TALK: They Walked These Streets, We Will Remember Them (November 3) @ 7PM

Please join Bloor West Village residents and high school teachers, Katy Whitfield and Ian DaSilva, creators of “They Walked These Streets, We Will Remember Them” as they present their wonderful initiative at our Thursday, November 3rd, 2022 meeting – on Zoom at 7pm. Katy and Ian honour over sixty Bloor West Village residents who served in the First and Second World Wars and who never returned home.

Come learn more about our courageous and brave young people who served, yet also walked these streets before us. Maybe one of the veterans lived on your street?

Please note: As you may know, our General Meeting on October 6th with Vince Pietropaolo was disrupted by “Zoom Bombers”. In order to prevent this from happening again, we are implementing new Zoom arrangements for future meetings, starting with November 3rd.

  • WTJHS General Meetings will be open to both WTJHS members and to the broader community through an advance signup step.
  • Those who intend to join the Zoom call on November 3rd can sign up by providing their name and email address in advance at this link:
  • After signing up, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.
  • Zoom login information (including passcodes) will not be posted on Facebook or on our website but will be sent by email individually to each person who signs up. Please do not share this login information.
  • Access to Whiteboard (the Zoom feature used by intruders to scribble while Vince was displaying his Stockyard District photos) has been disabled.

We look forward to seeing you on November 3rd and at future Zoom meetings!



Baird Park, at 275 Keele Street just south of Annette Street

What makes this event historical? We are inviting you to help celebrate the 110th anniversary of the West Toronto Lawn Bowling Club and the 40-plus one years of the West Toronto Junction Historical Society.

Come and join us with a get-together including Lawn Bowling demos and kids’ games. Then join Past WTJHS President Neil Ross for a short presentation and a rollicking Junction walking tour of the neighbourhood.

What kind of historical questions will Neil be able to answer for you? Did the CPR illegally tear down the West Toronto Railway station 40 years ago? Who robbed the Royal Mail before escaping to the U.S.? Why was the Junction dry for nearly 100 years? Just how wild does a town have to get to shut down its own bars? What replaced the bars after they closed?

Come and find out the answer to these questions and more at the WTJHS/West Toronto Lawn Bowling Club’s Historical Fall Festival.

All are welcome!