Exciting news: award-winning storyteller Adam Bunch is offering a new course!
His newest one is called ‘A Boozy History of Toronto’ and it’s about the city’s history with alcohol.
Alcohol has always been a dramatic part of life in Toronto — from the days of colonial treachery to modern debates over drinking in parks. In this four-week online course, we’ll meet drunken rebels, beer-bashing mayors, notorious bootleggers, and alcoholic politicians. We’ll witness booze-soaked murders, prohibition-era shootouts, and the kidnapping of one Canada’s wealthiest brewers — plus, the bitter fight over whether drinking should be allowed at all. To truly understand Toronto, it helps to understand how this city has been shaped by centuries of people getting drunk.
The course will kick off on July 14 and run on Thursday nights for four weeks — but if you’re not free on any of those days, don’t worry. Adam will also record all his lectures and post them to a private YouTube page so you can watch and re-watch them anytime you like. Plus, if you are a paid subscriber to Adam’s amazing newsletter called “The Toronto History Weekly“, you’ll get 10% off on the course!
Explore the history of the city with the best-selling author of The Toronto Book of the Dead and The Toronto Book of Love, host of the Canadiana documentary series, and creator of The Toronto Dreams Project.
Hosted by: Adam Bunch
Type of event: Online course
Format: This course will include 4 weekly lectures on Zoom with a chance to interact and ask questions, as well as a list of recommended readings & other links. Each week’s lecture will last approximately 1 to 1.5 hours. Every lecture will also be available to stream online later for anyone who can’t make that week’s class.
Instructor: Adam Bunch
Date: July 14 to August 4, 2022
Time: 8pm EST every Thursday night
Cost: C$75 + tax. If more than one person in your household would like to take the course, feel free to sit in on the lectures together — you only need to pay one fee per screen.
Registration link: To enroll in the course, simply fill out the form here and the instructor will follow up with you to arrange payment via e-transfer or cheque, whichever you prefer.