Club meetings are held mostly every month from 7:00pm. The first half hour is for the exchange of postcard chat and a free coffee. A presentation of interest to history buffs and postcard collectors follows, or, we have a show and tell exchange about a select postcard topic. Visitors are welcome.
***POSTPONED April 4th Field trip to the John Street Roundhouse POSTPONED*** because you know … we’ll find a date sometime in the Fall to visit the Toronto Railway Museum.
***POSTPONED Sat. April 25th until hopefully a TBC date in May.
Mike Smith on Stedman Bros. Incorporated in 1908 to trade, manufacture and publish books, magazines and postcards, Stedman Brothers Limited had branches in Brantford, Toronto and Winnipeg. They were one of Canada’s most prolific, early postcard publishers with an estimated 9,000 different designs in their catalogue. The firm was so prolific, in fact, that Mike Smith (TPC#940) has created an all-colour Stedman Bros. Picture Postcard Handbook Second Edition. Come and listen to Mike’s updates on this important Canadian postcard manufacturer. The book will be available to purchase for the “show special” price of $45.
Location: John McKenzie House, 34 Parkview Ave. (at Doris) Free street parking, TTC to North York Centre.
Sat. June 13th 2:00pm to 4:00pm. Photographic Methods in the Golden Age of Postcards. TPC members #1569 Celio Barreto and #1444 Victor Caratun discovered postcards from their other hobby, photography. Taking us back to the early 1900s, they’ll tell us about the equipment and methods used by the photographers of the day who took the pictures that are the vintage postcard views in our collections.
Location: **St. Matthews Clubhouse** 450 Broadview Ave., (map) metered street parking, TTC via the 504 King or 505 Dundas streetcars.
Usual Meeting Location: Ontario Historical Society Offices 34 Parkview Avenue in Willowdale near Yonge & Empress. MAP Free on-street parking after 6:00pm. Accessible by TTC, from the ‘North York Centre’ stop on the Yonge Line 1. Cross to the east side of Yonge and walk 2 blocks north to Parkview Ave. then one block east on Parkview. Cross Doris Ave. to the big red house on the corner by the park. Look for the blue Ontario Heritage plaque out front.