Hot Docs – Toronto’s
Golden Age: The Glittering
City of the 1960s and 70s
Take a blast to the past in this lively journey through Toronto’s golden age, when the fashion was groovy, the cultural scene was booming and a sense of possibility lingered in the air. Led by Curious Minds favourite Laura Carlson (World-Changing Women, A Philosopher’s Guide to Meaning and Happiness), a historian and Public Programs Manager for Heritage Toronto, we’ll explore Toronto’s civic renaissance in the 1960s and 70s, with a focus on art and culture, architecture and planning. Revisit your favourite haunts, from Yorkville coffeehouses to beloved restaurants to the innovative theatres where big names were getting their start, and reconnect with the icons, like the fearless Jane Jacobs and rocker Ronnie Hawkins, who made the changing city such an exciting place to be. Learn how a sleepy colonial town opened itself to the world and became the cultural mecca we know and love today.
This series is led by Dr. Laura Carlson, who holds a doctorate in History from Oxford University and has taught history and classics at Queen’s University and Centennial College. Dr. Carlson has taught the popular Curious Minds courses World-Changing Women, Six Great Meals That Changed the World, An Edible History of Toronto and Living the Good Life: A Philosopher’s Guide to Meaning and Happine