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  • Keep the Music Playing in Toronto
    Text  Rae, The Hon. Bob, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club Foundation, 2002), 27 Feb 2002, 381-390     The community of Toronto - how much it has changed - the challenges and possibilities, especially in relation to the Toronto Symphony. Some myths about the orchestra. Some realities. The choice to produce the kind of city we want to live in.
    Text  Rae, The Hon. Bob, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club Foundation, 2002), 27 Feb 2002, 381-390   The community of Toronto - how much it has changed - the challenges and possibilities, especially in relation to the Toronto Symphony. Some myths about the orchestra. Some realities. The ...
  • Out of Character
    Text  Forrester, Maureen, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club Foundation, 1987), 30 Oct 1986, 84-96     Autobiographical. Anecdotes and reminiscences of a successful career. The speaker's role as Chairman of the Canada Council. Some remarks on culture, Canadian culture, and encouraging culture.
    Text  Forrester, Maureen, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club Foundation, 1987), 30 Oct 1986, 84-96   Autobiographical. Anecdotes and reminiscences of a successful career. The speaker's role as Chairman of the Canada Council. Some remarks on culture, Canadian culture, and encouraging culture.
  • Bravo … Encore! Salute our Ballet, Opera and Symphony
    Text  Jackman, Henry N.R. and Marriner, Sir Neville, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club Foundation, 1987), 5 Feb 1987, 250-266     Mr. Jackman begins the address with some personal reminiscences and background for the topic. Remarks about Toronto as a cultural centre and the National Ballet of Canada as an internationally acclaimed organization. The Canadian Opera Company as the fastest growing opera company in the world. A review of the O'Keefe ...
    Text  Jackman, Henry N.R. and Marriner, Sir Neville, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club Foundation, 1987), 5 Feb 1987, 250-266   Mr. Jackman begins the address with some personal reminiscences and background for the topic. Remarks about Toronto as a cultural centre and the National Ballet of Canada as an internationally ...
  • Certain Aspects of British Life and Thought
    Text  Redfern, Sir Arthur Shuldham, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club of Canada, 1949), 28 Oct 1948, 52-62     An examination of the term "Cultural Relations." Ways in which science has brought our world closer together. The danger of severe restrictions in the interchange of thought and ideas and knowledge. The need for background knowledge for a foreign policy to be successful. The British Council. Origins and purpose of ...
    Text  Redfern, Sir Arthur Shuldham, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club of Canada, 1949), 28 Oct 1948, 52-62   An examination of the term "Cultural Relations." Ways in which science has brought our world closer together. The danger of severe restrictions in the interchange of thought and ideas and ...
  • The Stratford Experience
    Text  Cimolino, Antoni, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club Foundation, 2008), 15 Jun 2007, 465-480     Reference to Richard Monette, 14 years as Artistic Director of the Stratford Festival. The future. First, a few minutes looking at the past. A history of the Festival. Tom Patterson's vision. The Guthrie theatre. Challenges. Factors beyond control. Government funding. Approaching the future with a team of brilliant artistic directors. ...
    Text  Cimolino, Antoni, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club Foundation, 2008), 15 Jun 2007, 465-480   Reference to Richard Monette, 14 years as Artistic Director of the Stratford Festival. The future. First, a few minutes looking at the past. A history of the Festival. Tom Patterson's ...
  • Why Paint in Wartime?
    Text  MacDonald, Miss Sheila, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club of Canada, 1943), 29 Oct 1942, 108-119     An "open meeting" which included women. Cultural activities in war. Understanding what culture means. Misunderstandings about culture. A definition of culture. How paying attention to culture is part of our war effort. Maintaining our tradition and heritage through culture. How culture is important to us and our society. Our responsibility ...
    Text  MacDonald, Miss Sheila, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club of Canada, 1943), 29 Oct 1942, 108-119   An "open meeting" which included women. Cultural activities in war. Understanding what culture means. Misunderstandings about culture. A definition of culture. How paying attention to culture is part of our ...
  • Canada Book Day and Canadian Culture
    Text  Copps, The Hon. Sheila, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club Foundation, 1999), 23 Apr 1999, 492-498     First, a sales pitch for Canada Book Day. The book industry in Canada today and yesterday. Reinforcing the competitiveness of Canadian publishers. Canadian culture as a national priority, and why the government of Prime Minister Chretien has made it so. Canadian culture and what it means. Some figures to illustrate ...
