Summer Vacation

Every year the WTJHS takes a break from promoting history for the summer. Our next meeting will be in September, so stay tuned for more updates!

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

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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.

facebook.com/WestTorontoJunctionHistoricalSociety/

See you all in September!

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Past Event: The Junction Summer Solstice Festival

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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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Past Event: June 2nd Meeting: “The Stockyards: Industrial Growth of the Junction”

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The West Toronto Junction Stockyards
Local history enthusiast John Beram takes a close look at the Toronto Stockyards and how they fit into the industrial development of the West Toronto Junction. Using a wide range of sources, John delves into the evolution of the Stockyards and how it influenced the development of both the city and the surrounding countryside. John explores the tremendous influence on the city of the influx of an immigrant population from around the world drawn by the opportunities for work in The Junction.
John grew up understanding the vital importance of the Stockyards to the economy of Toronto. He ties his own experiences growing up in and around the Junction and spending teenage summers working in The Stockyards into his narrative.

Thursday, June 2nd, 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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Past Event: WTJHS Annual General Meeting : May 5, 2016

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Our 2016 AGM will take place on Thursday, May 5, 2016 concurrent with our regular May public meeting.

We Need Volunteers!

Interested in joining the Society’s Board of Directors, or volunteering in other capacities?  We’d love to have you on board!
Please contact the society at junctionhistorical@gmail.com

Thursday, May 6, 2016: Social Time 7:00 pm, AGM at 7:30 pm
Annette Library, 145 Annette Street, Toronto

PLEASE NOTE:  IN THE EVENT ACCESS TO THE ANNETTE LIBRARY IS NOT POSSIBLE DUE TO LABOUR ISSUES, THE TENTATIVE ALTERNATE LOCATION IS:
West Toronto Baptist Church
3049 Dundas St W, Toronto, ON M6P 1Z5

 

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