Club Meetings

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.

Thurs. May 16th – 7:00 pm to 9:00pm – Stories of Summer!  A welcome to the warmth of summer that is just around the corner.  You must have a reflection of summer depicted in your collection.  Bring along those postcards and the story and share the moment.  Location: John McKenzie House, 34 Parkview Ave. (at Doris) Free street parking, TTC to North York Centre.

 

Source: City of Toronto Archives

Sat. June 8th 2:00 – 4:00pm  An overview of  RIVERDALE  – in Riverdale.  Hop on a southbound streetcar from the Broadview Station and join us to hear Ron Fletcher’s tales of one of Toronto’s oldest communities.  Founder and current President of the Riverdale Historical Society, Ron is also a freelance writer, speaker and a guide of historical walking tours around Riverdale and beyond. Notable in Riverdale history are; the House of Refuge, the Don Jail, the Bloor Street Viaduct, Riverdale Park and Zoo and our venue for the meeting, the St. Matthew’s Lawn Bowling Clubhouse.  Don’t forget to bring your  Riverdale postcards! Location: 450 Broadview Ave. just north of Gerrard.  Langley stop on the 504/505 from Broadview TTC Station.  Metered street parking nearby.  Public parking lot on Gerrard E.  opposite Bridgepoint Hospital or park at Bridgepoint.

 

We take a  break to go postcard shopping in the summer. See you in September!

 

 

 

 

Thurs. Sept. 19th – 7:00 pm to 9:00pm – Show and Tell Returns! Our perennial gathering to share stories about the postcard treasures that you’ve uncovered since we  last met.  Whether from a show, the internet or that secret source of yours, bring along your new postcard gems to show and tell us all. Location: John McKenzie House, 34 Parkview Ave. (at Doris) Free street parking, TTC to North York Centre.

 

 

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.

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