The City Imagines: Toronto in Love

18feb7:00 pm8:00 pmThe City Imagines: Toronto in Love

Event Details

What’s love got to do with local history? Join author Adam Bunch and gossip maven Lainey Lui to find out.

Toronto’s past is filled with passion and heartache. The Toronto Book of Love brings the history of the city to life with fascinating true tales of romance, marriage, and lust: from the scandalous love affairs of the city’s early settlers to the prime minister’s wife partying with rock stars on her anniversary; from ancient First Nations wedding ceremonies to a pastor wearing a bulletproof vest to perform Canada’s first same-sex marriage ceremonies.

Home to adulterous movie stars, faithful rebels, and heartbroken spies, Toronto has been shaped by crushes, jealousies, and flirtations. The Toronto Book of Love explores the evolution of the city from a remote colonial outpost to a booming modern metropolis through the stories of those who have fallen in love among its ravines, church spires, and skyscrapers.


Lainey Lui

Elaine “Lainey” Lui is the founder and Editor of, co-host of CTV’s daytime talk show “The Social”, and a reporter on CTV’s “etalk”. In 2014 Lainey became a best-selling author with her memoir Listen to the Squawking Chicken.

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The Toronto Book of Love

AuthorAdam Bunch

PublisherDundurn Press


(Thursday) 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm ET