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.

Why join?

  • 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.

Membership levels

  • $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


Emily DuftonCocktails and Conversation:  Cannabis and Canada – May 2, 2018

Toronto Star Newspaper Centre, Toronto Reference Library


Canada will soon make recreational marijuana legal, joining eight states in the U.S. 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. With Heidi Fortes, founder of Accoutrements, a conscious cannabis lifestyle brand made for the modern smoker. The Toronto Star Newspaper Centre houses over 120 current newspapers and 55,000 microfilm reels of old newspapers




Johl nish dishEdible 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, Johl Whiteduck Ringuette, owner and chef of NishDish will discuss sharing traditions through food. With Tanya Talaga, the award-winning author of Seven Fallen Feathers – winner of the RBC Taylor Prize and finalist for the Hilary Weston Writers’ Trust Nonfiction Prize.



Cocktails and Conversations: Sheila Heti – October 30, 2018

Photo credit: Nikola Tamindic

Photo credit: Nikola Tamindic

Join us for an exclusive discussion with the acclaimed writer of How Should a Person Be? – a New York Times Notable Book and called by Time magazine as “one of the most talked-about books of the year.” Sheila will discuss her new novel, Motherhood, an exploration of sex, procreation, and female intellectual life.




Contact us for more information

Ashley Boucher, Manager, Leadership Gifts
t. 416-393-7073

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