Celebrating Marshall McLuhan at the Arts & Letters Club of Toronto


The Arts & Letters Club, 14 Elm Street, Toronto

Marshall McLuhan (1911-1980) was Canada’s most famous and controversial communications scholar and one of the Arts and Letters Club’s most distinguished members. On Sunday afternoon, November 6, we will celebrate the centenary year of his birth with a panel of McLuhan experts along with a catered reception and a cash bar. The theme of the panel discussion is Marshall McLuhan: Sound, Space, Music, and Acoustic Ecology. The panel will be chaired by Donald Gillies, Communication and Culture (Ryerson University) and the panel members will be Phil Rose, Department of Communication Studies (York University); Lewis Kaye, Department of Communication Studies (Wilfred Laurier University); Jay Alan Hodgson, Department of Music (University of Western Ontario); Michael Edmunds, Information Commons (University of Toronto); and B.W. Powe, Department of English (York University). The respondent will be Eric McLuhan (Harris Institute for the Arts). The bar will open at 2:30 and the panel will begin at 3:00, continuing until 5:00, followed by a reception. Plan to join us at this historic event in the Great Hall of the legendary Arts and Letters Club. 

The club is at14 Elm Street in downtownToronto, close to the Dundas subway station. Parking at a flat rate of $5.65 is available at the neighbouring Delta-Chelsea Hotel: enter the parking garage on Gerrard Street West and bring the parking receipt to the club for franking to receive this rate.

Admission: $12:00; students $8:00. Please reserve and pay in advance: membership@artsandlettersclub.ca or 416.597.0223, Ext. 2. For more information contact Phil Rose: prose@yorku.ca. Also see http://tinyurl.com/3pxfyfs .

About the Arts & Letters Club see: http://tinyurl.com/3ct8kb4 : Founded in 1908, The club has been an important part of Canadian cultural life since its founding. The Group of Seven were all members and regularly met for lunch at the Club, as did composers Healey Willan and Sir Ernest MacMillan.

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