~ a growing and changing community
Daniel R. Laxer was born and raised in Edmonton Alberta, and receiving his undergraduate degree in History and Music from the University of Alberta in 2005. Going on to do his Master’s degree in Canadian history at York University, he continued on to do his PhD at the University of Toronto, which he received in the Spring of 2015 for his dissertation “Listening to the Fur Trade: Sound, Music, and Dance in Northern North America, 1760-1840.”
Our Past President, Gib Goodfellow, will be hosting a special charity auction with the proceeds to go to furthering the activities of our Society. Of particular note will be three Wedgewood plates originally issued in commemoration of the 50th Anniversary of Confederation.
Everyone is invited (and encouraged!) to bring items to contribute to the auction, however no books please!
Meeting Date: 1st December 2016.
Location: The Howland Room, Lambton House.
The business meeting starts at 7:30 pm.
Charity Auction starts at 8:00 pm.
Mr. Laxer’s presentation starts at 8:30 pm
Socializing starts as soon as you get there!
Our mailing address is:
West Toronto Junction Historical Society
Annette Street Library
145 Annette St.
Toronto, Ontario M6P 1P3
you have more than likely seen posters around the concerned area but i thought i’d post here too.
Reminder. MEETING this coming Tuesday -May 31st at 7 pm until 8:30 pm, at David Appleton Community Centre,
33 Pritchard Ave., in the gym. re: Runnymede & St.Clair.-100 bed -24hr Men’s shelter
Whatever your opinion is come on out and get informed.
SPREAD the word..online and with your neighbours who may not be online or on facebook.
The City of Toronto’s Infrastructure and Service Improvement Plan for the Emergency Shelter System calls for the opening of up to 15 new shelters over the next few years to address both occupancy and relocation pressures on existing shelters. City staff have responded with a search for appropriate new locations, an undertaking that is especially challenging in Toronto’s current real estate market, as well as especially urgent given the current high rates of occupancy in the City’s emergency shelter system.
Staff recommend a new shelter location at 731 Runnymede Rd in Ward 11. This will be considered at the June 23, 2016 Community Development and Recreation Committee, and City Council is expected to consider the recommendation at its meeting scheduled for July 12,13,14, 2016.
Operated by City staff, there will be 24/7 services for up to 100 men from this now vacant site which will be fully accessible and compliant with the revised Toronto Shelter Standards once it is renovated. Work is expected to be complete in the first quarter of 2017.
A public information meeting is scheduled for May 31, 2016, 7 pm until 8:30 pm, at David Appleton Community Centre, 33 Pritchard Ave., in the gym.
Lambton House -Events for March & April 2016
Friday, 4 March Pub
Our monthly community pub opens at 6:00, roast beef sandwiches at 6:30 and entertainment by Memorial Park at 8:00 p.m.
Thursday, 10 March at 7:30 p.m.
Remembering the Forgotten
Author Sandra Joyce will speak on March 10th, doors open at 6:30, talk at 7:30 p.m. on British Home Children at Lambton House.
Ms. Joyce is a member of the British Home Children Advocacy and Research Association (BHCARA) and the daughter of a Home Child. A good will offering will be appreciated.
Saturday, 19 March at 7:00 p.m.
Earth Hour at Lambton plus lantern walk in the dark, entertainment George Linton, in partnership with Green 13. Doors open at 7:00 p.m.
Friday, 1 April Pub
Our monthly community pub opens at 6:00, roast beef sandwiches at 6:30 and entertainment by Hawk’s Nest Duo at 8:00 p.m.
April 14, Heritage Talk, Speaker to be confirmed
Doors open 6:30pm, talk 7:30pm. A good will offering will be appreciated.
Shoeless Joe’s Sports Grill Grand Opening Party! (Stockyards Mall)
Shoeless Joe’s – GRAND OPENING FEB.27/2016
Join us Saturday, February 27 from 7pm – 10pm at Shoeless Joe’s Sports Grill for our Grand Opening Party!
Enjoy great food and beverage sampling during the event!
Officially open to the public Monday, February 29 at 11am.
Join us in the Facebook Group:
INVITES you to JOIN IN on the Community Street/Yard Sale being held
on Pritchard Ave (west side) and Florence Crescent.
Saturday, August 16th
Just in time for Fall and back- to- school, This is a good opportunity to clean out your garage, your basement, attic and closets, make a little/a lot of cashand meet the people on your street. Get the kids to make a Lemonade stand too!
We will be advertising around the area, in local papers and online to help make sure it’s a fun and successful day for everyone involved.
Spread the Word!
If you have any questions/concerns email us at:
June 9th 2014
regarding Community Safety and Policing at the David Appleton Centre . Also known as the George Syme 55+ Community Centre at 33 Pritchard Ave on the east side of Jane St.
At this meeting there will be a discussion re: Neighbourhood Improvement Areas (NIA’s) and what that means for all of York-South Weston, including our Rockcliffe Smythe community.
Also note RCSA will be teaming with the City to run a more local meeting to look at our local community”
for more information about NIA’s click HERE
and learn more about the >Toronto Strong Neighbourhoods Strategy 2020