    Text  Copps, The Hon. Sheila, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club Foundation, 1999), 23 Apr 1999, 492-498   First, a sales pitch for Canada Book Day. The book industry in Canada today and yesterday. Reinforcing the competitiveness of Canadian publishers. Canadian culture as a national priority, and why ...
  • The Massey Commission at 50: Do National Cultural Institutions Matter?
    Text  Herndorff, Peter, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club Foundation, 2002), 22 Nov 2001, 208-217     The National Arts Centre - some history. The NAC now. The Massey-Levesque Report. The impact that Canadian artists are having on the world around them. First, some history of the Report and the Canadian cultural revolution that it spawned, with illustrative examples.
    Text  Herndorff, Peter, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club Foundation, 2002), 22 Nov 2001, 208-217   The National Arts Centre - some history. The NAC now. The Massey-Levesque Report. The impact that Canadian artists are having on the world around them. First, some history of the ...
  • The High Cost of Leisure
    Text  Edinborough, Arnold, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club Foundation, 1975), 14 Nov 1974, 103-113     The cultural explosion in Canada, particularly since Canada's Centennial in 1967. A national identity as a result of the Centennial. The significant role of LIP grants in the cultural explosion. Other Centennials: Prince Edward Island, Manitoba, and other cities and provinces. What has been happening in Canada over the last ...
    Text  Edinborough, Arnold, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club Foundation, 1975), 14 Nov 1974, 103-113   The cultural explosion in Canada, particularly since Canada's Centennial in 1967. A national identity as a result of the Centennial. The significant role of LIP grants in the cultural explosion. ...
  • Canada's Artistic Boom II
    Text  Franca, Celia, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club Foundation, 1985), 25 Oct 1984, 93-102     Background and history of the National Ballet School, founded under the leadership of Miss Betty Oliphant. Purpose and goals of the School. A period of trial. Economic concerns and sources. The combination of artistic and economic pay-off. Prudent investment. Activities, successes and challenges of the National Ballet School. Needs of ...
    Text  Franca, Celia, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club Foundation, 1985), 25 Oct 1984, 93-102   Background and history of the National Ballet School, founded under the leadership of Miss Betty Oliphant. Purpose and goals of the School. A period of trial. Economic concerns and sources. ...
  • The Concert Hall as an Artistic Instrument
    Text  Stern, Isaac, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club Foundation, 1980), 15 Nov 1979, 108-115     To the performer on stage, the hall is indeed another instrument. Why this is so. The performer's respect for a hall. The responsibility of a community that takes on the adventure of building a concert hall. The need for a permanent and healthy performing fund. The issue of finances. Can ...
    Text  Stern, Isaac, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club Foundation, 1980), 15 Nov 1979, 108-115   To the performer on stage, the hall is indeed another instrument. Why this is so. The performer's respect for a hall. The responsibility of a community that takes on the ...
  • The Power of Film and Its Influence
    Text  Jewison, Norman F., The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club Foundation, 1984), 5 Apr 1984, 331-345     Shift in people of power to those of economic worth. A change in what Canada was to what it is; from a pioneer strength to being controlled by what we own and who sells it to us. Anecdotal personal history of Mr. Jewison. Discussion and analysis of Canadian culture how ...
    Text  Jewison, Norman F., The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club Foundation, 1984), 5 Apr 1984, 331-345   Shift in people of power to those of economic worth. A change in what Canada was to what it is; from a pioneer strength to being controlled by what we ...
  • The Banff Experience in Fine Arts Education
    Text  Fleck, Paul D., The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club Foundation, 1984), 8 Dec 1983, 151-161     1982—the 50th anniversary of the School of Fine Arts at the Banff Centre. "Artists, Builders, and Dreamers: Fifty Years at The Banff School" by David and Peggy Leighton. "From Bears to Bartok", a film by the National Film Board of Canada. A description of other celebratory events. The Banff Centre's ...
    Text  Fleck, Paul D., The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club Foundation, 1984), 8 Dec 1983, 151-161   1982—the 50th anniversary of the School of Fine Arts at the Banff Centre. "Artists, Builders, and Dreamers: Fifty Years at The Banff School" by David and Peggy Leighton. "From Bears ...
