Literate Lunches

The Changing Face of Modernism in Toronto

Is Toronto’s self-image stuck somewhere between Queen Victoria and King Edward?

Join Shawn Micallef, senior editor and co-owner of the independent, Jane Jacobs prize-winning magazine, Spacing, as he talks about our changing city, culture, and buildings.

Toronto is a modern city, but its self-image is stuck somewhere between Queen Victoria and King Edward. Though the buildings and homes built during their reigns are nice, they don’t reflect how many, if not most, Torontonians live today. The changing face of Toronto’s modernism is acknowledging that buildings built since the war are our face.


Tickets are $25 and include a bag lunch from A La Carte Kitchen. Click here for more information or to purchase tickets.


Shawn Micallef is a Toronto Star columnist, the author of Stroll: Psychogeographic Walking Tours of Toronto, and an editor and co-owner of Spacing magazine.