Olivia Chow's life so far
Local MP Olivia Chow isn't ready to reveal plans for her future - especially when it comes to the 2014 mayoralty campaign - but she mines her past with surprising candour in her new memoir, My Journey (HarperCollins). Chow launches the book on Wednesday (January 22), 7 pm, at Trinity-St. Paul's United Church (427 Bloor West). This is a free ticketed event. Reserve at 416-462-1104. firstname.lastname@example.org.
Broaden The Electorate
While we're getting juiced to topple Rob Ford in 2014, close to half a million immigrants with permanent residency status don't currently have the right to vote in the municipal election. Open up the dialogue on fostering civic participation for newcomers today (Thursday, January 16) from 9:30 am to noon at the 519 Church Community Centre. Free. Pre-register 416-392-5617.
Share your vision for the future of Ontario Place and the proposed urban park and waterfront trail at the shuttered former amusement park on the lakeshore Wednesday (January 22) at 6 pm. Free. Metro Convention Centre North bldg, room 104. 255 Front West. 416-212-2161.