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Celebrate Toronto’s First Chinatown with author Arlene Chan and chef Leo Chan

Thursday November 16, 6 - 8 pm at the Textile Museum of Canada
Hosted by the TMC Volunteer Association

Arlene Chan, Author and Chinatown historian
Professor Chef Leo Chan, Founder of Cambridge Food and Wine

6:00 – Tea tasting
6:15 – Presentation
7:30 – Chinese snacks, wine & craft beer, book signing and exhibition viewing

About Arlene Chan
Arlene Chan is the author of seven books on the history and culture of Chinese Canadians. Born and raised in Toronto, Arlene’s first book was The Spirit of the Dragon: the Story of Jean Lumb, a proud Chinese Canadian – a children’s book about the life her mother, the first Chinese Canadian to receive the order of Canada for her community activism. A retired librarian, Arlene has followed in her mother into community activism and is currently acting as the President of the Jean Lumb Foundation, as well as a board member for the Little Pear Garden Dance Company and a member of the Heritage Interpretation Working Group. The 2017 recipient of the Heritage Toronto Special Achievement Award, she has dedicated her life to community advocacy working with organizations like the Ontario Heritage Trust and Heritage Toronto to create community programs, walking tours and interpretive projects.

In lieu of tickets, please make a charitable donation to the Textile Museum of Canada:
$60 per person; $100 for two.

For reservations, contact or call 416-599-5321 x2246

Seating is limited. A tax receipt is provided for full value of donation. Must be 19 and over.

Thank You to the Cambridge Food & Wine Society for their support of this event.


Textile Museum of Canada
55 Centre Avenue
Toronto, ON, M5G 2H5

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About the Textile Museum of Canada
The Textile Museum of Canada (TMC) is the only museum in Canada that explores ideas and builds cultural understanding through the universally relevant media of textiles. Located in the heart of downtown Toronto, the Museum’s permanent collection spans nearly 2,000 years and consists of more than 13,000 artifacts. A leader in the digitization of collections and interactive environments, the TMC has been recognized the world over for innovation in the development of landmark educational, research and creative initiatives.

The Textile Museum of Canada is a non-profit cultural and educational institution that focuses on the exhibition, collection, conservation, research and dissemination of the materials and values of everyday life, including archaeological, traditional, innovative and experimental methods and practices.

Open seven days a week, the TMC is located in the heart of downtown Toronto, steps from the St. Patrick subway station and just a few blocks from Toronto City Hall and the Art Gallery of Ontario. Accessibility information: