Opening Party

  • April 3, 2014
  • 8:30 pm
  • Appel Salon, Toronto Reference Library

Spur Toronto kicks off the festival in style with big ideas, thrilling conversation and live music. Join us for the opening party! Admission is free with your ticket to our opening event, Who Owns Our Secrets?

With live music from the Daniel Guerrette Trio.

  • Free


Spur is a national festival of politics, art and ideas and is a catalyst for change in Canada.

Through nationally relevant and locally nuanced discussions, presentations and performances, the festival seeks to spur its participants to action on issues affecting Canadians. Feisty, multi-partisan, forward-looking, and solution-driven, this national railway of ideas will provide Canada with vital new cultural infrastructure for the 21st century.

Founded in 2013, the festival has already grown from three to five Canadian cities, with plans for further expansion across the country. Produced by the Literary Review of Canada in partnership with Diaspora Dialogues, Spur prides itself on its community partnerships, cultural connections and a focus on accessibility and diversity.

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