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The Missing Millionaire: The true story of Ambrose Small and the Toronto obsessed with finding him
Women’s Art Association of Canada presents:
The Missing Millionaire:
The true story of Ambrose Small and the Toronto obsessed with finding him
Lecture by Toronto Star award-winning reporter Katie Daubs
Wednesday, March 11, 2020, 12:30 pm
$30 includes Luncheon & Lecture
Pre-paid reservations. RSVP by March 5
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In December 1919, Ambrose Small, the fabulously wealthy owner of the Grand Opera House in Toronto, closed a deal to sell his chain of Ontario theatres, deposited a million-dollar cheque in his Toronto bank account, and was never seen again. His disappearance became and remains the most “extraordinary unsolved mystery” of Canadian crime history.
In her recent book, The Missing Millionaire, Toronto Star award-winning reporter Katie Daubs solves the story of the Ambrose Small mystery, weaving together a gripping narrative with the social and cultural history of a city undergoing immense change and examines the characters who were connected to the case of the century.
Drawing on extensive research, newly discovered archival material, and her own interviews with the descendants of key figures, Katie Daubs offers a rich portrait of life in an evolving city in the early twentieth century. Delving into a crime story about the power of the elite, she vividly recounts the page-turning tale of a cold case that is truly stranger than fiction.