The Heliconian Club Salon Series


The Heliconian Club is happy to launch the 2nd annual Heliconian salon series. The series will showcase guest and members speakers from each of the artistic disciplines represented by sections of the Club.  All Salon evenings will be held at historic Heliconian Hall, 35 Hazelton Avenue, 
Toronto, (Bay subway). 

Events begin at 6:30 (doors open at 6:00) and light refreshments are included

Regular tickets: $25 or $140 for all 6 salons (HST included)
Children under 12 FREE when accompanied by an adult (but need to RSVP to the Club office before hand)
Buy online or at the door

Please note: seating is limited, to avoid disappointment purchase your tickets online.

To purchase a Season Subscription:

Click on this link or the link to any of the concerts
and choose the option for “Series: $140″

Literature Salon: Anne Michaels – An Intimate Evening

Tuesday November 14, 2017

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The Literature section is honoured to host a salon with one of our country’s bona fide literary luminaries. Anne Michaels, Toronto’s current Poet Laureate, is the author of two highly acclaimed novels and several books of poetry and has won several prestigious awards. Enjoy this rare chance to meet the author in a warm setting.


Drama Salon: Ruth Abernethy – Dramatic Sculptor

Tuesday, February 6, 2018

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Ruth Abernethy worked for 20 years in the theatre including the Stratford Festival and the National Ballet. These experiences inform her sculpture and portraiture. Her portrait of Glenn Gould touched off commissions such as Sir John A. Macdonald, Oscar Petersen and John Hirsh. A superb raconteur, Ruth will share tales from her theatre experiences including the ‘bronzing of theatre people’.


Visual Art Salon: Charles Hill – Women Artists in Early Twentieth Century

Tuesday March 20, 2018

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Charles Hill, former Curator of Canadian Art at the National Gallery of Canada, will speak about the origin and history of the Heliconian Club in the social context of the 1900s, during which time women artists struggled to be accepted. Existing art bodies restricted or prevented participation by women, limiting their influence and careers. In response, women formed their own art clubs.


Humanities Salon: Katherine Govier – The Shoe Project

Tuesday April 17, 2018   

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Humanities section presents a timely performance by participants in The Shoe Project, a workshop for immigrant and refugee women who tell the stories of their journeys to Canada through a pair of their shoes. Now in its fifth year, The Shoe Project is the creation of novelist Katherine Govier who will share the story of how the Project began.


Dance Salon: Kathleen Fraser and Jane Spooner – Flirting with Terpsichore

Tuesday May 1, 2018

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The goddess of dance can cast a beguiling spell. Kathleen Fraser and Jane Spooner know this all too well from 20 years of work in their fields of interest, Egyptian belly dancing and Russian-influenced classical ballet. They share their research that has given them rewarding years of creativity, self-fulfillment and unanticipated personal growth.


Music Salon: Kye Marshall and Don Thompson – Bach to Bop

Tuesday May 15, 2018

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Acclaimed cellist/composer Kye Marshall and award winning pianist Don Thompson present “Bach to Bop:  A Journey into Jazz”. The differences between jazz and classical music, the fascinatin’ rhythms of jazz, and the mysterious art of improvisation will be explored.

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