE&t=11s

On November 14, 2019 Sheldon Fernandez discussed “The Problems & Challenges of Ethical AI” 

Ron Deibert discussed “Cyber Insecurity” and how targeted espionage against civil society is a new threat to us all.

Janice Stein spoke about: “Rebordering the World” and how the frontier of global competition is no longer trade or investment but rather technology.

Please note: These ticketed events take place in the Great Hall of St. Andrew’s and after the talks we offer a chance to share a glass of wine, enjoy some refreshments and to speak with the guests and fellow participants – so please plan to join us.