Don’t Miss This! Our Next Meeting: Thursday, October 6, 2016

Early Innkeepers of West Toronto

Presented by Ken Purvispeacocktavern

We are pleased to present Ken Purvis, currently the Museum Coordinator at Montgomery’s Inn History Museum, City of Toronto Culture; Contract Faculty at Centennial College in their Culture & Heritage Site Management program, and guest speaker for Routes Adventures Road Scholar program.

Ken has logged over 30 years in the history field. He has worked as an animator, interpreter, interpretive supervisor, site manager and museum coordinator including 22 years at Fort York National Historic Site; joined the faculty at Centennial College in 2012 and has been a guest lecturer at York University, Monk Centre for International Studies, the Royal Canadian Military Institute and has been with Routes Adventures for more than a decade.

He is also a history hobbyist – historical re-enactor and early music performer. His music has inspired re-enactors from Waterloo Belgium to Fortress Louisbourg in Cape Breton and in 2003 he led a recreated Napoleonic military band through the streets of the French Quarter of New Orleans to help celebrate the 200th anniversary of the Louisiana Purchase.

Thursday, October 6, 2016: Social Time 7:00 pm, Business Meeting at 7:30 pm, Speaker at 8:00 pm,  Annette Library, 145 Annette Street, Toronto

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A Little Wiser: Lessons from the Junction Archives

After summer vacation, our next meeting is on September 8th, 2016.

Ashley Reeves (B.A.), one of two of our summer students, will be giving an overview of the WTJHS Summer Student Project, funded by the Government of Canada under the Canada Summer Jobs Program.
She is now a Master’s student at the University of Toronto in the Archives/Records Management and Critical Information Policy Program.

A special appearance will also be made by our local MP, Arif Virani.

Thursday, September 8th, 2016: Social Time 7:00 pm, Business Meeting at 7:30 pm, Speaker at 8:00 pm,  Annette Library, 145 Annette Street, Toronto


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Summer Vacation

Every year the WTJHS takes a break from promoting history for the summer. Our next meeting will be on Thursday, September 8. Stay tuned for more updates!

We are always looking for new volunteers. If you are interested, please contact us at:


You can follow us on the WTJHS Facebook page for frequent posts of archival Junction photographs. If you any old Junction photos you’d like to share, please send them to us.

See you all in September!

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Past Event: The Junction Summer Solstice Festival


The WTJHS will have a booth set up during the Junction’s annual Summer Solstice Festival. Come check us out for more info on our society, and the Junction’s history.

When: Noon to Midnight: Saturday June 18th, 2016.

Where: Dundas Street West, between Keele St. & Quebec Ave.

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