Community Events

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

Community Events

Saturday, July 14, 2018 Toronto Field Naturalists Walk through Lambton Park 10:00 am-12:00 pm Lambton House Madeleine McDowell leads a walk through historic Lambton Park

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.

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.

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.

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