Past Event: Meeting: Thursday, March 2, 2017

Tales of Toronto Transit

1-178: TTC PCC streetcar 4328 Dundas St. W. at McMurray Ave. looking west, 3030-3038 Dundas W. buildings, hoardings at Bad Boy store, photographer John Thompson source John Thompson 'date acquired' August 1999

1-178: TTC PCC streetcar 4328 Dundas St. W. at McMurray Ave. looking west.

Local transit enthusiasts Trevor Parkins-Sciberras (and WTJHS member) and David Reigate will be giving a presentation on our beloved TTC, and its predecessors. Starting with horse-drawn public transit in Toronto, prior to the founding of the West Toronto Junction, the presentation will then shift to focus on the Junction and its public transit history, including the suburban & civic railways, the early Humberside double-decker bus, the 40 Junction trolley bus, and the Bloor-Danforth Subway Extension.

Featured will be a many archival photos of transit in the Junction, as well as historic video clips of old streetcars, and the new bus routes.

The Presenters

  • Trevor’s family history is well connected to the Junction. His dad’s grandparents immigrated from Malta to the Junction in the 1920s. Trevor has lived in 9 houses around the Junction area, and attended Indian Road Crescent School, Howard Park Alternative, Annette St. Public School, Humberside CI, and Western Tech. Trevor continues to live in the Junction.
  • David was born and raised in Etobicoke. He is a lifelong transit enthusiast with a passion for history involving transit and the areas it served. David started to do volunteering on the Halton County Radial Railway when he was 13 years old, which was 23 years ago

The Archives will open at 6 pm.  The meeting room doors open at 6:30 pm.  Social Time 7:00 pm, Business Meeting at 7:30 pm, Presentation at 8:00 pm,
Annette Public Library, Lower Level, 145 Annette Street, Toronto.