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2020 City Imagines Series

Our 2020 City Imagines series explores books that shape cities. Join us online for a wide ranging series of free discussions about cities and the people who shape them.

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Thea Lim

Thea Lim is the author of the novel An Ocean of Minutes, about a woman who becomes a migrant labourer to escape a pandemic and save her lover. It was shortlisted for the Scotiabank Giller Prize. Her writing has been published by Granta, the Paris Review, the Guardian, Best Canadian Stories, and others. She lives in Toronto.

Nora Loreto

Nora Loreto is a writer and activist based in Quebec City. She is the editor of the Canadian Association of Labour Media. Her next book, Take Back The Fight (Fernwood) will be published in October, 2020. Nora has been tracking COVID-19 deaths in residential care, nightly, for four months.

Shawn Micallef

Shawn Micallef is a weekly columnist with the Toronto Star, co-founder of Spacing magazine, and an instructor at the University of Toronto. He is a frequent commentator on urban issues and is known for his passion for the city – its geography, architecture, culture, and people.

Shree Paradkar

Shree Paradkar, a Toronto Star race and gender columnist, is the 2018-2019 recipient of the Atkinson Fellowship in Public Policy. The author of Betrayed: My cousin’s wrongful conviction for the murder of her daughter, Aarushi, she has been a journalist in Bangalore, Mumbai, Singapore and Toronto. Shree was recently awarded two Amnesty International Media awards for Human Rights reporting.