March 4, 2021, 7 PM EST: Our next Zoom Presentation:

John ManiezzoThe Humber & Toronto Carrying Place ‘Indigenous Portage

John Maniezzo is author of the Toronto Old Districts Facebook page and other Facebook pages relating to local history.  He grew up in York Township, attended Runnymede Collegiate and taught high school in North York and at Runnymede Collegiate.  As a local historian, John has given presentations at libraries, genealogy groups and at Swansea Historical Society.  John has extensively researched the Toronto Carrying Place trail along the Humber River and north to Lake Simcoe.

John’s presentation will reveal, through extensive photos, some of the history of this indigenous trail linking Lake Ontario to Lake Simcoe, with some reference to Penetanguishene and Lake Huron. The presentation will show how the Toronto Carrying Place trail was needed and used by the French coureur de bois and by later British traders.  John will explain how the trail later was discarded after the construction of Yonge St.   He will illustrate how part of this ‘portage-path’ remains through the short history of the Toronto Belt Line in 1892-94 and through the Weston Plank Road and present-day Weston Road.

ZOOM MEETING DETAILS:

Topic: WTJHS March4, 2021 Meeting
Time: Mar 4, 2021 07:00 PM America/Toronto

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A short business meeting will follow the presentation at about 8PM EST – Minutes of the previous business meeting available here:

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Past Event: Welcome to 2021! Tune in to our upcoming Zoom meeting on February 4th at 7 PM, featuring author Ted Glenn:

In the spring of 1870, two reporters set off from Toronto to cover one of the biggest stories in Canadian history: Colonel Garnet Wolseley’s 1870 Expedition to Red River. Over the course of six months, the Daily Telegraph‘s Robert Cunningham and the Globe’s Molyneux St. John brought readers along as they paddled and portaged alongside the expedition’s 1100 troops and 400 voyageurs and guides from the shores of Lake Superior through the wilderness of northern Ontario to heart of the rebellion at Fort Garry.

But that’s not the whole story. Buried well below the fold was the fact St. John’s wife – the international burlesque star Kate Ranoe – accompanied him and the expedition all the way to Red River. And not just as an adventurer: owing to an accident early on, Ranoe ended up ghost-writing many of St. John’s stories.

In this presentation, Ted Glenn tells the remarkable story of two reporters and one extraordinary woman as they journey to Red River with Colonel Garnet Wolseley and his Expeditionary Force.

Check out or purchase the book at: https://www.dundurn.com/books/Embedded

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Time to Join WTJHS (or renew) !

Design and Local History fans will want to receive our latest Leader & Recorder Journal which will soon fly to member’s doorsteps. Don’t miss the colourful winners of our WTJHS Poster design competition – and the usual panoply of juicy historical articles! Join or renew here .

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We’re Back! Our Next Meeting is online using ZOOM, Thursday December 3rd 2020 at 7:00 PM:

HOW TO JOIN THE MEETING:  Please save this email so you have the link.  PROBLEMS?  Check your email for any last-minute changes.  We plan to open the ZOOM session at 6:50 PM

Topic: Arlene Chan Presentation
Time: Dec 3, 2020 07:00 PM America/Toronto

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