Far From True

Far From True

From the Canadian king of suspense, Linwood Barclay, comes this edge-of-your-seat thriller with a startling twist. Far From True is the perfect read for fans of Harlan Coben, Lisa Gardner and Tami Hoag. For more info...
Penguin Random House Book Club: Everyone Brave is Forgiven

Penguin Random House Book Club: Everyone Brave is Forgiven

If you’re a fan of Chris Cleave’s past novels, including the phenomenal bestseller Little Bee, you’ll be happy to know that the author is back, with a fantastic work of historical fiction set in WWII. Moving from Blitz-torn London to the Siege of Malta, this is an epic story of love, loss, prejudice and incredible courage. If you read and loved the novel Little Bee, we’ve got your next read picked out for...
Pages UnBound Festival

Pages UnBound Festival

Pages UnBound Festival A festival of the arts and literature It’s rare that I get personal in my reviews on Classical 96.3’s wonderful website but I am going to do it now. I’m the artistic director of an arts and literature festival called Pages UnBound and I want to tell you why this has come about. For three decades, I ran a bookshop on Queen Street West called Pages and it was, hands down, the finest working experience in my life. At Pages, I got to order the books I wanted to read: the best in innovative literary fiction; books on cinema, photography, design and architecture; hard hitting political texts; graphic novels (once they started being published); cultural theory; prescient books on the environment; beautiful children’s literature; belles lettres; and more. It was a cornucopia of delights. At Pages, I was a kid in candy shop. I assembled an entertaining, hard working staff, who loved books and the shop. We found unique titles and authors and actively touted them. And the public loved it. It seemed that the more obscure and particular we  got, the more Pages’ readership responded. We had art windows; put on great events outside of the shop and acted as community builders, putting up posters and selling tickets for any art or political event in town that asked us to do so. Then, it stopped. The rent went sky high, just when Amazon started truly undercutting the prices on books—a good thing for customers but the kiss of death for all but the most inventive or hardheaded or well-financed independent bookstore. Pages closed—with dignity, paying...
‘New York State of Mind’ Hamilton Health Sciences Foundation Gala

‘New York State of Mind’ Hamilton Health Sciences Foundation Gala

Did you know you can help support essential medical research at Hamilton Health Sciences and have a blast at the same time? Join us at the New York State of Mind Gala, the annual Hamilton Health Sciences Gala featuring a full-plated dinner, an amazing raffle and auction, exciting performers and more! We’ll be entering into a New York State of Mind on February 27, all while supporting essential medical research at Hamilton Health Sciences. Join us by purchasing tickets at...
TSO Welcomes Syrian Composer Kinan Azmeh

TSO Welcomes Syrian Composer Kinan Azmeh

The Toronto Symphony Orchestra pulled off a small miracle flying in renowned Syrian composer Kinan Azmeh. While there’s been endless discussion surrounding the Syrian refugee crisis, what is often overlooked is how these refugees embellish and brighten our country and how our communities will benefit from welcoming them. “This piece is our musical hope to begin this conversation, presented in collaboration with our friend, world renowned Syrian musician and composer of this work, Kinan Azmeh.” –...