New Collection is a members program offering young professionals (under 45) exclusive access to the city’s vibrant literary scene and networking opportunities.
Hosted in cultural hotspots, including our libraries, New Collection events feature top authors and thought-provokers like Justin Trudeau, Margaret Atwood, Scaachi Koul, Mike Babcock, Kelly Oxford, Douglas Coupland and Kevin Kwan.
- Access exclusive member-only events throughout the year;
- Reserve tickets to sold-out talks at the Bram & Bluma Appel Salon;
- Receive a charitable tax receipt for a portion of your membership;
- Meet other young professionals and experience unique venues across Toronto;
- Receive discount tickets to our annual fundraiser Hush Hush.
Joining New Collection is a powerful endorsement of the world’s busiest public library – Toronto Public Library. Your membership will support expanded access to technology, lifelong learning and diverse cultural experiences for all Torontonians.
- $300 Solo, benefits for one member
- $500 Duo, benefits for two members
- $500 Solo with hosting privileges – bring a friend to each event!
Membership is valid for 12 consecutive months starting on the day you join. (Monthly payment options are available for all membership levels).
2018 New Collection Upcoming Events
Toronto Off the Page:
What’s So Funny About Toronto? – February 20, 2018
Comedy Bar, 945 Bloor St West, Toronto
Join us for a discussion on comedy in Toronto and how it’s evolved. Featuring award-winning journalist, screenwriter, author, and Director of Comedy Writing and Performance at Humber College, Andrew Clark, and comedic guests Gavin Williams, Lauren Mitchell, Courtney Skye.
Cocktails and Conversation: Cannabis and Canada – May 2, 2018
Location to be Confirmed
In 2018, Canada will make recreational marijuana legal, joining eight states in the U.S. that have already legalized it. Join DC-based writer Emily Dufton to help us understand the trajectory of marijuana in North America, from acceptance to demonization and back again. Emily is the author of Grass Roots: The Rise and Fall and Rise of Marijuana in America
Edible Book Club: Indigenous Food in Culture Today – June 27, 2018
Spadina Road Branch
10 Spadina Road, Toronto
The Indigenous food scene is making a name for itself in Toronto, with restaurants like Pow Wow café and Kukum. For National Aboriginal History month we’ve invited Johl Whiteduck Ringuette, owner and chef of NishDish (a business built on traditional Anishnawbe food) to discuss sharing traditions through food.
Contact us for more information
Ashley Boucher, Manager, Leadership Gifts