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PRIDE Edition - Literary Speed Dating

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College Shaw Branch, Toronto Public Library

766 College Street

Toronto, ON M6G 1C4

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Want to meet other LGBTQ folks who share your interests?

Literary Speed Dating is a fun and easy way to meet lots of potential dates in one evening with a cute book-themed twist. Bring a favourite book or DVD to discuss and lots of personality! Event is open to and intended for men and women-identifying, genderqueer, and trans-identifying individuals seeking same sex partners. Ages 20+.

Space is limited, so register soon! Call us at 416-393-7768 or visit the branch for more information!



Note: All participants will have the opportunity to meet with each other. Toronto Public Library is an inclusive organization; this event is open for genderqueer, women-, and trans-identifying folks ages 20+ across the spectrum.

"Trans" includes trans women and trans men, plus nonbinary identities including agender, genderqueer, genderfluid, intersex, and two-spirit. The event is open to the full spectrum of orientations, including queer, pan, bi, asexual, and poly-identifying individuals who also identify as women, nonbinary, or trans.

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Are there requirements or an age limit to enter the event?

Yes. We ask that all participants be over 20 years old and identify as woman/man or trans. See note above for trans spectrum.

I don't identify as woman/man or trans, but I like to date everybody. Can I still come to the event?

No. Thanks for your interest, but this event is designed for women- and trans-identified participants only. Instead we ask that you sign up for other literary speed dating events as they become available, like the one coming up on Friday, August 19th.

What are my transport/parking options getting to the event?

There is street parking and paid parking lots around the library. The branch is also easily accessible by TTC, either by the College streetcar or Ossington bus (we're located two blocks east of Ossington on College).

Is this event accessible?

Yes. There is are wheelchair-accessible elevators to the event space. Washrooms are also barrier free.

You can request ASL interpretation for library programs. Please get your request in early, as we need sufficient notice. To arrange for an interpreter, ask at accessibleservices@torontopubliclibrary.ca. If you require additional assistance, please let us know ahead of time and we will find a support worker to help.

Is there a waitlist?

Yes! In addition to offering tickets to those on the waitlist through Eventbrite as they become available, it's also possible to score a seat by coming to the library on the day of the event. If we have last-minute cancellations or no-shows, we will happily open up a spot for you to participate. You'll know by 6:45 p.m. whether we can accommodate you. If you aren't able to get a seat at this event, though, be sure to leave us your name, number, or email address, and we will let you know when future events of this kind will be held.

What time do the doors open? How long will you hold my spot for?

Doors open at 6:15 p.m. If you are running late, we will hold your seat until 6:45 before releasing it to someone on the waitlist.

What can/can't I bring to the event?

We encourage everyone to bring in their favourite book or comic to discuss with potential dates, but if you can't think of one, movies and albums are welcome too--even cookbooks! Think outside the box. :) Since refreshments will be provided, we ask that participants refrain from bringing food or drink to the event out of respect for food sensitivities others might have.

We also ask that participants refrain from wearing perfumes and scents to the event in deference to chemical sensitivities and allergies.


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