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It's Giving Tuesday!!! Fund Raising Drive at ADBCC: "The People's Residence"

Tuesday November 28 | 8:00AM - 8:00PM
Our Non-profit organization has been in operation from April 4, 2017 with a vision towards continuing the Community geared work that was started with A Different Booklist. With all the Activities and Projects we have ongoing and in the pipeline such as; "Welcome to Blackhurst Street: Chapter 2": an ongoing installation of the African and Caribbean Canadian experience presented through artwork, archival material and audiovisuals in an interactive format, Children's programming: Geared towards the growth and inspiration of children under 14 through engagement in activities that focus on self-expression, learning through play and self-identity and "Discourse and Dessert": an evening program that engages the community in dialogue on current issues over a dessert selection that profiles local restaurants and bakeries.

ADBCC is requesting "Giving in return as an extension of thanksgiving!!", towards building the Centre to the community hub that it is envisioned to be.

Call in, Walk in, or visit our website at Giving tuesday is here!!


ART EXHIBITION: "This is Us" by Nicole Alexander

Saturday November 25 @ 08:00AM - Sunday December 31 @ 08:00PM
Trinidad born Nicole Alexander brings her Art, infused with and insprired by Afro- Caribbean life and Culture to A Different Booklist Cultural Center. Join us as we welcome this awe-inspring artist to our space from Saturday, November 25 - Sunday, December 31.

Nicole Alexander is a self-taught visual artist currently residing in Ontario, Canada. Nicole’s paintings in oil, acrylic and watercolour reflect a unique Afro-Caribbean vibe. Having spent her childhood and youth in the two island nation of Trinidad and Tobago, Nicole’s inspiration for her paintings stems from her love of Caribbean dance, poetry, calypso music and most importantly from the beauty of her culture and heritage. Like one of her favourite mentor artists, Elizabeth Catlett, who endured and fought through racial barriers to make a name for herself, Nicole stands by Catlett’s message of creating art for all people to enjoy. (Cited:

Thursday December 07 @ 06:00PM - Thursday December 06 @ 08:00PM
The RISE (Reaching Intelligent Souls Everywhere) movement is a group of young artists and activists who have chosen the medium of poetry as a means of expressing their lived realities. 

We are delighted to have their expressive voices showcased at the Cultural Centre EVERY first thursday of every month, beginning on the 7th of December, 2017. Come support, learn from, share and enjoy with this amazing group of young artists. 


Saturday December 02 | 2:00PM - 4:00PM

Nothing marks the Holiday Season in the Caribbean more than a well baked rum cake!! A Different Booklist: "The People’s Residence" will be celebrating the best of Rum Cakes. Who makes the Best Black Rum Fruit Cake in Toronto? Which Caribbean Island will take home the prize? 

Come with your taste buds ready to try out the samples as well as mix and mingle. 

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