Community Events

Photo: William Rennie home, Ellis Ave, E side, around Grenadier Heights; showing garden-party. Approx 1900, via Toronto Library.

Community Events

Saturday, September 22, 2018 and Sunday, September 23, 2018 Weston Neighbourhood Weston Heritage Weekend highlights “Roots, Rocks and Pioneers”:  See http://heritageweston.com/ for details, but note the archaeological identification clinic Saturday at 9 am and the historical walk Sunday at 1:30 pm

Thursday, September 27, 2018 Etobicoke Historical Society Speaker’s Night 7:30 pm Montgomery’s Inn  “A Royal Presentation:  Curating the Dress Collection at Kensington Palace” with Alexandra Kim, now a curator with the City of Toronto

Saturday, September 29, 2018 Swansea Historical Society’s Annual Simcoe walk 9:30 am Rousseaux Site (8 South Kingsway near the Queensway) 1:00 pm  Alex Ling Fountain, Northwest Corner Bloor and Jane In September 1793, Lieutenant Governor John Graves Simcoe left Lake Ontario exploring possible transportation routes northward, starting with the “Carrying Place” along the Humber River. In this annual event, the Swansea Historical Society re-traces the first day of Simcoe’s journey. Participants are welcome to just experience the morning walk as far as Bloor Street, the afternoon walk north toward Eglinton Flats, or the entire day (bring a lunch or try a restaurant in Bloor West Village during the break).

Wednesday October 3, 2018 SHS Annual General Meeting & Elections, 7:30 pm, Swansea Town Hall  Speakers: Trevor Parkins-Sciberras and David Reigate – “Tales of Toronto Transit” Join local transit enthusiasts Trevor Parkins-Sciberras and David Reigate for an enjoyable and interesting presentation on the history of Toronto transit. In addition to an extensive collection of photographs of transit vehicles past and present, Trevor has also created an amazing display of scale models of TTC vehicles using Lego.

Thursday, October 4, 2018 West Toronto Junction Historical Society Meeting 7:00 pm Annette Library  “An Evening with Christopher Moore” Neil Ross conducts a live interview with award-winning historian Christopher Moore

Thursday, October 11, 2018 Heritage York History Night Lambton House “Hurricane Hazel Night” Cherri Hurst of Weston Historical Society will talk about Hazel’s impact on the Town of Weston and the tragedy of Raymore Drive.

Friday, October 12, 2018 Heritage York Pub Night Featuring Shaolin Temple Pilots Lambton House Doors open at 6 pm with roast beef sandwiches on sale, music at 8:00 pm, and no cover

Saturday, October 13, 2018 Toronto Field Naturalists Hurricane Hazel Walk Meet at the Old Mill subway station at 10 am for a look at the impact of Hurricane Hazel, ending at the Lambton House at noon for tea

Thursday, October 18, 2018 Etobicoke Historical Society Speaker’s Night 7:30 pm Montgomery’s Inn  “Toronto’s 1918 Spanish Flu Epidemic” with historian Jamie Bradburn [Note week change for EHS starting this month]

Thursday, November 1, 2018 West Toronto Junction Historical Society Meeting 7:00 pm Annette Library  TBA

Friday, November 2, 2018 Heritage York Pub Night Featuring Just Us Lambton House Doors open at 6 pm with roast beef sandwiches on sale, music at 8:00 pm, and no cover

Wednesday November 7, 2018 SHS Meeting, 7:15 for 7:30 pm, Swansea Town Hall  Speaker: Barbara Dickson – “Bomb Girls: Trading Aprons for Ammo”. Author and speaker Barbara Dickson has lived in Scarborough for more than 50 years. Imagine her surprise when she learned there were over four km of abandoned tunnels under the city, less than a km from where she lived. Her presentation offers a unique glimpse into the lives and hearts of the courageous and dedicated Canadian women who worked in a top-secret World War Two munitions factory.

Thursday, November 8, 2018 Heritage York History Night Lambton House John Beram will speak on the 1918 events of World War I

Thursday, November 15, 2018 Etobicoke Historical Society Speaker’s Night 7:30 pm Montgomery’s Inn  TBA

Wednesday December 5, 2018 SHS Meeting, 7:15 for 7:30 pm, Swansea Town Hall  Speaker: Plum Johnson – “They Left Us Everything”. Plum Johnson is a Canadian writer raised in Oakville, who won the RBC Taylor Prize in 2015 for her memoir They Left Us Everything. In it, she describes discovering history in what parents leave behind, and about the importance of preserving it to make sense of the past.

Thursday, December 6, 2018 West Toronto Junction Historical Society Meeting 7:00 pm Annette Library  TBA

Friday, December 7, 2018 Heritage York Pub Night Featuring John and Julie Dorsey Lambton House Doors open at 6 pm with roast beef sandwiches on sale, music at 8:00 pm, and no cover


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