Art Gallery of Ontario Presents

The Walrus Talks: The Art of the City

Toronto Wednesday, October 10, 2012, 6:30 p.m. (ET)


  • The Art of History by Shawn Micallef
  • The Art of Architecture by Don Schmitt
  • The Art of Neighbourhoods by Jennifer Keesmaat
  • The Art of Languages by Dionne Brand
  • The Art of Performance by Deepa Mehta
  • The Art of Inclusion by Matt Galloway
  • The Art of Gastronomy by Jamie Kennedy
  • The Art of Ecology by Roberta Bondar
  • The Art of Learning by Kamal Al-Solaylee

The Walrus Talks is a national series of events produced by the charitable, non-profit Walrus Foundation as part of an educational mandate to provide forums for conversation on matters vital to Canadians. The Walrus Foundation produces The Walrus magazine, the most awarded publication in Canada, as well as producing content at, on Walrus TV, and on stages from coast to coast to coast.

The Walrus Talks format features eight speakers for seven minutes each on various themes relating to a single topic. Each event offers lively, thoughtful, inspiring, riveting, smart, new thinking from scientists, writers, performers, scholars, and leaders of business and the arts. Each Talks event is followed by a spirited reception with attendees and participants.

The Walrus Talks delivers fresh ideas and new ways of looking at big issues. The Walrus has no “wings.” Our speakers are chosen to reflect a range of experiences and viewpoints, but they all have one thing in common: the desire for real conversation about issues that affect the future of Canada. Our goal is for audience members to think “I never thought about it that way” when the Talks are over.

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