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Ben McNally Books and Brunch
February 3, 2019 @ 10:00 am - 12:30 pm$60.00
Sunday, February 3, 10:00 am
King Edward Hotel, 37 King St E.
Brunch is served in the Vanity Fair Ballroom on the second floor of the King Edward Hotel.
Tickets are $60.00 each (taxes included) and must be purchased in advance.
Tickets are non-refundable.
Please call us at 416.361.0032 with your credit card information to reserve tickets.
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