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.
Sat. Feb. 2nd – 2:00 pm to 4:00pm – Toronto journalist John Lorinc on St. John’s Ward (‘The Ward’) and its rich history which has recently been uncovered, literally, at the excavation for the new Toronto courthouse parking lot on old Armoury Street. Bounded by Queen, University, College and Yonge, newcomers from around the world began their journey towards a better life in ‘The Ward’. A contributing editor to Coach House books ‘The Ward’ (2015) and ‘The Ward Uncovered’ (2018), John and his colleague Tatum Taylor Chaubal have many tales to tell. Don’t forget to bring postcards of ‘The Ward’ from your collections for all to enjoy. Location: John McKenzie House, 34 Parkview Ave. (at Doris) Free street parking, TTC to North York Centre.
Sat. March 23rd – 2:00 pm to 4:00pm – The Much-Maligned PECO – ‘Oh, it’s just a PECO’ (Photogelatine Engraving Company Ltd., Ottawa) we say. You must have a PECO postcard or two in your collection. TPC members John Aitken, (#1473) Ken Elder (#1560) and Barb Henderson (#920) will enlighten you on why PECO deserves more respect as a prominent Canadian postcard publisher. Don’t forget to bring your better PECOs! Location: John McKenzie House, 34 Parkview Ave. (at Doris) Free street parking, TTC to North York Centre.
Sat. April 27th – 2:00 pm to 4:00pm – O. Kendall ‘The Hobbyist’; his postcards, philately, and philosophy. TPC member #1424 Andrew Cunningham and Kathy Hartley, Reference Librarian at the Harry Sutherland Library at the Vincent Graves Greene Philatelic Research Foundation combine forces to uncover the story of this mysterious wanderer. With O.Kendall postcards from Andrew’s Winnipeg collection and a very special one from the Sutherland Library, this noted philatelist’s compelling and obscure early 1900s story is revealed. Of interest both deltiologists and philatelists. Location: John McKenzie House, 34 Parkview Ave. (at Doris) Free street parking, TTC to North York Centre.
Evening 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.