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.
Join us at 7pm for this interesting presentation – refreshments and a time for discussion to follow.
The History and Archaeology of Wine was presented by Dr. Stephen Batiuk from UofT on November 2, 2022
The video recording of “Presbyterian Mercy Flights” is now available HERE
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
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
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