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Solitude and the City: Building Connections in Urban Canada
A city can often feel like a lonely place. As one of the most urbanized countries in the world, Canada is familiar with the challenges of urban isolation, a phenomenon that has only intensified during the pandemic. While our urban centres continue to grow in population, more and more city-dwellers are expressing feelings of disconnection and isolation. As we emerge from COVID-19, how will we contend with the social, cultural, and mental health ramifications for our cities? How can we make Canada’s big cities feel less lonely?

Join us on May 19 at 12pm EDT for a timely discussion on urban loneliness, and how to build connection and community inside Canada’s bustling city centres.

This CityTalk touches on the themes explored in the GOETHE FILMS @ digital TIFF screenings of “Loneliness in the City,” a series on urban absence and aspiration. From May 15-23, we are proud to co-present the Canada-wide digital screenings of three cinematic takes on the city as a place between becoming and despair, including exclusive filmmaker and expert commentaries. For more information on these films, including where you can purchase your tickets, visit: bit.ly/3avullb.

Co-presented with the Goethe-Institut Toronto

May 19, 2021 12:00 PM in Eastern Time (US and Canada)

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