Heads Up Fashionistas! WTJHS Award-Winning Designer T-Shirts

Exclusive to WTJHS – featuring the winner of the WTJHS 2020 Art Competition!

Now available from the WTJHS for only $25! Order now to ensure you and your snazzy loved ones won’t be disappointed! To get your very own stunning 100% cotton T-shirt, send an email telling us how many and what size[s] to the WTJHS Treasurer at:

wtjhstreasurer@gmail.com

Our esteemed and reliable Treasurer will contact you to assist in size selection, payment and delivery options.

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Past Event: 40th Anniversary – Creating WTJHS’s Future

We’ve had to postpone the planned Annual General Meeting until later this year – so far we don’t have enough volunteers to fill our slate of executive positions. Instead we’re hosting a “40th Anniversary – Creating WTJHS’s Future” session. We’d like to fill you in more completely on what WTJHS is about, and what our volunteer executives actually do. Most importantly, we’d like your opinions, suggestions (and criticisms!) regarding where we are and where we should go from here. We look forward to diversifying our Junction stories and events with your participation in the WTJHS.

Zoom Meeting Link:

https://us02web.zoom.us/j/6135380613?pwd=a0NCUXdHUVJSb3Nxd1U5ay96c0hpQT09

Meeting ID: 613 538 0613

Passcode: 416686

Or phone in:

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Minutes of the March 4 2021 business meeting are available HERE

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Past Event: March 4, 2021, 7 PM EST: Our next Zoom Presentation:

John ManiezzoThe Humber & Toronto Carrying Place ‘Indigenous Portage

John Maniezzo is author of the Toronto Old Districts Facebook page and other Facebook pages relating to local history.  He grew up in York Township, attended Runnymede Collegiate and taught high school in North York and at Runnymede Collegiate.  As a local historian, John has given presentations at libraries, genealogy groups and at Swansea Historical Society.  John has extensively researched the Toronto Carrying Place trail along the Humber River and north to Lake Simcoe.

John’s presentation will reveal, through extensive photos, some of the history of this indigenous trail linking Lake Ontario to Lake Simcoe, with some reference to Penetanguishene and Lake Huron. The presentation will show how the Toronto Carrying Place trail was needed and used by the French coureur de bois and by later British traders.  John will explain how the trail later was discarded after the construction of Yonge St.   He will illustrate how part of this ‘portage-path’ remains through the short history of the Toronto Belt Line in 1892-94 and through the Weston Plank Road and present-day Weston Road.

ZOOM MEETING DETAILS:

Topic: WTJHS March4, 2021 Meeting
Time: Mar 4, 2021 07:00 PM America/Toronto

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Meeting ID: 704 275 4431
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A short business meeting will follow the presentation at about 8PM EST – Minutes of the previous business meeting available here:

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Past Event: Welcome to 2021! Tune in to our upcoming Zoom meeting on February 4th at 7 PM, featuring author Ted Glenn:

In the spring of 1870, two reporters set off from Toronto to cover one of the biggest stories in Canadian history: Colonel Garnet Wolseley’s 1870 Expedition to Red River. Over the course of six months, the Daily Telegraph‘s Robert Cunningham and the Globe’s Molyneux St. John brought readers along as they paddled and portaged alongside the expedition’s 1100 troops and 400 voyageurs and guides from the shores of Lake Superior through the wilderness of northern Ontario to heart of the rebellion at Fort Garry.

But that’s not the whole story. Buried well below the fold was the fact St. John’s wife – the international burlesque star Kate Ranoe – accompanied him and the expedition all the way to Red River. And not just as an adventurer: owing to an accident early on, Ranoe ended up ghost-writing many of St. John’s stories.

In this presentation, Ted Glenn tells the remarkable story of two reporters and one extraordinary woman as they journey to Red River with Colonel Garnet Wolseley and his Expeditionary Force.

Check out or purchase the book at: https://www.dundurn.com/books/Embedded

Zoom meeting details:

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Meeting ID: 704 275 4431
Passcode: 079880

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