Past Meeting: Thursday, May 4, 2017

 ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING

All you wanted to know about WTJHS but were afraid to ask!

The doors open at 6:30 pm for set up and meeting old and new friends; the WTJHS  meeting starts at 7:00 pm

Located in the basement of the Annette Street Public Library. 145 Annette St, Toronto.

 

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Past Event: Thursday, April 6, 2017

The Beginnings of the Canadian Auto
Industry

CCM Weston Road 1912

Local history enthusiast and storyteller, John Beram, will discuss the early days of the auto industry in Canada, with special reference to the role of the Junction in the development of the industry.

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.

 

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Earth Day Walking Event: April 22nd

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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.

 

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