  • The Right to See Everything … Including Ourselves
    Text  Juneau, Pierre, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club Foundation, 1972), 24 Feb 1972, 263-280     Canada as the largest receiver of entertainment, information, and educational products from other countries. This is true across media: print, film, and television. Statistics from the Audit Bureau of Circulation. Censorship. Can Canadians accept a minority voice in their own country? Legislation and the CRTC. Why Canadians need to create ...
    Text  Juneau, Pierre, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club Foundation, 1972), 24 Feb 1972, 263-280   Canada as the largest receiver of entertainment, information, and educational products from other countries. This is true across media: print, film, and television. Statistics from the Audit Bureau of Circulation. ...
  • The Changing Role of Museums in Society
    Text  Lowry, Glenn, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club Foundation, 1992), 18 Apr 1991, 432-443     Some works of art and their potent reminder of the degree to which what is happening in the art world has a direct bearing on our lives. Reflecting upon the nature and importance of our cultural institutions. The vital role museums play in shaping society's vision of itself. The inevitable ...
    Text  Lowry, Glenn, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club Foundation, 1992), 18 Apr 1991, 432-443   Some works of art and their potent reminder of the degree to which what is happening in the art world has a direct bearing on our lives. Reflecting upon the ...
  • Canada Finds Her Voice
    Text  Stringer, Arthur, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club of Canada, 1949), 14 Apr 1949, 316-326     Some words about Canadians from the speaker, and others. A discussion of Canadians, how we feel about ourselves, how others see us. Canadian literature. Canadian poetry. The time for a change in Canada. The change that is taking place. Canada finding her voice. An illustrative anecdote. The current changed status ...
    Text  Stringer, Arthur, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club of Canada, 1949), 14 Apr 1949, 316-326   Some words about Canadians from the speaker, and others. A discussion of Canadians, how we feel about ourselves, how others see us. Canadian literature. Canadian poetry. The time for a ...
  • The Museum As The New Agora
    Text  Thorsell, William, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club Foundation, 2008), 3 May 2007, 382-391     Toronto, possibly now beginning another cycle of somewhat confident creativity. Considering the generation of the 1950s. The City of Toronto in the 1950s. Recalling Toronto's then new City Hall and Nathan Phillips Square. The installation of the then-controversial sculpture by Henry Moore. More examples of new buildings in Toronto from ...
    Text  Thorsell, William, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club Foundation, 2008), 3 May 2007, 382-391   Toronto, possibly now beginning another cycle of somewhat confident creativity. Considering the generation of the 1950s. The City of Toronto in the 1950s. Recalling Toronto's then new City Hall and ...
  • The Canada Council at Work
    Text  Martineau, Jean, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club of Canada, 1969), 24 Oct 1968, 24-34     The creation of the Canada Council, more properly "The Canadian Council for the encouragement of the Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences" in 1957, a recommendation of the Massey Commission. Facts, figures and activities from those days to now.
    Text  Martineau, Jean, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club of Canada, 1969), 24 Oct 1968, 24-34   The creation of the Canada Council, more properly "The Canadian Council for the encouragement of the Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences" in 1957, a recommendation of the Massey Commission. Facts, ...
  • The Interpreters of Canada
    Text  Stringer, Arthur, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club of Canada, 1932), 7 Apr 1932, 153-162     Canadian authors and artists. The phenomenon of Canadian authors and artists leaving for New York or other parts of the United States. Canada as the only country in the world of continental dimensions which depends on foreigners for the spiritual refreshment and inspiration coming to us, or supposed to be ...
    Text  Stringer, Arthur, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club of Canada, 1932), 7 Apr 1932, 153-162   Canadian authors and artists. The phenomenon of Canadian authors and artists leaving for New York or other parts of the United States. Canada as the only country in the world ...
  • Learning Through The Arts
    Text  Simon, Dr. Peter, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club Foundation, 2007), 1 Dec 2005, 172-181     The Royal Conservatory of Music - in the midst of an exciting growth period - some details. Creating educational programs that use the arts to develop aspects of thinking, learning, and communicating. Some history of the RCM. The structure of the RCM - the six main areas of activity. The ...
    Text  Simon, Dr. Peter, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club Foundation, 2007), 1 Dec 2005, 172-181   The Royal Conservatory of Music - in the midst of an exciting growth period - some details. Creating educational programs that use the arts to develop aspects of thinking, learning, ...
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