With the cancellation of the Junction Arts Festival, the Annette Street Public Library has stepped forward to fill the void – if only for one day- Saturday, September 10 from 1:00 to 4:00 p.m. Head Librarian Pam Mountain decided to go ahead with her own festival of sorts – a community meet and greet on the library’s lawn.
“This will allow the neighbourhood to learn more about the library and its services,” says Mountain. “Various groups promoting community activism and activities will also be part of the event. There will be plenty for both young and old to enjoy, including storytelling for kids and a comedy show.”
Police and fire departments will have a presence, and the WTJHS display will feature Heintzman materials, the unfurling of a newly rediscovered flag of West Toronto and the second issue of Justice in the Junction, the Life and Times of Josiah Royce. Come and join us, and if you would like, be part of the event by volunteering at our booth.
Schedule of Events at our Natural Ampitheatre, 1-4 pm
Welcome and Greetings – Neil Ross
Flag Ceremony for West Toronto Junction Historical Society (WTJHS)
Storytelling for Children with Pam, Annette Street Library
Graphic Book Launch (WTJHS)
Storytelling for Children with Ann, Annette Street Library
The Life of Minerva Reid read by Cara Reeves, WTJHS
Junction Comedy Workshop with Neil Ross and Terry Cowe
Sprit of the Junction – Saturday September 10, 1pm to 4pm
A retrospective of Reid Englishs’ work the” Spirit of the Junction” be at the WTJHS tent on the lawn of the Library on Sept 10th and Latitude 44 will host some of his works, paintings and tools until the end of September. Some of Reid’s early works will on display in the window of the Early Years Centre until the end of the month.
Saturday, September 10 — BEER LAUNCH
Junction Craft Brewery brings local beer to the Junction as they launch their Conductor’s Ale in a celebration of beer and history. Members of the West Toronto Junction Historical Society bring Legends of the Junction to life, joining JCB owner Tom Paterson in a night to be remembered. We’ll begin at the railway platform on the north side of Dundas east of Pacific and walk to raise a glass at participating venues. Every Conductor’s ale quaffed will provide a toonie for local history. Meet at the railway platform at seven pm.