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. 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.
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.
Sat. May. 25th – 2:00 pm to 4:00pm – Photography in the Golden Age of Postcards (1904-1915) TPC Members Victor Caratun (TPC#1444) and Celio Barreto (TPC# 1569) have a passion for photography and photographic history, and for vintage postcards. They will combine their knowledge of both hobbies to help us understand how the postcard photographers in the ‘Golden Age’ created their treasures. Location: John McKenzie House, 34 Parkview Ave. (at Doris) Free street parking, TTC to North York Centre.
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.
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.