The Secret History of the McIntosh Apple – Lecture by Marion Kane

Event Date: September 21, 2017
Event Time: 7:00pm
Tickets at Eventbrite or at the door:
General public: $15
CHC members $12

(Apple image by Sue Clark on Flickr : plate xlvii, CC BY-SA 2.0.)


The Culinary Historians of Canada present esteemed food writer Marion Kane. She will talk about the surprising Canadian roots of the McIntosh apple, which appeared as a chance sport on a farm near Dundela, Ontario, and has become one of North America’s most beloved – and ubiquitous – fruits. Marion will also share the recipe she calls the “Only Correct Way to Make Applesauce,” her favorite recipe for apple crumble and tips on making other luscious apple desserts. Samples will be provided! Co-sponsored by Campbell House.

Marion Kane has been a leader in the world of food journalism for several decades. She is an intrepid populist whose work combines social commentary with a consuming passion for things culinary. For 18 years, she was food editor/columnist for Canada’s largest newspaper, the Toronto Star. She lives in Toronto’s Kensington Market and is currently a freelance food sleuth®, podcaster, writer and cook.

Canada’s Birthday Portrait – June 25 – August 25

This exhibition focuses on the creation, dissemination and alteration of Canada’s trademark art image, The Fathers of Confederation. This iconic Canadian image has decorated the walls of Parliament, the pages of history books and even cookie tins. More recently, it has been criticized by the brushstrokes of various contemporary artists, who seek to tell the unwritten and unacknowledged stories and narratives that hide beneath the canvas of Canada’s contested history. Canada’s Birthday Portrait will explore the impressions that the image has made on Canadian society and culture, including a special connection to Toronto, through kitsch, collectables, fine art and more.

Curated by Alyssa Trudeau
Designed by Claire Hamilton

Hogtown: The Immersive Experience Returns to Campbell House

The Campbell House Museum and The Hogtown Collective invite you to our 2017 summer production of Drew Carnwath & Sam Rosenthal’s HOGTOWN: The Immersive Experience.

Back by popular demand, the show Toronto Life, the Globe and Mail and CBC called ‘Must see!’ and received four stars (NNNN) from NOW Magazine. Starting July 13th and now extended until August 20th, HOGTOWN is unlike anything you’ve ever seen, heard or felt at the theatre — until now.

Immerse yourself in an evening filled with young flappers and Moonshiners, Temperance Ladies and politicians, power brokers and police, speakeasies and gambling dens. New adventures are brewing at the Campbell House. Choose new characters and storylines to follow. No two performances are ever alike! Everyone’s got something at stake, a heart to break, or a deal to make. Now, let’s party like it’s 1926!

Purchase your tickets today by visiting:
hogtownexperience.brownpapertickets.com