The entrance to the Department of History’s office in Sidney Smith Hall

Emma Goldman in Toronto

Start Date and Time:

Tuesday, November 12, 2019, 7:00PM

End Date and Time:

Tuesday, November 12, 2019, 9:00PM

The year 2020 will mark the 80th anniversary of the death of anarchist and feminist Emma Goldman in Toronto in May 1940. Deported from the United States in 1919, Goldman spent part of her exile in Toronto during the 1920s and 1930s.

Join us for an evening of remembering and learning about Emma Goldman’s life and death in Toronto.


Emma’s Last Visit

A production of the Toronto Workers’ Theatre Group
Written by Craig Heron. Directed by Aida Jordao.


“80 Years Later… Emma Goldman Is Alive and Well and Working on Spadina Avenue”

A presentation by Franca Iacovetta (University of Toronto) and Cynthia Wright (York University)

This talk is based on a book project that revisits Goldman’s exile and explores still understudied themes, such as how her experience as a political deportee, exile, and self-described “woman without a country” shaped her understanding of race, nation, internationalism, and exile politics. The talk will focus in particular on how Goldman was remembered, inter-generationally, and by whom in the city’s official, political, and popular memory.


Steelworkers Hall is a wheelchair accessible space. Parking is available in the lot behind the hall on a first-come first-serve basis (enter through laneway east of hall). There is also paid parking available on the street. The closest transit stops are Spadina and Nassau (510 Spadina Streetcar) and College and Beverley/St. George (506 Carlton Streetcar).

For any other accessibility questions or concerns, please contact Ed Dunsworth.


  • Toronto Workers' History Project

Contact Information

Ed Dunsworth

Toronto Workers' History Project


Steelworkers Hall, 25 Cecil St., Toronto, ON M5T 1N1 view full map


Lectures, Commemorative


Alumni and Friends, Community, Faculty, Staff, First-Year Students, Graduate Students, Undergraduate Students

Emma Goldman
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